We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Mohonk. My Gramp's favorite place, and one of my Pa's favorites, if you don't include Tuscany or Norway. When you arrive, your first view of the place in the woods�is astonishing. Great rock-climbing in the Gunks.
Tanglewood. Stay in Lenox, or at the 200 year-old �Red Lion in Stockbridge, not too far from Maggie's Farm.
Chatauqua.�Yes, it still exists and is going strong, with mental stimulation.
I have stayed at the Mt. Washington Hotel and the Chatham Bars Inn. Both are beautiful. The skiing at the former is among the best in the east. The serenity at the latter is also among the best in the east (or was, it was many moons ago that I was there and progress may have intruded).
Re: the RED LION...had a meal there (in 1971) as a buddy & I travelled the "Pike". We searched out "Alice's Restaurant" and found it (as you know, that was the name of the song not the restaurant)...The Village Restaruant is was at the time. Saw Officer Obie & his new Dep. (Bob?).
In 1989, while on my way to marry my New England bride (Allston, Mass) I stopped into Stockbridge and shared a pint with the now retired (and infamous) Obie...again, great memories......