In-between working and my usual errand-running these past few days, I’ve been having a little “foodie tour” around the Pioneer Valley while Troy is back in town for both business and a mini-vacation this week- dining out at places that have made appearances in past “Local Loves” posts like Champney’s in Deerfield and The People’s Pint right around the corner from my apartment in Greenfield. It’s been wonderful having him back on the East Coast and even more wonderful being able to go out on the town(s) and eat great meals in wonderful settings again- especially since the weather is still nice enough to be able to eat outdoors for the time being.
Someday I’ll be able to write more in-depth and in greater detail about the business/legal proceedings that have been looming over an otherwise beautiful visit with one of my best friends, as he’s presently embroiled in contentious litigation- but until I’m given the okay to write an exposé that has been in the making for over two years now- I’m just enjoying the good days, delicious food and Autumnal scenery whenever Troy and I go out.
In the coming weeks I’m looking forward to getting back into my favorite Fall activities and long-beloved traditions, many of which I missed out on last year due to COVID-19 closures and restrictions- like heading to The Big E, exploring Salem’s historic (and sometimes cheesy) attractions, apple picking and walking through over-the-top pumpkin displays.
And I’m looking forward to sharing plenty of photos/videos and recaps along the way. This week has been a fun quasi-break from my usual schedule since I’ve been entertaining company and trying to be an attentive and considerate host- but it’s back to work next week with a “Game Day” appetizer recipe now that the NFL regular season is underway, a look at New England’s largest and most unusual fair- and getting a little spooky just a teeny, tiny bit early with a day trip to the Eastern part of the state.
Just in time for the first official day of Fall next week!