Travel Diary Seven / by Dave Hileman

Off to Connecticut. And RI and MA. We left early-ish for Weir Farm about a 60 mile drive that would take a while because of the narrow back roads. It was interesting pulling the Oliver up and around these narrow, hilly roads, rock lined lanes. Weir Farm is a National Park Service site, our 203rd! What a gorgeous place. Made even nicer by friendly and helpful rangers, Tom and Amanda in particular. It is interesting when you pull into a stone fence lined parking lot slightly wider than your trailer and find out there is only one way in and out. Thanks for your help. The farm is a gem. Stunning stone walls, red buildings, neat 18th century house, two studios and trails over the 150 or so acres. They also have an artist in residence program, go Addie! Loved this place. Then off to Roger Williams site in Providence RI. A 4.5 acre park in downtown, unit 204. Not sure how the determination is made as to what gets NPS designation. Maybe politics? No, of course not. Nice ranger at the park really knew a lot about Williams. Lunch and dinner in the trailer and settled for the night at a state park on the ocean in MA. 

Cadillac’s Correct Viewpoint!

Finally we are moving and just when I think we are going to make progress we stop at, you guessed it, another house. Don’t tell my guides but this one was not too bad, nice fields and ponds. Reminds me of the Days of Ancient when we ruled this part of the world. Then commuters moved in - who can stand that. Anyway this house belonged to an artist and, of course, that being one of my outstanding qualities, I was delighted when the ranger practically begged my to put my name in for a slot in the Artist in Residence program. Modern Moose art is my forte it will be great. Oh, and guess where we ate for dinner, NO WHERE. I leave them alone and they go to the CIA - I travel and it is peanut butter. Drat. We must be in Maine by late morning tomorrow, I am confident. 

 Moosetastic Pond at Weir Farm

Moosetastic Pond at Weir Farm