It was a cloudy day, not unlike the day we moved to New Haven. A little rainy, but closer to a drizzle than a downpour. Once again we had friends to help us pack the car…a big thanks to TJ, Elana, Josh, and Hannah…it is amazing how much Rosie, the Fusion, can fit. David counted 8 boxes in the trunk alone.
After just an hour of packing we were on the road, David in the Fusion and me in the Neon. It was an uneventful drive. We arrived just after four o’clock with enough time to unload the car and begin unpacking the basics before dinner. David focused on the entertainment unit and quickly realized that while he brought the computer and playstation, we left the mouse, keyboard, and remote in New Haven. This along with all of David’s working-wear. We quickly realized that we would have to make a second trip back to New Haven on Sunday.
Here's the living room of our 'summer home' in the midst of packing.
After unpacking the kitchen and living room boxes, we realized it was 7 o’clock and time for dinner. We took the suggestion of Kate, a classmate from Yale, and tried our luck at a restaurant in Greenfield called the People’s Pint. Shockingly enough the one restaurant in Gill was all booked at 7 on a Saturday night. The trip to Greenfield was picturesque and interesting. I find it amusing to think about how many street names have stuck around since the first settlers. To get to the People’s Pint we headed from Main Rd to Mohawk Trail then over the French King’s Bridge.
The food at the People’s Pint was incredible. Greenfield may be a small town, but so far it’s food could easily rival the restaurants of New Haven. Much of the food is from local farms and dairies in Franklin County (home county of both Gill and Greenfield) and I swear you can taste the freshness.
I'm pretty sure this is to warn people when bears or mountain lions are approaching. David thinks I'm over-reacting.
To end the evening, I convinced David that renting “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” would be a better idea than getting “Zoombieland”. After watching the movie, I still say I was right, although David may disagree. The movie started off strong. About midway through it either got boring or I got tired or both. We ended up calling it quits with only 30 minutes left and heading to bed, don’t worry we did finish the movie the following afternoon. The relevance of the movie did end up coming full circle a couple days later when David and I learned from multiple sources that just a few weeks ago there was a bear pawing through the trash of David’s office and another citing near our ‘summer home’. Thanks to Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker’s excellent acting, I now know that if I see a bear it is best not to run, not to look it in the eyes, and to talk soothingly to the bear. Who knew that a bad, romantic-comedy could be so relevant.
Since arriving David and I have fortunately not seen a bear, but we have seen a turtle, which I carried from on the road to the curb, a fox, a skunk, and a deer. I leave you with a picture of the final animal.
Not as scary as a bear, but still exciting.