Western Massachusetts in Late Summer - September 10-13, 2007

These pictures were taken with my Fujifilm Finepix S9000 digital camera at home in Pittsfield and on the rides to and from work in South Hadley, Massachusetts, during the week of September 10-13, 2007. It's a long ride, but who can complain about having to drive a great road through the mountains every day? Images are shown at a resolution of 640x480, but many are available in full size or cropped from the originals or in half of original size by clicking on the links after the captions.

September 10, 2007

View from the back deck at home. Up the trail. [Larger: 1744x1308]

And down the trail. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Heading south and east on US 7 and US 20 in Lenox. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Coming up on some construction in Lee. [Larger: 1744x1308]

On the Mass Pike eastbound near Lee. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Climbing up toward the Appalachian Trail crossing on the Mass Pike. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Up into the fog on the Mass Pike. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Down on the other side, the fog has lifted. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Now on the way home in the evening, nearing Lee and Exit 2. [Larger: 1744x1308]

September 11, 2007

A different route home for this day -- coming up on the Route 9 bridge over the Connecticut from Hadley to Northampton. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Crossing the Connecticut. [Larger: 1744x1308]

In Northampton. [Crop/Zoom: 740x737]

Bad idea - traffic backed up trying to get onto or across US 5.

Back to Route 9 in the western part of Northampton. [Crop/Zoom: 477x543]

And into Williamsburg. [Crop/Zoom: 1270x1257]

Williamsburg. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And now heading west out of Williamsburg. [Larger: 1744x1308]

And into Goshen. [Crop/Zoom: 940x1257]

Goshen. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Joining 112. [Crop/Zoom: 754x1367]

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Leaving 112. [Crop/Zoom: 740x1220]

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At 8A in Windsor. [Crop/Zoom: 577x990]

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September 12, 2007

A nice day on the 12th, just some clouds at the top. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Coming up on the Blandford Plaza, which is being converted this week from Exxon to Gulf. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Great day up here. [Larger: 1744x1308]

No more Exxon. [Crop/Zoom: 1971x1676]

It's almost a Gulf. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Heading down the big hill to the Westfield River. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Coming up on the river. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Crossing the Westfield on the Mass Pike. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Now on the way home westbound, the sign telling people that there's a service plaza 2 miles ahead, but it's really more like 8. [Crop/Zoom: 257x243]

No gas during the conversion. [Crop/Zoom: 523x380]

Coming up on the westbound Blandford Plaza.

Trucks not being nice, taking all lanes and doing about 45.

The Blandford Plaza big signs. [Crop/Zoom: 3448x860]

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A great day to drive across the Berkshires. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Some of the best views on the ride are westbound just passed the highest point as we start down toward Lee. [Full size: 3488x2616]

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September 13, 2007

On the way home going up US 7 and US 20 through Lenox, there was a balloon in the distance. [Crop/Zoom: 273x347]

Back home, the ski trail in the back yard. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And looking down toward the waterslide. [Larger: 1744x1308]
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