4th of July Weekend - Housatonic, MA

After a relentless three hour persecution by both my mother and extended family, I caved, stuffed  the duffle and charged my batteries. I had to get on a Wassaic bound train leaving Grand Central at 6:56pm and rendezvous with my mother and Rich. 

 

 Leaving the Hive.

Leaving the Hive.

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 The next hour consisted of drafting emails and listening to Drake's newest album "Scorpion." 

The next hour consisted of drafting emails and listening to Drake's newest album "Scorpion." 

 I transfered at Southeast to the Wassaic bound train where I would meet my mom. 

I transfered at Southeast to the Wassaic bound train where I would meet my mom. 

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 Wassaic, NY.

Wassaic, NY.

 The Four Brothers Drive In movie theater on our way to Housatonic.

The Four Brothers Drive In movie theater on our way to Housatonic.

 They had burgers, chicken tenders, milkshakes, and all kinds of goodies at the Play-Eat-Drink-Stand.

They had burgers, chicken tenders, milkshakes, and all kinds of goodies at the Play-Eat-Drink-Stand.

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 Me, mom, and Rich, got some cheeseburgers, french fries, and talked about organic ketchup.

Me, mom, and Rich, got some cheeseburgers, french fries, and talked about organic ketchup.

After having some grub we continued on by car to the house in Housatonic. Massachusetts, for the most part, does not have many street lights. Not only are the roads pitch black at night but also very narrow and windy. We spent about an hour in the car until we got the house. I fell asleep almost immediately upon arriving. 

THE NEXT MORNING

 Yes, the house is purple.

Yes, the house is purple.

After a quick run, I showered and found my friend Haedyn sitting on the porch eating a cookie I made.

 Ps. He's a model. @Haedyngerow

Ps. He's a model. @Haedyngerow

 The neighbor's porch

The neighbor's porch

 Mornin' Mom! 

Mornin' Mom! 

 Eric points something out on the Burning Man map tattooed on his leg. He likes to point.

Eric points something out on the Burning Man map tattooed on his leg. He likes to point.

 Hard at work on the Xbox.

Hard at work on the Xbox.

 Eric doing things.

Eric doing things.

After everyone had breakfast we were getting ready to go on a hike. While sitting outside waiting for everyone, a neighbor drove by and informed me that the (house) dog was up the hill at another neighbor's house. 

 Eric jumped on his bike to go find and retrieve the dog. 

Eric jumped on his bike to go find and retrieve the dog. 

 Welcome back Yukiko! Yes, the dog is pink. (and blue)

Welcome back Yukiko! Yes, the dog is pink. (and blue)

 MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

 About a 10 minute drive to the forrest gate. 

About a 10 minute drive to the forrest gate. 

 We made it to the top of Flag Rock after about a 2.5 mile hike. 

We made it to the top of Flag Rock after about a 2.5 mile hike. 

 Eric waters the dog. 

Eric waters the dog. 

 You can almost see the house from this vantage point. It's just to the right of the school at slightly left from center of this frame. 

You can almost see the house from this vantage point. It's just to the right of the school at slightly left from center of this frame. 

 Eric points at Mt. Everett.

Eric points at Mt. Everett.

 We walked back to house from the end of the trail. 

We walked back to house from the end of the trail. 

 Monument Mill. Housatonic, Ma. 

Monument Mill. Housatonic, Ma. 

 Looking up at Flag Rock from the House. 

Looking up at Flag Rock from the House. 

4:30pm

 This is Eric. 

This is Eric. 

 This is one of his infinitely cuter daughters Nova.

This is one of his infinitely cuter daughters Nova.

 She wanted to deflate her friend's pool float with the fear that it might get damaged during the BBQ love.

She wanted to deflate her friend's pool float with the fear that it might get damaged during the BBQ love.

 Rich and Eric made some killer ribs! 

Rich and Eric made some killer ribs! 

 My mother and her childhood friend Eileen Ward. Eileen has the sweetest dog named "Moby Dick."

My mother and her childhood friend Eileen Ward. Eileen has the sweetest dog named "Moby Dick."

 They have been close friends since grammar school!

They have been close friends since grammar school!

 Eileen's super photogenic daughter Isabella Fauci. 

Eileen's super photogenic daughter Isabella Fauci. 

 Eric made me this amazing cake for my birthday. Thanks Eric! *waves hand in front of camera*

Eric made me this amazing cake for my birthday. Thanks Eric! *waves hand in front of camera*

9:30pm

SUNDAY MORNING

Eric wanted to do a cool composite image of Rich climbing around on the backyard tree.

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 I was the stand-in. 

I was the stand-in. 

 Eric negotiates this manquien. 

Eric negotiates this manquien. 

 The final result. Nice work boys!

The final result. Nice work boys!

That was the grand finale. Nova and Her friend Kathleen made haste and drove me to the train station to catch my 2:15pm back to NYC. 

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THE END