Aug 5 2017

Olde Heritage Tavern

12 Housatonic St # 201,
Lenox, MA 01240

Rocking chair, decent food, nice wine glass, but SLOW service. Oh boy. It’s Saturday and they have only one girl working outside. We were thinking to go to Cork n’ Hearth again didn’t want to spend a lot of time, so picked this one.

Many restaurants close after 2:30 in Lenox, even on Saturday. Oh well.


Aug 5 2017

Kent Coffee & Chocolate

45 N Main St
Kent, CT 06757
(860) 927-1445

Like it a LOT.

I was in the mood of ice cream – someone who doesn’t like sweet.

It has an outdoor and indoor seating, with a HUGE bathroom. It’s small and welcoming. The menu board looks a little intimidating – too many stuff to choose from. Their chocolate is pretty good. I got the sea salt almond bark … and brought them home. Guess I’m not a sweet eater -:(

The town Kent is quaint, on Route 7.

Aug 5 2017

Yoyo Ma @ the Shed

Koussevitzky Music Shed @ Tanglewood is the major venue, which is named after the Russia-born conductor Serge Koussevitzky (wiki, 1874-1951) who spent 25 years (1924-49) with BSO.

We take in the Friday evening concert @ 8 pm and Saturday morning rehearsal @ 10:30 am. Both are great, and we’re pretty lucky with the weather – foretasted as raining.

They’ve added many amenities – eateries to building. The compound is nicely kept – thanks for us too -:) we keep it clean as much as we can – after the performance, look, how clean and green it is!

The ushers are mostly volunteers. One older lady I spoke with, she was doubting her outfit, oh boy. She looks so put together, to me. The old fashioned bell and bell ringer.


David Zinman, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

MOZART Symphony No. 25
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

Watching David Zinman diligently working, arms flying and all, I thought he looks like a hand-pull noodle maker 手拉面.

Ma Yoyo is world renowned cellist. I used to see him often in the past, when he played the classical pieces, as vs now, in 2010 and after, more of modern pieces. Emanuel Ax used to be his piano man for many of his recording.

Aug 5 2017

Kent, CT

A quaint little New England town on Route 7 in Connecticut bordering New York. Population 2,858 in 2000 census (wiki).

The Kent Coffee Chocolate shop is lovely. They’re having a car show however, we didn’t find it.

An interesting read on the Atlantic about the little free library.


Aug 5 2017

Housatonic River

@ the Housatonic Park (wiki) south of Kent, on Route 7.


Aug 5 2017

U.S. Route 7

On our way home, we take the route 7, which is a north-south highway in the western New England – wiki. It’s also known for antiques/antiquing.