Monday, July 5, 2010

Jersey in the Berkshires: Play Bousquet, Pittsfield, MA

After a lifetime of staying out of the Berkshires, we are back for pass two of three in less than six months.  Needless to say, last time was in a foot of snow and a day of crazy downhill at Butternut. This time it was 90 degrees and we needed to cool down after a morning of horseback at Undermountain Farm.  Yesterday we hit the lake, today we had our sights on the water slides.

Bousquet is a local fav amongst the ski set.  While Butternut was either too flat or steep, Bousquet seems to have made out better in the glacial age.  This winter we will try out their 22 lovely trails.  For now, we worked the mini-golf.  Oddly enough, Sydney seems to like golf.  Meemaw got him a set of "clubs" and he hacks away at home.  After hacking away off the greens at Bousquet, we got bored at hole 15.

I can't believe he waited this long for the slides.  The big kid/adult slides were tempting.  I almost took a Dadbreak.  Instead we watched in glee as Sydney shooshed down the kiddie slides.  It brought me back to my summers in Jersey at Action Park or down on the coast at Wildwood (thankfully pre-"Situation", but still Jersey Shore baby).  So I was delighted to see that the parking lot was full of Jersey plates.  You can take the kids out of Jersey, but you can't take the Jersey out of your kids.