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by Kettlebell Country Girl on Jul 15th 2021

Chesterwood is the former summer home, studio and gardens of American sculptor Daniel Chester French , who is best known for creating two of our nation’s most powerful symbols: the Minute Man at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Daniel Chester French...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Jun 20th 2021

Naumkeag is the former country estate of noted New York City lawyer Joseph Hodges Choate and Caroline Dutcher Sterling Choate, located at 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The estate’s centerpiece is a 44-room, Shingle Style country house designed principally by Stanford White of McKim, Mead &...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on May 19th 2021

The Mount is a country house in Lenox, Massachusetts, the home of noted American author Edith Wharton, who designed the house in 1902.  When she designed the house. She thought that good architectural expression included order, scale, and harmony.  Today, in addition to being a historic house, The Mount is a major tourist attraction...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on May 16th 2021

The Berkshire Botanical Garden is a not-for-profit, membership-supported, educational institution located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The Garden was founded in 1934 on 15 acres of donated land at the inter-section of Routes 102 and 183 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Its public display gardens are among the oldest in the U.S. and...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on May 9th 2021

Norman Percevel Rockwell was an American painter and illustrator born in February 3, 1894.  His works have a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Feb 4th 2020

This week I visited New York City. I was walking around looking for a nice place to grab a hot tea when I stumbled upon this new Spyscape museum located in Midtown right before Central Park.  I really didn’t know what to expect so I went in with an open mind. The first exhibit I stopped by was “The James Bond Exhibit”...

by Kettlebell Country Girl on Jul 5th 2018

My bike has been locked up in the garage for several months collecting dust. Luckily this past weekend I was invited for a bike ride along the Raritan Canal Trail so it was a good excuse to get it out of storage.  The trip went from Bordentown, to New Brunswick, and Trenton lasting about 30 miles. The canal is part of the National...