|We took a side trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It was a really great trip through the beautiful green hills of New York and Western Massachusetts. Along the way we saw our first tree with some fall colors. Many of Rockwell's paintings are in the museum. I was surprised by how large the paintings were. Many were on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post for nearly 40 years. We also toured his last studio that was very interesting--it still has the knife marks on the floor where Rockwell cut the canvas down to size by using the floor as a cutting surface. The day was pleasant and we really saw the work of America's Greatest Illustrator and Painter. The Administrative Offices were in the cottage built by a New York Attorney in the late 1800's--a really beautiful home on a very nice piece of property.