We were rewarded with a perfect summer's weekend, sunny days with low humidity and crisp, cool nights.
Before the concert began, we munched on chicken, pasta and some Italian pastries that was accompanied by a couple bottles of wine.
Then at 8:30 John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra played selections from "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Star Wars," narrated by Darth Vader himself, James Earl Jones.
We continued to make good time back to Benedict Pond, where everyone skipped the swim to check in to their motels and make our 6:30PM rendezvous time at Tanglewood.
We met at our campsite at Beartown State Forest and charged through the delightfully cool forest.
We hustled over to Tanglewood, but alas were 15 minutes late. With hundreds of people taking prime spots on the lawn we don’t blame our group quickly taking up space after waiting for us a short while.
Jon and I took advantage of the pond and took a refreshing swim after everyone left.
On our way to a viewpoint, we met a couple of Appalachian Trail thru hikers.
We continued on our journey and stopped for lunch at Sky Peak Road.