Monday, October 20, 2014

Saturday in Deerfield, MA

This weekend, work took me to Historic Deerfield, which I didn't realize was a thing until I was quite literally in the middle of it, being mobbed by overweight tourists taking pictures of everything.  After a few hours of work, I started a slow wander around the village. You can pay to go into all of the historic homes, but photos aren't allowed and, to be honest, I'm not terribly interested in checking out a bunch of historic fireplaces and chairs.

I am, however, interested in pigs and fall foliage -

After a long wander in town, I decided to torture myself with the flagship Yankee Candle store, also in Deerfield.  I did not find the store all that compelling.  The candles themselves were over priced and the scents were no different than any other store.  It was fun to see them all in one spot, but not fun enough for me to forget the ridiculous prices.  The real draw for the store is all of the other things - the Christmas room, the cafeteria, the Vera Bradley section, the wax mold or your hands. Not interesting to me, but hey, it'll kill an afternoon if you need that.

Deerfield itself is definitely worth a visit, particularly in fall, but I'd bypass the Yankee Candle store, unless you are a passionate wax burner.

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