Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Monday, we had lunch at a retirement community in Amherst called Applewood. Ellen has a high school friend, Barbara Bing, who lives there with her husband, and in addition to that, our friend, Joan Lindeman, whose husband, Tom, passed away in February, also lives there, and has wanted us to come visit her for some time. So Barbara arranged for us all to have lunch together in the dining room and see the apartments there. They would love for us to move there, but when I looked into it, it was pretty clearly a bit beyond our means, not so much because of the entrance fee, which is pretty large, but the monthly rental fee, which for even a pretty small apartment is over $3000 a month. But it was very interesting to visit, and it is indeed a lovely spot. Just across from Applewood is the "Orchard Arboretum" owned and maintained by the Town of Amherst, and at this time of year, it is spectacular.

Applewood entrance

Steve Bing, Joan Lindeman, Ellen, Barbara Bing

Walking in the Orchard Arboretum
A remarkable, rose-like, double-blossomed, crab apple tree
More orchard
At lunch in the dining room of Applewood

No comments:

Post a Comment