Are you looking for an expedition on a sunny Saturday?

I’ll create some rambles and guided explorations — for a theme or a town or a day when you’re here for a concert tonight at Mass MoCA and you’re looking for adventure.

We have hundreds of beautiful places here when you know where to look. I remember a weekend when my sister came to visit and we showed up at Jacob’s Pillow for a free Inside/Out performance. It was raining, and so on a whim we got tickets to see a Taiwanese choreographer and her company. We ate mussels outdoors in a restaurant under a tent, with garlic and lemon on our fingers.

So I’d like to share some of my favorite places with you. I find new ones every day. I’ll turn down a back road or check out a bookstore in a barn and find myself spinning like a kid with a sparkler, amazed that the world can be like this, even for a minute. And I’ve lived here for 20 years.

That weekend, my sister and I drove her tiny car to Monterey, to a roadside stand where we could get plate-sized blueberry pancakes made with ingredients from the farm across the way. The eggs came from their chickens, the milk from their cows, and the maple syrup from their trees.