Jon Crispin's Notebook

Ashley Reservoir

Posted in Jon Crispin, Nature, Travel, Uncategorized, walking, walking in the woods, Water by joncrispin on 29/12/2018


Peter is taking the GREs today (please wish him luck) in an industrial park in West Springfield, MA and Cris and I have a few hours to fill.  Friends had told us about the Ashley Reservoir which is nearby so we decided on a walk.  This place is amazing.  Less than 5 minutes off the 91 and so peaceful.


The fact that this place is so close to the Holyoke Mall and a major highway makes it even more surprising.


What is especially cool is the ability to walk across these causeways and feel like you are in the middle of a lake.  Almost like walking on water!

Next time any of you are driving through Western Mass, take Exit 15 off the 91 and you are there.  Sadly, no doggies though.

Winter driving

Posted in Automobiles, Travel, Weather by joncrispin on 01/02/2011


I left the house this morning with the intention of driving to Washington, DC.  The Tilghman shoot starts on Thursday.  The original plan was to leave early Wednesday, but with the storm coming in I moved the trip up a day.  It seemed it would be OK once I made it south of New York City, but I never got that far.  The roads were not so bad initially, but the 91 was a mess.  The wipers picked up ice and basically stopped working, and when the traffic slowed to 10 miles per hour, it seemed prudent to turn around.  Tomorrow is supposed to be worse than today, so I’ll just have to wait it out.  It is nice to be home for the storm though.  I’ll crank up the snow blower and try to keep ahead of it all.

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