This morning we checked out of our motel in Fishkill, New York and began our drive to Springfield, Massachusetts. For most of that drive, we avoided Interstate highways and drove on US routes and state routes. We did so intentionally, to avoid traffic and to see the towns and rural areas of New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. We came to Springfield, Massachusetts to visit the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Our visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame lasted about two hours. I enjoyed the Basketball Hall of Fame much more than I enjoyed the Baseball Hall of Fame, which I visited in 2009. The exhibits at the Basketball Hall of Fame held my interest longer, and it was a great idea to have a court on the first floor where all visitors can shoot hoops. If I’m ever in the Springfield area again, I’d gladly make another visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame.