Our books on the shelf at Borders in Saratoga Springs last night
because you need at least one more look at our amazing rock wall

a few nice words about Tokyo Asian Cuisine of West Springfield, MA

One thing I learned this weekend is that it is rather difficult to find a good restaurant when crossing Massachusetts on the Mass Pike in the area between the western border of Massachusetts and where the Mass Pike meets Interstate 84. (The kids and I drove round trip from Westport, NY to Dennis, MA for a memorial service for a relative of my husband's.)

After some driving around at other exists trying to find someplace that wasn't a McDonalds, going both directions, we ended up at Tokyo Asian Cuisine at 1152 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA. The food was great and the staff was really nice. It made our trip much better going both directions. It's near exit 4 off the Mass Pike. Their phone number is 413-788-7788.

Not only do they have pretty good sushi and other Japanese food, but some of the menu items are particularly creatively prepared. (I ordered one of  their specialty rolls, and it was great!)