Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Martha's Vineyard--Fun Even in the Rain

We just got back from two days on Martha's Vineyard--a lot of that spent in the rain. You'd have thought, since I grew up in Massachusetts and spent more than half my life here, that I would have gotten to the islands at least once in my life.

Nope. Never. This was my first trip there.

It was GREAT. Very pretty and cool shopping :-). We only spent one night there at the Mansion House Hotel and Spa. A really nice place to stay, if you're looking for a hotel (and one where you have your own bathroom, LOL. Lots of them have shared baths). Very luxurious, and had a great pool and fitness room (and yes, I did get up early and work out this morning).

The hotel also had a rooftop patio with tables and chairs, which is where I took this photo--which doesn't show Vineyard Haven in all its glory, but it was...surprise, surprise, RAINING AGAIN. I think they're gearing up for a second arrival of the Ark out here in Massachusetts, LOL.

But we had fun shopping, went to the Black Dog bakery, and bought a bunch of things in the gift shop, too. We went over to Oak Bluffs, saw the gingerbread houses and the Flying Horses (the oldest still-operating carousel in the nation).
On the ferry ride back, it started pouring rain, thunder and lightning. We all got drenched, but at least it was at the end of the trip, not during. We did get in a little beach time the first day (enough to get a slight sunburn ;-) and lots and lots of walking.
Oh and FABULOUS food. For dinner, I had crab much better here on the East Coast when you know the crab is so fresh. For lunch, I had lobster on a salad (divine!). And tonight, when we got back, my stepmom had Boston Creme Pie for dessert. Heaven :-)....though I think it pretty much negated that early morning workout, LOL.


  1. You are really making me want to put on my traveling shoes!

    It doesn't take much for me to want to take a trip, though. LOL

    Your descriptions of all the sights and tastes are fantastic. Almost as good as being there, but not quite.

    Why do I think all these adventures might end up in a book? Don't forget to take the appropriate tax deductions. :)

  2. Thanks, Cathy! You never know what might end up in a book, LOL. It has been SO fun, though!!



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