finally, martha’s vineyard.

Outside of Kentucky and the Middle East, this is one of my favorite places ever. When S. and I “planned” (there wasn’t actually much planning) this vacay to Cape Cod, I insisted that we visit Martha’s Vineyard. You hear so much about it, and I just wanted to see what the fuss was about. And there was a lot of fuss. The week leading up to our departure all the talking heads were blathering about why the Obamas were vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard in this time of national crisis. Ummmmm…..because it’s one of the loveliest places on Earth?! Maybe? Or possibly because the Secret Service had cased the place already. It’s one of those two. Anyway, we had a great time, and even saw the president a few times-ish (does SUV with tinted windows two feet from my face count?). We will go back, although I kind of hope the Obamas head to Panama City next time.

We were delighted to find our motel room had a view…of the ferry.

The Flying Horses Carousel is the oldest of its kind in the United States. Riders compete to collect the most brass rings that pop out of that white and red arm on the left side of the photo. Looks like fun!

This is what it looks like when you wait for more than two hours for the president’s wife to leave her brunch spot. We gave up 15 minutes before she left. I have no regrets. We headed here for sandwiches, and they were amazing!

Hello, backyard!

The Sweet Life Cafe = heaven.


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4 responses to “finally, martha’s vineyard.

  1. I’ve never been there! Looks beautiful.

  2. As a life-long, seasonal resident of Oak Bluffs, I am happy to hear that your stay was pleasant. There really is much to see and do on the Island, particularly when venturing out onto the ‘roads less traveled’. There is a kind of ‘herding’ mentality that usually occurs, where people stay in and around the center of Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (Tisbury), or Edgartown.

    If one makes the effort to take a drive up-Island, or a two-minute boat ride across Edgartown Harbor to Chappaquiddick, a beautiful oasis that is quite capable of soothing the souls awaits you.

    Each person’s experience on the Vineyard is unique; most people enjoy it, but alas, there are those who do not. I can honestly say that after having spent 57 summers on this wonderful Island, I find that my love and appreciation for that small piece of utopia grows ever-stronger.

    BTW, I enjoyed your pictures very much!


    • Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Kevin. We hope to make it back to Cape Cod next summer, and I’ll plan on taking that boat ride to Chappaquiddick. I appreciate the recommendation!

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