martha's vineyard & falmouth. en images.

part two. the morning of labor day we awoke in boston, and went straight to the airport to pick up our rental car and make the trek out to the cape.

we were staying right up the street from the island queen ferry in falmouth, and they let us check in early so we could leave our car by our room and walk up to catch the 10:30 ferry.

we arrived in oak bluffs a little after 11 o'clock.

we proceeded immediately to the flying horses carousel.
we were easily the only adults without kids on the ride, but it was still fun.
[apologies for the quality of this picture of the carousel.]

after the carousel we walked through oak bluffs.
my favorite part was a section of cottages 
that look like gingerbread houses.

then we had lunch at this adorable little restaurant.
i had and absolutely delicious salmon burger.

after lunch we rented bikes and rode the 6 or so miles
from oak bluffs to edgartown - with a few photo op stops on the way.

in edgartown we parked our bikes and walked around the town
admiring houses, stopping in shops, seeing the lighthouse,
walking along the beach, and talking about the kennedys since
edgartown is right across from chappaquiddick.

after spending the afternoon in edgartown,
and eating some delicious frozen yogurt,
we hopped on our bikes and headed back to oak bluffs.
along the way we stopped at a beach 
to enjoy the beautiful weather and skip stones into the ocean.

we got back to oak bluffs for an early dinner at the sidecar café.
i had the lobster mac & cheese. 
can you say yum? goodness gracious, it was good.
peter and i both had a glass of locally brewed beer as well.
[which was also surprisingly good]

after dinner we took the ferry back over to falmouth.

this is macdougall's - it was started by my father-in-law's uncle.

tuesday was our only rainy day of the trip, 
but we explored falmouth and woods hole anyway.
we drove around falmouth heights,
and then out to woods hole.

this is a different house, but this property is
where my father-in-law grew up.

peter used to play on this playground [in woods hole]
as a kid after going to the aquarium with his grandparents.

stop sign in woods hole -- made me laugh

we watched the seal feeding at the woods hole aquarium
before seeing the rest of it.
one of their two seals is blind
because he was attacked by a shark when he was young.

after the aquarium we walked around woods hole,
ate lunch, and got a couple souvenirs.

then we hiked out to "the knob,"
another place peter used to visit as a kid.

it started raining after our mini hike, and since there
wasn't much more we could do indoors
we slowly worked our way back to the airport
with a few stops along the way.

we stopped briefly in plymouth to see 
plymouth rock and the mayflower ship.

we made the best of tuesday since the weather didn't entirely cooperate, and for the most part we enjoyed ourselves. the biggest negative of the whole trip was trying to get home. 

there was a tropical storm blasting nyc at the time, and we were flying through jfk to get home. so, instead of getting into charlotte at 11:30 p.m., we got in about 2 a.m. and didn't make it to bed until around 3 in the morning.

on the plus side, the extra time at the airport did give me time to have a delicious spinach and mushroom pizza from wolfgang puck express, AND get my first pumpkin spice latte of the season.

and that was our trip. 

it's crazy how fast it flew by...


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