We spent one glorious day on Martha's Vineyard. Or, should i say Mahtha's Vinyahd. We got up early and took the ferry.
It's a quick 45 minute trip to the island. When we left the port at Wood's Hole on the Cape, it was raining and we weren't sure what kind of day was in store for us. But, the skies cleared up soon after we docked and we had a beautiful day!!! Some people bring their cars on the ferry! You can see them driving out from the belly of the ferry onto the dock...
The shopping on the Vineyard is pretty cool. and pricey.
We all LOVED The Black Dog. Fun stuff.
and my teens were especially happy to see this place...
the preppy holy land...
i've spared you the sticker shock look on my face. whoa.
Once the streets dried up, it was time to get serious.
ha ha ha! We're so bad ass.
Seriously...this was one of the most fun adventures we have ever gone on!
Truth be told, it was a little scary at first. Griff couldn't drive because he doesn't have a license yet, so he rode on the back of Katie's bike. But we all got the hang of it pretty quickly. We drove along the coast to Edgartown and tooled all around the little white picket fence lined streets. The only bummer was that i couldn't take pictures while i was driving!!! #bloggerprobs
26 years ago, mark and i went to Martha's Vineyard and rented a two seater. We were 18 (Riley's age!)
My kids have seen this pic of us and when they heard we were going to MV, the first thing they asked was if we could rent mopeds. I'm so glad we did!
Every where you look on this island, is like a picture postcard...
i want to live here so i can buy my art supplies here...
On the way home and sat outside on the deck of the ferry.
This giant sailboat cruised by flying The Black Dog flag...those people were getting their party on.
what do you think when you see this sea buoy? I think of the opening scene to Jaws. Cue the music. Jaws was filmed on Martha's Vineyard. I don't think the locals love that fact, but the tourists do. I also kept my eyes peeled for Carly Simon and James Taylor or any other celebs. No such luck.
One last fun fact, because everyone asks...Martha's Vineyard was named after the daughter of the sea captain who first discovered the island. And yes, there are vineyards here.
It's a lovely, lovely place. We were so happy to share it with our kids.