Monday, September 10, 2012

Every Day Can't Be Perfect - on a Road Trip or in Life...

Driving to Cape Cod
     I'll be nice and jsut say that Massachusetts is just not one of our favorite places to visit!  We spent some time in New Bedford - then drove on toward Cape Cod.  I visited Cape Cod years ago and liked it much better then.  We went to Hyannis and chose not to stay long at all - we did enjoy the town of Falmouth - where we had planned to take the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.  By that time neither of us really had any desire to spend any more time there.  I had been and Lester didn't really care about going after our disappointment with Hyannis and Cape Cod in general.

     We found a really great handblown glass place "Pierpoint Glass" in Sagamore, MA.  Beautiful handblown glass - you can watch the glassblowers at work.  We both enjoyed looking - and bought a couple of things.  Hope we get home without breaking them.  The people there were the nicest we met in Massachusetts.
The Mayflower
     The high point of our day was Plymouth - beautiful village.  "Plimoth Rock" (not a typo - they spelled it this way) is on display in a beautiful park.  A full size replica of "The Mayflower" is open really impressive.  Some nice shops.  Nice afternoon.

Salem, Massachusetts
     Salem, MA - our last stop - don't know quite how to describe it.  People dressed like witches in the streets - witches everywhere we looked.  We took a trolley tour of the city - the guide was really knowledgeable and entertaining.  It seems like the whole city is about the Salem Witches.  As if that weren't enough - there was a lady on the trolley who obviously had been drinking all day - loud and obnoxious.  It was good to get to New Hampshire.

     There is only one Cracker Barrel in New Hampshire and there it was just waiting on us in Londonderry!  What great timing - we had a really good dinner then drove on to Manchester where we're spending the night - very nice place.  A good way to end a tiring day.  Looking forward to tomorrow in New Hampshire!

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