Our Trip to the Vineyard.


So before the storm, I went to Martha’s Vineyard for a little weekend vacation. It wasn’t like any vacation I’ve gone on before. Even though the beginning was a little rough, I’ve realized that after this vacation that things were going to be not the same when we came back home. As my mom and I watched as Sandy was preparing her land fall on our precious home. We had a great time when we weren’t looking at the Tv. My Dad was running a marathon there, hence why we were going. All I can say, that Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard is all dogs and mattress stores. We stayed in Falmouth in this really cute hotel. The door was sliding glass door which overlooked a large lake. It would of been awesome in the summer but we went in October and it was anything but summer like out. For the first day we were there we went shopping around the town of Falmouth and then went over to Martha’s Vineyard. While we were there, we were trying to find the best restaurants to go to, then my  mom decided to get a to go menu from the restaurants and then put them in a scrapbook. For breakfast we went to a place called Betsey’s Diner. Before leaving people were telling us to check it out, they said it was great. With an anticipated mind and stomach we walked in the little tin diner filled with many hungry people. Just as we sat down a bus full of kids came in so we were happy we came when we did. I ordered cranberry walnut pancakes.

Here’s a picture:

I was actually disappointed because they weren’t as good as they looked. My dad had apple and cinnamon pancakes and that was a different story. They were very good. Since my trip to Chicago I’ve been on the look out for the best things I’ve eaten in every state I visit. This was not the best thing I ate in Cape Cod, I unfortunately didn’t take a picture of what was the best, but all I can say is that when you go on the Vineyard, you must must must get chowder.. it will be the best chowder you will ever have ever.

Next, we walked around the town of Falmouth where there were many little shops and stuff where I found this chair.. it is the coolest chair ever and if I could have bought it, I would have.

There was this little bookstore there and it was very cute. It was like an old fashioned one but it was cute and I felt like I was in a children’s book. It was cute.

After our morning of shopping in Falmouth, we went to the Vineyard, I thought walking to the shuttle would be a good idea, but after the 6th block, I was regretting it. Atleast it was nice out. On our travels we found this bike shop. My dad likes bikes so he was in his element.

when we got there, the views were beautiful..we went on a ferry to get there and I was very happy I didn’t get sick on the boat. I’m not very good with ferries but this one was good.

-My mom and I

When we got to the Vineyard, the roads were tiny and we were happy we didn’t take the car.

Then we went to the Black Dog Tavern where we were overlooking the water while eating chowder and fish sandwiches. It was really nice. It was such a nautical town, I understand why the rich go there.

The next day was the Marathon and when arriving we were greeting by this:

On the chilly Sunday morning, we waved to my dad as he ran for 26.3 miles around Falmouth. While my dad was into his run, my mom and I went for Breakfast at this place called pop kitchen. It was the cutest restaurant I’ve ever been to and we had corn beef and eggs and biscuits. It was so fun spending time with my mom and splurging a little.

When my dad came in, we packed our things and prepared ourselves to race Sandy home. She was not going to land before we were home and safe. I don’t think I will go back to Falmouth, but I had a really nice time in the Vineyard and Falmouth and I would like to see the towns around there like Nantucket and Hyannis.

As we said Goodbye to Martha’s Vineyard we were anxious about getting home and riding out the horrendous storm that was awaiting us.

I would recommend going to Martha’s Vineyard atleast once in your life. It was very nice, and relaxing.

Sarah.

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