Thursday, May 2, 2013

Less than a month till vacation.

My vacation is less than a month away. It's been about 7 months and I can't wait. Yes I will, or should I say, we will be going back to Martha's Vineyard. This will be the 6th time in 3 years. There are a few places we haven't been to. We will be going to Nantucket just to explore. It's a very quick ferry ride from Martha's Vineyard. I know nothing about this little island. I imagine a good deal of it is in private hands. I guess there are many summer homes of wealthy people. There are public places, gardens and shorelines etc. I imagine we may spend several hours there, possibly go back a second day.

Just walking around Oak Bluffs, the location of the hotel, especially before and after the summer season, can be quite relaxing. I don't know if I'll get up early this time around to catch the sunrise but we will definitely be catching the sunset.. The last time we had chairs but other people brought food and drink. It was all quite nice and the sunset over the ocean is something I had never seen before.

We'll be staying in the same hotel, it's more like a bread and breakfast. A minutes walk to the ocean, a ten minute walk downtown. My header picture is the lobby of the Pequot Hotel. I put it there to remind me of where I will be shortly.

I found out that while President Obama was at Harvard he live in the city next to mine that borders Boston. It's an old style apartment building and he lived in a basement apartment.

He lived there for 3 years in the early '80s. It's quite trivial though. Just a local tidbit.

A couple of weeks ago we went to a local zoo. It's not a great zoo but it's close. It was a beautiful day and a break from what had just happened 5 days earlier. As far as I was concerned the wolves were the stars of the show. There was a sleeping leopard, a sleeping bear, some birds, a moose, cougar and so on.

The wolf was chillin' in the sun when these lunatic kids came screaming and running out of control. The wolf got up, looked down, and followed with his eyes until they sort of stopped in front of us and to the right. Their mother (I assume) tried to instill fear into their hearts by saying, "Tyler. Inside voice." She might as well have been talking to a piece of broccoli. The wolves are really beautiful and they are quite intelligent. You could see it in their eyes. Arlene was so annoyed with the yelling and screaming broccoli that I had to stop her her from going up to the kids and say, "Do you see how that wolf is looking at you? He wants to eat you!" And the wolf was looking right at him. Fortunately I convinced her not to say anything.

Well I'll wrap this up now.
I'm outta here.


  1. Your vacation sounds great Paul! I need to go somewhere as my mind is super boggled. LOL

    The Zoo looks very nice. I like the pictures. There is a zoo at Peoria and also a wild life park. I should see if I can talk my daughter and SIL into taking me.

    Hang in there Bro. A month passes very quickly!

  2. Now that's a vacation I would like. Sounds interesting as well as relaxing. The pictures are really nice. I love the wolf one especially. They reall are magnificent creatures.

  3. Man, I will love seeing pictures of that vacation and its sights. I will take your advice and post a few pics from a=round here as well. I may take some deliberatly to post in my blog. My usual are macro shots and some landscapes. That was good advice.

    Be safe on your trip.

  4. Fab post Paul not long for your Vacation ..Those Wolves are beautiful , I would also be tempted to say something to those noisy children.

  5. Blessings......
    Happy vacation.
    love the tiger!


  6. When kids are screaming or yelling in public places, we just say, "Tie that calf back in the barn." Whoever hears it gets the point - the parent or caregivers I mean. On vacation we too shall rest and relax. Enjoy yourselves. Take more of your good pictures for us.