Here are a few shots of Edgartown. It's very New Englandy. Many of the old whaling captain's homes are now hotels, bed and breakfasts, museums or art galleries. You have to be well heeled to live here year round. It is a beautiful area.
|The Edgartown library.|
Last night, (Thursday) I had the first prime rib I have had in about 30 years. Let's face it, it's pricey and not all that good for you but boy it was delicious. Apart from our first day here we have had breakfast in the hotel. Lunch is not too expensive as long as you stick to having a sandwich somewhere and a drink. I have eaten things that I would not necessarily have normally such as French fries, potato salad and so on. Not because I don't like them because I do, just for health reasons. I'm not a health nut by any means but the last 7 or 8 years I have cut most of this stuff out of my diet because, well, it really isn't good for you. A turkey club sandwich cost about $8.99 which is not too far out of align with prices at home, but there is one restaurant called Nancy's, which is right on the water, which is really expensive. The average meal starts at $20.00. Throw in an appetizer and a couple of drinks you are in the $70 to $80 range. The food is very good but I think they are just taking advantage of their location and the fact that the President ate there. We ate there a few years ago and we walked by it last night but one look at the menu and prices and we went somewhere else.
Thursday was the only day where the weather wasn't up to snuff. Much rain in the morning and afternoon though it did clear up by evening time. Today (9:06 a.m.) It is beautiful again, a bit cool in the lower 60's, but the ocean was gorgeous when I took my early morning stroll. The magic of this place is that it attracts everyone from the very rich to the average person. There's a lot of Hollywood here, not where we are but in the more secluded area's and I read that the locals leave them alone so they can stroll about like anybody else. Not around here but "up island" as the locals call it.
Ok I've babbled on long enough. It's time to take advantage of another beautiful day.
I'm outta here... tomorrow.