Saturday, October 4, 2014

Weather was iffy, internet access iffier.

Hello! Remember me? Yes for the first time, the weather for the majority of our stay has been less than ideal. The first day was indeed lovely. Things went downhill, with rain and wind. Internet access was only available on the first day. And this is the first time I've been able to get online since the 29th. It has rained off and on since last Monday. This has not been the best, but then again since 2010 we have been extremely lucky in the weather department. We did have some rain here and there but it was only a matter of a few hours. Still we weren't home, the ocean is a two minute walk from the hotel and we met people from all over including two different couples from Australia. I say different because they weren't traveling together and one had left before the others arrived. In fact I thought this was the busiest time we have seen here. We always come in the off season specifically to avoid the big crowds of the summer. Now these folks didn't come directly to Martha's Vineyard from Australia. They were both retired and a bit older than we were. We became friendly with them as we sat on the front porch on wine and cheese night. I know that really sounds pretentious. I like wine and I like cheese but I'm not someone who would go out of my way for a wine and cheese night if I was home but hey it's that last time we are going to sit on this lovely porch, at least for now.

So as I said the weather has been mostly wet and cool. I may or may not finish this tonight (Friday) tomorrow,until Sunday but we're leaving Saturday. This is the longest we have ever stayed down here and who knows if I'll be able to afford this next year. We obviously love this place. Apart from Australia, there were people from England, Scotland, California, Washington D.C., Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Kansas. I won't mention the other New England states because in a manner of speaking they're sort of local. I never realized the appeal of this place. It's hardly exotic, but it is nice, and I have be grateful for gut busting laugh we had to suppress when the woman took the van driver literally when he told her to "go around the van" to get in and the woman literally circled 360', passed the double doors, back to the driver.

So I am home now. Wasn't that quick! Ahh modern technology. There are little movies to look at and a few more pictures to check out. We didn't go everywhere we had planned. It was the longest we have ever stayed there, and if and when we go back it won't be for quite as long. Of course if the weather is nice that could change. The drive back was uneventful until we were ten miles from town. The instant we got a glimpse of the city skyline, traffic slowed to a crawl, then a stop. At 1 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon crawling the last ten miles after eighty miles of smooth sailing. That was the worst of the ride but it is what it is. I've got clothes to sort and wash but for now I'm chillin' out. Back to the real world on Monday.

I'm outta here.


  1. The pictures are wonderful. Thankyou for the ones you sent also. Rest and relax before Monday. I hope it was a grand time even though the weather wasn't nice.

  2. Blast Boston Boy, weather sure has a lot to do with the mood of a vacation. Wish you guys could have had better weather. but at least it wasn't work. I remember a vacation we took and it snowed on us before we got home...yikes that was cutting it close. Hope you get some better weather at home now. Take care, xoxo,Susie

  3. Weather usually rules and you have to go with it - whatever it give you. The pictures were well worth waiting for and the ocean always pleases the eye.