Saturday, June 13, 2015

1 Oak Blufs Aquinnah

So I had one more day after we came home to kind of get back in the swing of real life then I worked the next 3 days, 24 hours. I am off for the next 3 days and I admit I have vacation hangover. I have looked at video clips and pictures arranging them all in some cohesive order. I also admit that in my off time this is the majority of what I have been doing. I've finally taken all pictures and clips from all 3 cameras, I've assembled all the clips into videos and put a good chunk of the pictures in slide shows. I further admit to enjoying the creating process of choosing the pictures arranging them and setting them to music. This all takes time. My computer is not the fastest and finishing them and uploading to YouTube takes even more time. Everything will probably appear over the next several blogs.

Arlene is going through the same thing. It's like withdrawing from a pleasant drug. I remade the slide show from the last blog. Many of the pictures are the same but I've added some and grouped a different set along with the Oak Bluff pictures.

Then there was the alpaca farm. We were told that they could be friendly or indifferent. If they are acting friendly they may want to smell your breath then kiss you, whatever that means, or spit at you. There was none of that as nobody tried to get kissed. They were docile enough and you could pet them. They all seemed to be recently sheared and I have to tell you their wool is about as soft as it gets. They are also a bit goofy looking.

I have also grouped all the sunrise/sunset pictures together. There are also two more actual videos of us driving around but that's for the next installment.

It's been a week since we came back but it's tough to shake the feeling of having been there, a sort of Vineyard hangover. I don't know how many more times we'll go and that depends on paying my credit card down a bit but one things for sure we will be going back in September. Maybe not as long as this passed week but several days for sure. I enjoyed meeting people from Holland, Liverpool, Texas and California though there were many more people from other states particularly Florida. Once again I can't put my finger on the allure of this place. It really isn't all that different from Cape Cod which is only 7 miles away, and yet it is different.
I'll never go there in the summer when the population can jump by 100,000. No thanks. I've been to Cape Cod in the summer and it's crammed with people. All I can say is that we are fortunate to have such a place within 100 miles of home. Leaving your driveway at 6 a.m. and being on the island by 9 a.m. is kind of magical. We're really not in an exotic place and were still in our home state and yet there is something about the allure of this place that attracts people from all over the world.

I know I have been going on and on about "The Vineyard", as all we hip in the know people call it, but the vacation hangover has lasted till this writing. I have finally gone through all the pictures and videos from 3 cameras, time consuming but enjoyable.

Well this weekend  looks beautiful and tomorrow is Arlene's birthday and I have some housework and errands to run so enough procrastinating. Time to move.
I'm outta here.


  1. Your time putting together the video shows was very well spent. VERY well! It was a creative process and your soul and spirit show by the wonderful result! You coulda been a movie director! Seriously, I love the sunrise-sunset video to the max!

  2. Going through and selecting photos is very time consuming. You did a great job. I've had jet lag but not vacation hangover. Although I admit I never had a vacation. Maybe daycations. Happy Birthday to Arlene. I hope she has a very nice birthday.

  3. Boston Boy, I loved your pictures and the music with them. So much to see there. I think those colorful houses are adorable, but do you ever see anyone sitting on the porches or in the yards?? The alpacas and any spitting animal would totally gross me out if they spit on me. Ewweee!! Damn, don't you wish you could be fully retired with a pocket full of traveling money? me too. Blessings to you and Arlene...Hope things get back to normal for you both. You are both hard workers who deserve some peaceful laid back evenings. xoxo,Susie