Saturday, July 1, 2017

I'm back, I think.

So to begin a couple of reasons curtailed my blogging efforts. Number one Arlene had a couple of surgeries, female related, and she is doing well. Well enough to go back to the Vineyard. We returned this passed Friday. It was spectacular weather. It never got passed 75 degrees and there were very few clouds. This is the latest in the early part of year that we have gone. There were more people than we've seen in the past because we always went early in the season or after the summer season.

The second reason you haven't seen me around theses here parts is that I just ran out of gas. I have three unfinished blogs but I wasn't happy the way they were turning out. I hope I can be back on a more regular basis.

Still we had a wonderful week on the island. I didn't take as many pictures as I have in the past because how many times can you take pictures of the same thing. We did go to Edgartown which was beautiful as usual but there weren't any parking spaces to be had so we just drove around and went to other parts of the island.

We had some wonderful food, seafood in particular. This was from one night at Nancy's right on the pier. This is the place where the President ate. This is what Arlene had. There was shrimp, haddock fillet, clams and fries. 

I had the sea scallops with asparagus and mashed potatoes.
Both meals were delicious. Eating while watching the sun set over the harbor in Oak Bluffs was just a wonderful experience.


As we walked around Oak Bluffs looking for knick knacks and souvenirs, like we don't have enough of them, we stopped in this gentleman's shop. He was very nice and he claimed he remembered us from last year. Be that as it may he got to meet President Obama the last time he had vacationed there and he proudly posed with the pictures he had taken with the President. 


The weather was picture book perfect. It hit 80 degrees one day and the rest of the week it was about 75 degrees with hardly any clouds at all and no humidity. We really lucked out.

Below, this is looking up the street from our hotel.

This is one of the many parks near our hotel. About dead center of the picture is the wharf where we drove back on to the ferry to go home. 


The porch at our hotel.

This is looking up the street from our hotel to the ocean.

This is looking in the opposite direction.

Walking down one of the side streets in the neighborhood.

We met people from around the country and the world. Spain, Italy, England, people from up and down the east coast, from down south and one license plate from California. There are a lot of people from Russia who work here during the summer. The young ladies who sold us the fudge were Bulgarian.  Lots of people from the Caribbean and the first three years the young lady at the desk ended being from our hometown. This year the night manager came from the town next to us that borders Boston.  And we ended up talking about the local landmarks. I told her that hopefully she will be there if we return in September and we would bring her a loaf of bread from LaCascia's Bakery. It's been around for about 90 years. The manager of the hotel is from Florida. She drives up every Spring and leaves some time in October. The staff is wonderful to us. The Pequot hotel is just a gem!

So that's about it for now. I have laundry to do as well as some food shopping. It's hot and sticky right now and I wish I was sitting at the ocean feeling the cool breeze.
I'm outta here.