August 5, 2012
We were on Martha’s Vineyard for an overnight to see my sister and her family and friends, that’s why this post is so late. Rewind 48 hours ago.. After scoring an early 1970’s Hobie long board for our hosts on Martha’s Vineyard off of Craig’s List it was a quick one hour ride from State Pier in historic New Bedford (a mile from my house) to one of my most favorite places, Edgartown. The town is so well maintained, the shopping is great, the beaches are beautiful and it’s only an hour away! This beautiful view was our backyard for two very relaxing days. The sun was out, the water was warm and we had a great time splashing around, and eating, and shopping… did I mention shopping?We managed to get invite to a wonderful garden party. You wouldn’t have believed the brightly colored outfits! Lilly, Tory, Trina… they were all there ( their clothes anyway ) and would you believe the men were just as into it?
At the opposite end of the spectrum from the cocktail party there was a great bike ride to Morning Glory Farms and the wonderful grocery store full of fresh produce, healthy food, flowers and delicious prepared foods. Go there! next time your on Martha’s Vineyard.
I could have taken 1000 pictures of the lovely gardens on the island alone and 5000 of the houses and the architecture. As a matter of fact I took so many that I’m going to do a part 2 blog tomorrow on the houses and history. This yard was most definitely worth getting off my bike for.
I almost forgot to post a picture of the beach, well one of the many, but the one I was lucky enough to hang out on today! Warm water with a slide into the ocean – yep, a slide! – a shady spot for lobster salad lunch, and of course charming beach umbrellas and Adirondack chairs for lolling.
…And just incase all this charm isn’t making your teeth hurt, this was the view on our way home from the beach today. Seriously this isn’t a postcard, I took this shot – along with all the others – with my iPhone. Gorgeous!