I had never been to Massachusetts, so everything was new and special to me! Nadine had rented a car and we drove from one end of the Cape to the other. Our first day was rainy, so mainly car toured Hyannis Port. We got a glimpse of the Kennedy Compound and it looked as awesome as I thought it would. We then toured the JFK Museum which was quite interesting. Our resort was in Falmouth and I really loved that town. Wonderful places to eat seafood, which we did every night!
|The Kennedy Compound dock|
|The amazing family|
|We all three had halibut the first night and it was so great!!!|
|Bus ride to the ferry....my wise friend giving me sound advice, I am guessing!|
|On our way to the island|
|One of the farms|
|This lovely farm has an ocean view!|
|Jaws movie location|
|One of many lighthouses|
|Driving through Edgartown|
|Chief Brody's house from the movie|
|Went to have a beer at this "tavern" but it was a "dry" village...|
|Ships back in the day used this area to dock|
Tuesday we went clear to the tip of Cape Cod to visit Provincetown. Lots and lots of unique shops and a very artsy place. We had a lovely seafood lunch and then spent the afternoon browsing the streets and shops. It was a fun day!
|Nancy with her Bloody Mary before lunch|
|Nadine ordered this seafood salad, It looks great, right?!!|
|Harbor in Provincetown|
My last day, Wednesday, we drove to Plymouth for the day. So much history! We toured the Pilgrim museum and it was great. Then we had to find a seafood place by the ocean with patio seating. Had a fantastic lunch and a glass of wine. We toured an exact replica of the Mayflower...it was so small. I cannot believe 104 people plus 40 crew members were on it for 66 days. We also had to see the "rock". Really small, but people had chipped away at it for years and they finally had to cage it in before it disappeared. :-)
|Pilgrim clothing made from drawings|
|Actual bassinet from the Mayflower|
|Actual beer tankard from the Mayflower|
|Lunch on Plymouth Harbor|
On Thursday morning the girls drove me to the bus stop so I could catch a ride to Logan Airport. I had a fantastic time and hated to leave!!
|Ready to hop on my bus to the airport|
|Goodbye, Boston. You were awesome!|
Megan and Andy had left for Florida on Wednesday and had their after school nanny watching the kids until I would arrive on Thursday around 5 P.M. Well...I had a terrible travel day on Thursday, to say the least. My bus broke down 2 miles from Logan, in rush hour traffic! I had plenty of time until my flight so wasn't too worried yet, but plenty of people on that bus were very panicked! We finally limped into a station that had buses and trains so we were told to go to the Silverline station and grab that to the airport. I had no clue where to go or what I was doing, so I tagged along with a couple who appeared to know what they were doing. :-) I finally made it only to find out my plane had mechanical problems and was delayed, which made me miss my Detroit connection to Peoria. There are not a lot of flights from Detroit to Peoria, so the only one they could get me on was at 9 P.M. Ugh. I spent way more time in the Detroit airport than I ever want to do again! I was so glad when I finally pulled in at Megan's house. (So was her babysitter, I imagine!) Despite all that, I had a very enjoyable week-end with my grandchildren. Drew had a FB game on Saturday, another victory for his undefeated team! Megan and Andy arrived back home Sunday evening. Between Cape Cod and my grandchildren, I had a wonderful 8 days and it was a good way to end my time in Iowa....even though I wasn't in Iowa. :-) I am soon off to AZ for the winter!
|Ryan and I went out for lunch on Friday!|
|This looks like a scene from the Hunger Games...|
|Ryan was getting a little tired waiting for Drew's game to start!|
|Our football boy|
|Kayley and Ryan love the sandpile|
|Sunday was a beautiful day for playing catch and digging in the sand|