Simmons Homestead Inn
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... to bring the car as the price was exorbitant for one night.
Martha's Vineyard is only 30 miles by about 15 miles and is made up of 6 villages. We looked around Oak Bluffs for a tour company but they were closed and the car or bike rental was robbery on the high seas.
So we went and played a few games of pool where Karen kicked my ass in every game. We took another wander around town and ...
... Closed for the season. Reason? Freezing!". We must have missed it by a day as there was still rubbish in the bins.
So we drove back to near our hotel and checked out a Jamaican restaurant. The jerk sauce was delicious and the owner spent the entire meal talking with me about cricket. I think it had been a long while for him being able to have this type of discussion so it was lots of fun.
Afterwards we headed to the hotel and relaxed.
... though N was so cold afterwards that his mouth & hands were blue and he was chattering/shivering for quite a while. Poor baby! We took him home and gave him chicken soup and read books under blankets for a while. I made kabobs for dinner while T tried to entertain N for hours on end. It was a little stressful and in retrospect we wished they had left the house and gone somewhere!
After bedtime, we talked about ate popcorn. We haven't felt awake ...
... had to maneuver over across a few lanes. People were creaming at us and flipping us the bird, horns were blaring, but they didn't want to let us over. After darned near driving Klyed into the separating piling, someone was kind enough to slow down enough to let us in. Of course 50 feet of beast moving into their lane could have helped persuade them. Regardless, we made it out alive and in one piece!
Oh, and unless you wish to ...
... is a wonderful place to visit during migration times if you are a birder. Many species that you will probably never see, will possibly be seen here.
We visited the Oldest Grist Mill in the country (1746) and it is still used to grind corn into meal for the tourist trade; and we also visited a cranberry bog on the island.
If you have never been here, it is worth making your bucket list!!