September 2, 2016

On to Martha's Vineyard - June, 2015

(This post originally appeared on my other blog in June, 2015)
 
The last day of the trip before heading home was a visit to Martha's Vineyard.
We were up early and in line for the high speed ferry that would take us there.

 It took us a little longer because the waters were a bit rough, but the normal run to Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard is 55 minutes. 
 Oak Bluffs is known for its colorful cottages and its Tabernacle in which Methodist services were held.  This was a large African American summer retreat in the early days and was made up of tents before the cottages were built.







 The large tabernacle had excellent acoustics, and while there, one man played beautifully on his violin.


One of the many colorful cottages, this was called the Valentine House. Usually the cottages have names and are passed down through the families.

We had a bus tour on a pretty colorful, old bus which once was a troop bus at Fort Campbell.  Our entertaining driver took us around the island and finally to Edgartown for lunch and shopping.

Naturally, I found a book store and fell in love with this decor!

Shopping at The Black Dog store
Our guide is an ice cream lover, so we never have a trip without finding the best ice cream in town.  On this trip, it was at SUNDAE SCHOOL.  Highly recommend.

BUSTED!
 And too soon, it was time to head home with a lunch stop at Mystic Seaport, CT, and then the long ride home.  Exhausted, yet exhilarated, and ready for another trip.

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