Many of my readers know I have a deep love for Martha's Vineyard. For those of you who are new to this blog or somehow missed this personal fact, you can read about my 2010 Vineyard trip here.
This year we did many of the same things, but added a few new. One of the new events was the "losing of the only set of car keys"! That was a fun day in the end. Needless to say, sometimes you just have to laugh about little mishaps. A recap of that day...
*Family piles into car and heads to "Jaws Bridge" to go jumping.
*Husband is first one to jump!
*Husband forgets to take car key out of swim trunks.
*Key to car is lost at sea.
*I calls best friend (Cathy) to ask for help.
*Best friend calls locksmith to break into house and retrieve extra key then overnights key to the Vineyard
*Husband contacts Oak Bluffs police to break into car so we can collect our phones, i.d. and wallets
*Husband rents Jeep
*Family has an awesome day/night riding around the Vineyard in a Jeep!
(lemons to lemonade moment)
*Key arrives 2 hours before scheduled ferry reservation for car!
|"Jaw's Bridge" - Oaks Bluff|
One of our favorite places to eat is The Right Fork Diner. If you have the great fortune of visiting Martha's Vineyard, you must at least go there for their French Toast. It's our family's favorite item on their breakfast menu. I prefer to order them with fresh berries, but there are other options as well.
|Brioche French Toast with Fresh Berries|
|Smiles from Jordan|
|Assistant helps get them strapped in|
Across the field from the diner is the Farm Institute. It's a beautiful farm and educational center. The farm also supplies fresh eggs, poultry, beef and pork to area restaurants. My youngest has on occasion enjoyed stopping there, on the walk back to the resort, to help feed the chickens! If we can remember to think ahead next year, perhaps we'll sign him up for farm camp.
|pool side at the winnetu|
|katama general store|
|the surf on south beach in katama|
The last stop I want to share with you is the lighthouse at Aquinnah. The beach is amazing and the views from up top are breathtaking!
Along the way I took several photos of flowers. If you'd like to have a look, you can do so by visiting my flickr account! Here's my favorite...
|queen anne's lace|
(a weed technically, but still my favorite)
|martha's vineyard wedding studio bottled water and letterpress business cards|
I hope you enjoyed part 2 of my 2011 Summer Travels! And if you get a chance to visit Martha's Vineyard, tell her I'll see her next year! I'd love to hear about your summer travels. Feel free to share in the comments below. And if you've blogged about it or have a tumblr or flickr recap of your trip, let me know!