Islander Found!

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You know how I love to shout out from vaca!  I find myself fortunate to be spending the week with friends on Martha’s Vineyard and I don’t know when I’ve been to a more picturesque, friendlier place—certainly none with better food!


Monday I drove around between Vineyard Haven, where I’m staying, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown just to reacquaint myself with the geography.  I went to the fish market and got a three-inch thick cod filet and then when I picked up my friends’ grandson at the yacht club a friend of the family presented me with a bag of vegetables from his garden.  We ate it all together for dinner…so good!


I’ve been biking around on my friend’s GT Windstream every day.  Tuesday I rode a seven-mile route up around Lake Tashmoo to the Vineyard Sound beach and soaked up a little sun.   

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Then I had lunch at A Slice of Life in Oak Bluffs.  I’ve been eating chowder every day, every way, but this place fed me the BLT of my life: fried green tomatoes, Applewood smoked bacon and thick-cut toasted rye bread with rosemary.  Unbelievable mouth heaven!!!

Inlandhb3 Today it was a little cloudy, but I’d had so much fun on my ride I went even further—a fifteen-mile trip to Christiantown and the Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary.  I never actually found Christiantown and when I got to the nature preserve the hill was really steep and muddy going down, so I decided the rainbow was in fact the pot of gold and turned back. 

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My inland adventure took me through woods, past farms, stables, lakes, and the last cranberry bog on the island.  (Aside from the latter, it reminded me a lot of rural Wisconsin—what those from the sticks call God’s country.)  I had a lobster roll for lunch and got home before it started to rain.

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The sun might be gone for the rest of the week, but it’s not supposed to rain tomorrow so the Windstream and I will be out on Beach Road between Vineyard Haven and Edgartown.  Tonight we’re going to see Ratatouille and I get to try another wonderful vineyard eatery.  TTFN!

Hillery

Hillery eventually learned not to say everything that came to mind. Some were too good not to write down.

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