after a leisurely morning with connor, jason and i set off on our next adventure as tourists: plymouth!
traffic through boston wasn’t terrible, so it’s good that we waited until after rush hour to get a move on.
plymouth smelled like fish.
i finally had a real, authentic new england lobster roll that i had been craving. it was huge! and so delicious.
we didn’t have a concrete plan for exploring plymouth, but we knew there was a special deal we could get to see three popular museums/historical replicas, so after lunch we walked through plymouth and found a lot of buildings and statues and tombstones that all have many, many stories, i’m sure.
if i remember right this was the oldest church in plymouth? or one of the oldest. people were touring it, but i feel like the church across the street was less grand but older.
this is another reason why i should share my photos sooner rather than later. i have a terrible memory most of the time.
the oldest suriving house in plymouth! i know that for sure because it was easy to google. we went inside this place. it was cramped and smelled musty.
this is where plymouth rock is.
impossible to get a good photo of it (with the ocean in the background) because it was about 10 feet down inside of this shrine. kind of a weird monument. i guess i’ll have to save all of my kisses for the blarney stone someday.
the panoramic app on my iphone did not work very well.
i couldn’t put my feet in the ocean enough. i would to do this every day if i could.
mayflower replica, complete with pilgrim replicas (i know they are actors but i still thought it was creepy).
i was too short to get a photo of me and jason in front of the whole mayflower without cutting off my chin, so i pouted.
after the mayflower, we went to the plimoth plantation.
there were more reenactor people here, but they were less creepy. or maybe the environment just made them more believable.
i wouldn’t mind having that view every morning, but i wouldn’t necessarily enjoy living in the 17th century. how would i play scrabble without an iphone?
see how he is stooping to be in a photo with me? geez, i feel short.
apparently i didn’t take any photos after we visited the goats and perused the farmers market in the plantation parking lot. we bought some baklava made with new england honey and some bacon scones that were awesome. afternoon snacks!
our almost last stop as tourists was the jenney grist mill. we got a private tour with leo, and he was an excellent guide!
on our way out of town we decided we needed to see the forefathers monument. i’m glad we stopped — it was quite a sight!
so this was the third day of our weeklong vacation in new england. i still need to share our adventure to maine and a sleepy afternoon in boston! 4 days ’til vegas, guys!