Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Our first day was crummy weather so we took a drive to do some shopping. But along the way we stopped at a very famous lighthouse. You can't actually get to it unless you live there since it is on an island. I bet it gets wicked cold out there on a stormy winter night.
The next day we took a stroll overlooking the ocean. There were lots of spots to take your breath away so it took a while to get where we were going.
Where we were going was to sample some very fresh local fare from a highly recommended and enjoyable restaurant.
Over where we had lunch is one of the region's most photographed coves, where we saw plenty of fishing boats. I also got to operate the drawbridge on the footbridge. The first time we were there I learned the ropes. The second time we visited I controlled the operation.
Blessed with more sunny skies, we spent the next day wandering along the beach. There were a few brave (i.e. stupid) souls taking a dip in the ocean, but most were content to stroll the beach, build sandcastles or fly kites. Some surfers and fishermen enjoyed their day as well.
The next day was my birthday and we decided to take a drive over to where a former President has a famous retreat. But we were more preoccupied with the type of candy you find sold at any ocean town worth its salt.
We headed back to our temporary home where we played a favorite outdoor game, opened presents and had a dessert buffet instead of cake. Quite a birthday party!
Since the next day was rainy again, my sister-in-law and I treated ourselves to some spa services. My manicure is still holding up and she loved her massage. After another stroll by the ocean later, we took a different route back and discovered the local library.
Our last day we parted ways from my family and headed off for a hike in the woods. From there we had a nice view of some very familiar mountains we have visited many times. We also got to say goodbye to the coast that treated us so nicely all week long.
It was a terrific week with very little travel hassle. A return trip is high on our list. Can you guess where we were? If you want to see some of my best photos from my favorite part of our trip - click HERE. Our kitty Tedy however was bored without us and hopes we don't leave him again for a long time. Sorry Tedy Bear!