|The view from the front steps of the Crocker House to the harbor in the distance|
It was my 'last chance' to peruse the shops, get some coffee, check out the local cupcake store and soak it all in before driving back over to Oak Bluffs to catch the ferry back to Woods Hole. The morning was sunny and bright and it was the beginning of the Columbus Day weekend and it was crowded!!! I would suggest NOT coming to Martha's Vineyard over Columbus Day weekend--we were glad that on this Saturday morning, we were headed away from and not toward this busy bustling place. The feel of the downtown area was completely different from the two days before! I cannot even imagine how crowded it must become in the summertime when beaches draw even more crowds!
One of my stops that morning was the local cupcakery. There are a couple of locations, but the one in Edgartown was closed the day before, so I never got a peek inside. Sweet E's of MV is located in Vineyard Haven on Main St. and we were there on their last day of the season, or so the sign said. They are featured on the 'What's Up Martha? ' website. Apparently, President Obama, his wife and daughters went there this past summer and caused a stir of excited onlookers who tried to catch a glimpse of the first family. I LOVED their simple style and their vintage motif.
|The vintage cabinets housed the lovely cupcakes|
|The Beach House|
|Midnight Farm, owned by Carly Simon and a partner|
We got some coffee at Mocha Motts, checked out the local bookstore, and even wandered into another favorite store called Two Susans. Check out their websites if you're interested. Well, it was time to leave the island....so I reluctantly got back into the car and we drove toward Oak Bluffs.
|Thankfully, the Mack truck was in the other lane!|
|Our smaller ferry back to Woods Hole|
I hope you've noticed that there was not a cloud in the sky. Even though our trip began just two days earlier with dark and dreary wet skies, we were blessed with sunshine and crisp Fall air.
|This ferry was MUCH SMALLER than the one we took to Martha's Vineyard|
We had so much fun! Good-bye Carly! Good-bye Ben Taylor! Good-bye Morning Glory Farm!
I secretly wished I would have seen Susan Branch shopping for groceries or going on her morning walk somewhere, and she'd say, "Joann.....so good to see you! Why don't you come over for some tea!" And of course, I would just have to say, "YES....I'd love to!!!!!"
Well...........as our ferry glided across the water between Oak Bluffs and closer to Woods Hole, I smiled and recalled all that we did together.....the experience was all that and more than I had dreamed of....now it was time to get out the map and head up the coast; our next stop was Kennebunk, Maine....but along the way, there were some interesting things to do! Stay tuned!!
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