Thursday, July 03, 2008

AAHHH, THE JOYS OF SUMMER, cont'd



THIS POST IS loooong overdue! It's has been super busy around here in my little casa but I've accomplished a lot of things.

A couple weeks ago, my "walking buddy" @ work, Jodie and I went to Plymouth, MA for her church's annual meeting and for some R&R.

PLYMOUTH is best known for being the landing site of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims.

If you want to learn more about the historical city of Plymouth, then click here and here. I'm originally from the Phillipines and I found this trip interesting and informative.

Please click or right click on photos to see larger images...

When you're in New England...you can't go wrong with fresh lobsters.


The Plymouth Rock was closed for some renovations... *sigh*


On board the Mayflower replica. This ship is seaworthy and sailed to Providence, RI in 2002. I just cannot imagine how life was like for the 102 pilgrims especially for the women who were on board the ship for 2 months!


View of the harbor...


The sound of the brook and the rustling of the leaves were still vivid in my mind...


We followed the town brook and it brought us here @ Jenny Grist Mill, "America's First Grist Mill" (1636).


And a typical New England home is not complete without white picket fences...

The window box is simply charming and that car is GORGEOUS!


The most beautiful B&B in Plymouth! And we had the chance to meet and talk to the beautiful owner Brenda who was happy to pose for my blog. Her husband is the gardener and he did a wonderful job! She was going to show us the inside of the house but she was on her way out.


Everyone meet Jodie...


And the Best Catch of the Day (and after I handed out my hard earned dollars)... this vintage stoneware round tray is mine.

10 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Connie,

I recently came across your new blog and it looks great! Awesome pictures. I look forward to reading more from you.

Kim

Brenda Kula said...

I have always yearned to go to New England! Especially during the fall season. Loved that grist mill.
Brenda

Debbie in CA : ) said...

What a delightful tour of Plymouth! I'm ready to load up the kids and head out for a field trip. Ummm ... let me check the mileage for that ... uh-huh ... price of gas figured in ... hmmmm ... check the calendar ... NOPE! Not gonna happen this year. SOOOOO, thanks a million (roughly the price of gas for our motorhome to make the trip) for posting these gorgeous pics so I can take a "virtual" visit. Best part, I got to learn more about you, too. I've had a wonderful visit, but now I must blog off and start enjoying a much needed vacation from all this bloggery. I'm exhausted from checking, rechecking, posting, editing -- whew! Will this ever get easier? You make it look easy as pie (or lobster in this case). Gotta go fire up the BBQ and get ready to celebrate! : )

FancyHorse said...

Such beautiful pictures! I'd love to visit New England someday. Thank you for the virtual tour.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I wish some day to go and look at the historical places of this country. I've only been able to do this through bloggers so far.

Thanks for sharing your summer.

Ciao
Glenda

Beverly said...

What a wonderful day, and such a beautiful place.

I'm so glad you shared all of these great pictures with us.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Connie, It is such a pleasure to meet you!...I am fairly new to this "blogging" too, so I know how you feel!...Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me such a nice comment!...And let me just say, you have a GREAT blog!! I just read all about your trip! I would love to go there!...& I would love to live in one of those amazing white houses with a charming picket fence!...I will be back to visit often! Happy "Pink Saturday" to you!!!...Heidi xo

hautemommy said...

Those houses with the picket fences are simply stunning!!! I am loving this post about Plymouth... I have never been there but really would love to go!!! :) Loving your blog, by the way!!! xoxxo!

Les Cotrions said...

Waw! New England seems to be fantastic!!! I've never been there...I've only visited New York and Washington in the USA! It's a so big country...there are so many beatiful places to visit!!!
Happy to hear from you!
A presto! Ciao
Vale

CIELO said...

Oh Connie, what a beautiful place to visit... and you look so happy--and pretty. I bet you had a marvelous time...

Your casa is looking great!

cielo