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New Bedford

IMG_0712.jpgIMG_0709.jpg IMG_0702.jpg IMG_0698.jpgIt was a fun day yesterday with the twins. We headed off to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. We took the scenic route and back roads, stopping to show the girls our first house where their daddy and uncle grew up. We took a quick tour of New Bedford stopping to show the girls where Annette lived when she was a little girl. We hit the historic area of New Bedford just in time for lunch at Freestone City Grill. It was a bank back in the old days and now converted to a restaurant. You can even eat lunch in the vault room. After a great lunch of scallops and fired clams we were off to the museum. The girls had a great time seeing all the exhibits and it was fun for Annette and me seeing all the changes that have taken place, since we were kids taking the tour. After the museum tour we walked through the historic district and stopped for a cold Belgium beer at Rose Alley Ale House. It’s one of several new establishments that have opened up recently. It’s nice to see the area making a comeback. Of course, something always has to happen and I ended up spilling my beer all over Annette. I told the watress it was our first date, so she brought me a free beer and a towel for Annette. We ended the day with a nice swordfish dinner at Craig and Val’s, topped off with a nice bottle of wine.
A great time was had by all.

Bob and Annette

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Off to the Island

The ride home

The ride home

Ginger bread houses

Ginger bread houses

Jazz Band at the Sand Bar

Jazz Band at the Sand Bar

Ferry Ride

Ferry Ride

IMG_0681.jpgFriday was a slow day. We went for a walk in the morning and stopped for breakfast at Holley Berry’s. Nice little restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. The omelet came with a side order of real Boston Baked Beans. And they were fantastic. The cook came over and told us the secret was pineapple. Of course we took the hook and asked questions about the whole fruit or just the juice? And he replied; it makes for sweet Hawaiian music later on. Everyone at the counter thought it was funny. Do we look like tourist? I guess we have been away to long.

Saturday Craig and Val, son #2 and his lovely wife, more points, picked us up in the morning and we headed off to Martha’s Vineyard Island. Crazy busy this time of the year, but now that we are officially tourist, off we went. While we were waiting for our ship to come in, someone in an orange vest hollered out Val’s name and to make a long story short, we all got round trip passes for the ferry. It always helps to have good looking women with you when you travel. Our 45 minute trip to Oak Bluffs was filled with views of the Cape and the smell of salt air. We walked around town and had a light lunch at the Sand Bar restaurant. We didn’t realize it was Jazz Festival weekend, until the jazz band and all the beaded followers marched in and were playing up a storm. Sometimes you just get lucky. We did some more touristy stuff, its fun to be a tourist, and Val bought a charm for her bracelet. We took a walking tour of the Ginger Bread Houses and decided it was close enough for happy hour. Off we went to Nance’s rooftop bar, with a great view of the harbor. I couldn’t believe they had Narragansett beer on tap. I thought they stopped making it 40 years ago. It was so bad, we use to say, it came from the bottom of the bay. But now that I’m a tourist, what the heck, set me up. Several beers later it wasn’t bad. They have come a long way. Where does the time go? Happy hour ran into dinner and off we went to Jimmy Sea’s. Looks can be deceiving, and if you didn’t know the place you would probably walk right on by. They have great Italian food and all their dinners are served in the hot pans they are cooked in. So, two bottles of wine later and more food than we could eat, we waddled off with our doggie bags to catch the ferry home. Great day had by all, with promises of a repeat in the future. Today is transition day, pack up and move to Craig and Val’s for the week.
Bob and Annette

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Another Day

Photo08041520.jpgThe time is moving along. We hooked up with Diane last night for cocktails, conversation and a few munchies. It was really nice being with friends we haven’t seen in awhile. Diane is doing good and starting to get her life back together after losing Skip. We talked about the good old days and everyone thought it would be great if we all met weekly. Did I mention we were drinking wine and that’s when we come up with all these ideas! Annette and I went for a walk this morning and stopped in to see son number two and his lovely wife Valerie. Did I score some points. He did question the fact that he didn’t understand why he is son number two. I didn’t have a good answer, so I went with, suck it up it’s just the way it is. And how do you change things now without upsetting the universe. I’m really not sure where I am going with this. The pool project and addition at Craig and Val’s house, son #2, are moving along but not fast enough. I’m not sure if we will see water in the pool before we head out. Annette went with Priscilla and the girls to Plymouth today and I went and played golf. They had a good time and I lost a few balls. All and all it was a good day. Not sure what tomorrow will bring but signing off for now.
Bob and Annette

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Bike Day

IMG_0671.jpgIMG_0668.jpgIMG_0667.jpgIMG_0666.jpgToday was bike riding day. We packed up the bikes and headed off to North Falmouth where you pick up the bike trail to Woods Hole. It’s about a 12 mile one way ride and mostly flat. It’s a nice scenic ride through the salt marshes, then along the beach ending in Woods Hole. We started the ride with 4 and ended up in Woods Hole with five. Somehow we picked up Jacob along the way. That’s what happens when you travel with 13 year old twin girls. We stopped for ice cream before heading back. It was a full day and everyone is ready for a shower and a cold drink. And a little ice for all those aches and pains. Not sure what is up tomorrow but it probably won’t include bikes.
Bob and Annette

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Farm animals

Goats

Goats

Uncle Bill Jodi and Tyler

Uncle Bill Jodi and Tyler

Slow day yesterday. We visited a few friends and hung out with the grand kids. We went to visit my cousin and uncle in Lakeville today, with a stop for lunch on the way. We ate at Lorenzo’s, an Italian place that has been around forever. We loaded up on pasta and pizza and managed to waddle back to the car. My cousin is into farming, chickens and goats. The girls had a fun time with the goats and wanted to stay for the milking but we just ran out of time. Or maybe it went; I’m not touching those things. My Uncle is 92 and still full of life. He works outside cutting the grass and keeping up with all the yard work. I can only hope I have his genes. We did some shopping on the way home, not my fun thing, but being the understanding grandfather that I am; we stopped. Believe it or not it’s 5 and time for happy hour. Have to run, see you all later.
Bob and Annette

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