Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Woods Hole, MA, a wedding and a travel day…

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Our last day in Massachusetts was another chilly day so we decided that we would drive down to the south end of Cape Cod and visit Woods Hole, home of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Back in my biologist days this was a place I considered trying to find work at and since we were close by we decided to visit the town.

2011-09-16 Plymouth MA 007Woods Hole itself is not actually a town as it is part of Falmouth, MA but has become the hub of Marine Science study in the Northeastern USA. It is also the closet spot to get to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. One of the highlights of the area that we wanted to see is the Woods Hole Science Aquarium. This free aquarium (they do accept donations) has a nice assortment of indigenous sea life found in the area and is really worth a visit and your time.


If you are wondering about the header picture it is a one of a trolley (Trolley’s by Tes) that had a wedding party in it. Trolleys are apparently a popular way to see the cape after a wedding here. Now we were parked just to the right of the fellows in the white shirts (in the header picture) when the trolley arrived. As we were sitting there watching the surf and eating lunch the wedding party had gotten out of the trolley with drinks in hand and 2011-09-16 Plymouth MA 010began to take wedding pictures on the beach (notice the Ultra cans in the foreground of the picture above).  All this was going on right in front of us…

The father of the bride sauntered over to us and announced that his son had just gotten married and they came back to this spot that they had first met to take pictures. Then he introduced us to some of his immediate family and told them we were his cousins from Texas… what a hoot that was…

We have enjoyed our time in Massachusetts and just loved the Cape Cod area. We even got to watch our first ever lobster race in Massachusetts when we accidentally stumbled upon the rescheduled (due to hurricane Irene) Chowder Festival held in New Bedford, MA while we were touring.

2011-09-16 Plymouth MA 009Well with all the fun in MA. behind us we spend the last part of our last day putting things away for our journey to Connecticut. Our drive was just a tad over 100 miles so we didn’t depart until around 10:30 am on Monday.

After a diesel stop nearby ($3.859 per gallon) we left the park and Cape Cod on I195 north towards Providence, RI where the traffic was pretty heavy and the drivers seemed to all be in quite the hurry… the beauty of our lifestyle is we never are!!!

Once we hit I95 in downtown Providence we took it south till we saw our exit for Seaport RV Park in Mystic, Connecticut. We weren’t in Rhode Island very long but we did drive through most of the state :) .

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Seaport RV Park is part of Morgan Resorts but they had a decent price for the week ($186.00) and we wanted to spend some time in this area. The park itself is in a great location for our needs. The entry to the park is a bit rough as the road has deteriorated and the roads in the park are gravel. The sites for RV’s are fairly large stuff 008and most are fairly wide. The facilities are okay but they seem to be neglecting some cleaning chores now that they are in off season mode and their WIFI is down for the season. However, despite its shortcomings we will call it home for the next seven days…

So on this Tuesday morning I am sitting here in Mystic, Connecticut enjoying some freshly ground coffee watching a beautiful sun rise and can see and hear geese that seem to be  grouping as if they are readying for their own travels down south… we too eventually are heading the same way they are… life is grand!!!


  1. Well let it be said...you meet the nicest people when RVing. Neat place to have photos for the wedding album!!
    You guys enjoy!!

  2. Enjoy Mystic and the area...when you're on the Sound wave south to me, we're back on the east end of Long Island for the next 3 weeks!

  3. It sounds like you two are living the life of two very happy travelers. Enjoy your stay in Mystic!

  4. Yes, life is really grand for you - what a wonderful journey you are having.