New England Road Trip; Chapter 11 – Cape Cod (Martha’s Vineyard)

(written by Bill)

This is a series of blogs covering a 21 day road-trip my wife and I made through eight New England States during the month of September – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts (Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, and Plymouth Rock).

We’ve covered Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts Cape Cod – Provincetown, Chatham, and Nantucket to date.

Chapter 11 – Is it possible to see anything more enjoyable than Nantucket?  What about Martha’s Vineyard…

Okay, I’m not really trying to compare the two islands.  They are very similar yet so different to visit, but one minor observation is that Martha’s Vineyard seemed a bit more residential, than touristy Nantucket.

We had thought about renting a motor bike but as we got off the ferry and walked toward the rental shop, we watched a young lady crashing up and over the sidewalk into a small building on a rented motor bike.  She was okay and there was no damage to the business, but this little episode convinced us that the tour bus was right for us.

While on the bus, we saw the Grange Hall, Gay Head Lighthouse, a neighborhood known as the Gingerbread Houses, and lastly, we stopped and ate at Nancy’s Restaurant on the harbor, where President Obama, and family, had lunch during their visit to the island back in 2010. We were glad we opted for the bus because the tour guide (host) was extremely knowledgeable about the island and filled us with numerous fascinating facts.

After another long day taking in the sights on Martha’s Vineyard, we were ready to hop on the ferry and head back to Chatham.  It would be our last night on the Cape and we were anxious to enjoy a peaceful evening with good weather and reminisce about all we had seen over the past many days.

Click here to see more photo’s of Martha’s Vineyard.

From Chatham, we are going over to Boston, which will be the topic for our next blog, then on to Plymouth Rock and lastly, a chapter on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Hope you enjoy…


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20 Responses to New England Road Trip; Chapter 11 – Cape Cod (Martha’s Vineyard)

  1. Maria says:

    I wish I could be there with you… 🙂 have a nice trip

    • motioners says:

      Unfortunately our east coast trip is completed and we are home blogging about it. But, on a positive note, we are planning another outing on the west coast, going up through Northern California, Oregon and Washington (possibly into Canada). Looking forward to getting out on the road again and capturing some photo’s of the great north western portion of the United States. We did have a nice (great) trip. Thanks… bill

  2. Renard Moreau says:

    ( Smiles ) Lovely!

  3. Angeline M says:

    I love the gingerbread house.

  4. Beautiful place!!! Great shots!!!

  5. prashlive says:

    Another beautiful place of your trip. U guys are living a beautiful life. O God please give us some days like this.

    • motioners says:

      Just go do it! We focused on seeing things and not spending a bunch of money. Use frequent miles, hotel points, look for deals, especially with the rental car. Find a way!! I know you’ll love it!!. Just my 2 cents worth. bill

  6. bebs1 says:

    Someday, I keep saying to myself, I’d like to see these places. Beautiful pictures!

  7. MrsBoardwell says:

    The gingerbread houses look amazing, and so colourful! We took our VW on a 2week road trip through Northern France last summer; you must have had an absolutely amazing trip.
    Greetings from North Wales (UK)

    • motioners says:

      I love Europe. There is so much you can do, in so many different countries. Looking at your blog, you are living the dream! Love the tent around your VW. Keep posting, I’ll keep reading about your adventures. bill

  8. Sheryl says:

    What a fun town!

  9. sarahmee says:

    Love your pictures, you’re definitely making me want to visit America!

    • motioners says:

      I hope I gave you enough information about the New England States so that you’ll include them on your list-to-see when you do come over to America. Good luck on the planning. bill

  10. likeitiz says:

    As always, the photos re so beautifully composed. I also loved the Rhode Island piece. I’ve been to Rhode Island only twice and on both occasions, it was to look at Brown University for our daughter. The Rhode Island you showed is so different from the little I saw of the hill where Brown was and their downtown. I think I’ll go back there one day, just to enjoy it.

    • motioners says:

      Rhode Island is small in size but large in beauty. As soon as we arrived, we felt at ease. You should go back and see more. And we should go back as well. Thanks for your feedback. Makes us feel good. bill

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