May 26, 2014
Last weekend I went with a friend down to Plymouth, MA to play tourist and to see the "rock" and "boat". The first thing we hit was Plimouth Plantation (no, that isn't a misspelling): It was facinating to get a close up of the rushed roofs, tools and implements and fences. Especially facinating were the stacks of wood which were placed in a circular pattern. Actually makes a sort of sense. There were people in character there doing chores and answering questions in what was believed to be the accent of that time period.
My friend got a couple of decent pictures of me (God, I'm slouching - I obviously have been neglecting those muscles when I work out).
Then we went to the shore to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II. While visiting the Mayflower, a paddleboat went by. Those are always cool to see. Plymouth Rock is protected by a pillored monument, whcih has a dedication enscribed.
While walking off our lunch, we saw this memorial to fallen First Responders.
Had a great time playing tourist. Felt a bit guilty that I took a full day off from getting anything meaningful done, but sometimes you just have to do that.
Hey, you were a stone's throw from us! We can get to the Plymouth waterfront in 15 minutes or so.
Posted by: Marshall at May 26, 2014 11:59:10 AM
Jay - you gotta quit moving around, I have a hard time keeping up with you (your blog anyway). Dang, if I'd known we would be so close, we might have had lunch. Oh well, next time.
Posted by: bogie at May 26, 2014 12:39:48 PM
Heh. We've been here since 2005, and almost as close since 2004. I lived in Quincy until the end of 2003, when I moved to a place in Stoughton that would be better for Deb to move to, since we planned to get married before I ever went to California. We went to Plymouth as much when we were in Stoughton as we have in Middleboro, even though we're closer, especially since the finished route 44. I have a bunch of pictures from just before Sadie was born. I haven't been to the Plantation since 4th grade, though. We went on the Mayflower after Deb moved to MA and it seemed tiny compared to what I remembered.
Posted by: Marshall at May 26, 2014 8:47:46 PM