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May 26, 2014

Plymouth Trip

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.

Plantation entry
Plantation entry
Plantation entry
Plantation entry

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).

20140518_Plymouth MA_Plantation_Cheryl_C
20140518_Plymouth MA_Plantation_Cheryl_C

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.

Mayflower-closer headon

20140518_Plymouth MA_Mayflower-II_B

Mayflower-closer headon
Mayflower-closer headon
Mayflower-closer headon

While walking off our lunch, we saw this memorial to fallen First Responders.

First Responder memorial

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.

Posted by Bogie on May 26, 2014 at 08:14 AM in Science, Travel | Permalink

Comments

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