Monday, June 15, 2009
It was a 'road trip' Saturday, as a group of the family ventured down to the Newburyport area to meet up with my sis and her husband visiting from Oregon. Here are three quick shots from Saturday's trip: an old mower with a memory, an afternoon at the tip of the island and the Plum Island Coast Guard Station. We did lunch at an outdoor restaurant, then took a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and around the quaint village. The weather was gorgeous, lots of sun with just a hint of a breeze. Temps in the 70s. They use to live on Plum Island, so we drove past their old house, all the way to the tip of the island, where the beach and dock area were occupied with surf fishing and the evening 'booze cruises' loading up. The sun was beginning to set as we said our goodbyes and they headed off to Boston and their early morning flight West. Since we had a group of seven, it was hard to make small talk and get personal with J- and B-. But rumor has it, they might be returning in September for a longer sojourn. We can wish!