Monday, September 5, 2011

See New England With The Weavers Volume 1

Bruce and I have been in dire need of some time alone and away lately, so we spent a little bit of time planning a day trip this morning.

(Oh - I guess I should say that when I say 'planning' I mean we decided where we wanted to go, used our phones to get us there, got a map at the visitors center once we got there and then played it by ear for the rest of the day.  I love our method!)

Our destination?


Plymouth Rock!  Plymouth, Massachusetts is only about an hour from us and was such an easy drive.  It's a port town, so once we were able to do some touristy and beach-type things.


(The rock is in there!)


The Mayflower! The historic sites in Plymouth are absolutely unreal ...


An old courthouse ... 

I was the judge!


Bruce was the jury!


(I absolutely adore this sign!)


This is the First Parish Church.  It is was the name implies - the first church in Plymouth.  The history behind this church is actually kind of fascinating.  It was founded in 1606 in England and came over on the Mayflower.  It was the original 'meetinghouse' in Plymouth, but made the move to become Unitarian in 1800!  There was a lot of controversy with the move and several members ended up leaving and founding their own church ...


The Church Of The Pilgrimage.  This church was founded as a congregational church and is now a member of the United Church of Christ - part of the Massachusetts Conference, just like the Rehoboth Congregational Church!  I was peaking in the windows and Bruce said, "You really want to get inside, don't you?"  Ha - yes I did. :) We were starting to lose some momentum, so we stopped for a quick bite to eat at a little cafe.


Can you believe we actually split this sandwich?  This was only my half!  I don't know why we have never thought of this sooner, but by splitting something we saved some money and didn't waste any food (on trips like this we can't really take leftovers).  Energy restored! The walking / picture taking may commence.


A working grist mill!


It was such a GORGEOUS day out!


There are times (most of them in fact) that neither one of can really believe how close we are to the water - I love it!


I love him. Today was really everything that we needed - both individually as a couple.  We both feel so refreshed and ready to take on the week!

8 comments:

  1. Glad to see your finding your way around the area !! Really glad to see your finding time for YOU !!! Steve B

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  2. What a cool day! Those photos are amazing... and I know they don't even compare to in-real-life!!

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  3. I love day trips like this! Cute final picture, too : )

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  4. How fun! It's always great to explore different areas - and when they have history woven into their stories, even better. Glad you had a wonderful day :)

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  5. We agree! We left Atlanta and wished that we had explored more - so we're determined to see as many of the sites as possible here!

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  6. Oh my goodness, it was GORGEOUS! It is so peaceful to be near the water and watch the boats AND be around all of those old buildings.

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  7. :) I'm working on it - still a work in progress!

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