Day Twenty-seven
New York, NY to Martha's Vineyard, MA
July 5th, 2000

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian- Seeing old buddy Scott after many, many years
Theresa- Scoring a second night of fireworks
Not being with the bus
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
Stratus- 1092
Bus- 6094
Total- 7186
(1451 total)
sunny, hot, muggy
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
 Colorful cows, two birds, dogs, bunny, and crabs
Scott and Stacey's
Martha's Vineyard
 Bass Harbor Campground
Bass Harbor, ME

Daily Narrative    A day for juxtaposition, from the streets of New York to a beach on Martha's Vineyard.  The day began early, with Michael and Cody having to go to work and Brian and Theresa preparing to extract themselves from the big city.  We got a pleasant start with breakfast at an outdoor cafe (Theresa was beside herself over authentic pirogues) with Michael and two other very hip New Yorkers, Christian and Josh, who go a long way towards convincing a person that you might be able to live here and remain somewhat reasonable.  We then reversed the procedure that got us into the city, drove back to Woods Hole, MA, at the base of Cape Cod, and caught a ferry to Martha's Vineyard.  This time parking was only moderately difficult, with a fifteen mile shuttle ride.  On the other end of a gorgeous ferry ride, we found another high school buddy of Brian's, Scott.  Waiting along with Scott were his wife Stacey and their three year old (we think) boy, Skyler.  We were whisked off to our second fireworks display in as many days, the island's Fourth of July fireworks having been fogged out the night before.  We had a very cool picnic dinner on the Chappaquiddick beach and watched Skyler play with his friend Leif.  Skyler is one of those dangerously cute kids that convince newly married couples that children might not be all that bad.  Brian is actively scouting for a three year old counterexample.  The fireworks were slightly smaller than the previous evening's, much more quaint, and reminded us of Anchorage's fireworks (although a few hours earlier).  Our day ended at Scott and Stacey's great house in the Oak Bluffs area of the island.  We were initially thrown off by the lack of street noise that had entertained us as we fell asleep in New York, but eventually adjusted...

Daily Pictures

 The bus wakes up in front of the Autohaus in Ellsworth, Maine
Brian & Theresa wake in the East Village, New York City
Our very gracious hosts, Michael and Cody
Breakfast with another old friend, Christian, before extracting ourselves from New York
Step One, back to the subway
Step Two, back through Grand Central Station
 Step Three, back onto the train to Larchmont
A few hours later we debark on the ferry from Woods Hole, MA, to the island of Martha's Vineyard
It may not be a tall ship, but it was a beautiful evening for sailing...
Cool clouds over the mainland
Theresa misses New York City
Theresa, Skyler and Scott
Skyler demonstrates an appropriate wardrobe adjustment for Martha's Vineyard
While Skyler seems pretty happy with the fashion statement, Brian and Theresa couldn't go with the flow...
A gorgeous sky over Chappaquiddick
Let our second evening of fireworks begin!
The Martha's Vineyard fireworks were a little more modest than New York's
But the lighthouse gave them a very cool quaintness factor
A neat shot of the very bright finale

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