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Getting lost (and found) in the Cape and Braintree

sunny 25 °C

Well, where to start.

We got a very early start this morning, picking up a rental car and
making our way down to Woods Hole for the ferry to Martha's Vineyard.
After my learning the difference between east and west, we made it to
the remote parking lot, only to find it full. Luckily, we found our way
to the second remote lot, caught the shuttle bus to Woods Hole, and by
some miracle, made it just before a ferry was about to depart (and for
Vineyard Haven, like we wanted!) It was a fairly quick ride on the
ferry, and we were on the island by 10:45. We spent some time checking
out VH, before taking the bus to Edgartown, and finally to Oak Bluffs to
catch the ferry home. There were a lot of little shops to see, but
there were some of the same shops in different towns, which was
annoying-we'd walk into a place and say, "oh, we saw this already!" We
also saw the old, 19th century carousel (Yes, I rode a carousel and am
not ashamed!) and checked out the beach.

Coming home was a bit of an adventure, as you may be able to tell from
the title of this post. It took a while to get off the ferry and back
to the lot where the car was, then it took forever to get *out* of the
lot (but we did see Tom Cruise's twin while we were there!) We seemed
to be on our way back to Braintree, but due to a poorly labeled rotary,
we missed the route we needed. So, we found a place to fuel up and have
dinner, then found our way back to the route we needed. Then the real
fun began. We drove past our hotel no fewer than three times on the
interstate. Each time, we missed the exit. I'm going to let Ali talk
about the run-in with the Indian Reservation in her post. Needless to
say, it was frustrating, but we kept laughing about it (really, how
could you not? I mean, come on? Three times? We're both intelligent,
educated women and we can't find our hotel!) and eventually found our
way back.

Tomorrow's the last full day here, and we're planning on checking out
Cape Cod some more...but I think we're going to need a better map, and
make sure we leave plenty of time to get home...after all, our flights
are Tuesday afternoon and we don't want to miss them :)

Posted by mopo1978 16:11 Archived in USA

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