Summer Scenes, II

It’s been nearly a month since my last post, so today I’m going to fill in what we’ve been up to the last few weeks. We’ve been traveling a bunch and just soaking up summer as much as possible before it’s gone.thumb_IMG_7652_1024First up was a trip to upstate New York to visit Mike’s mom and step-dad. We celebrated his birthday with them with a nice dinner, carrot cake and golf (for them, yoga for me). On the way home, Mike and I stopped by one of our favorite places, Shelburne Falls, to see the Bridge of FlowersIMG_20150829_135151A few days later we were off to Martha’s Vineyard to celebrate our wedding anniversary (and 10 years of being together!) and Mike’s birthday. We’d never been to the Vineyard together (I’d never been at all), so the trip was long overdue.IMG_20150830_093117We had an absolute blast eating so much great food, riding bikes around the island, going to the beach, catching sunsets and sunrises and just relaxing. Take me back!thumb_IMG_7756_1024We stayed in Vineyard Haven, but took in all of the towns on the island during a day when I rented a Jeep for a surprise for Mike’s birthday. This is the view from the Edgartown Lighthouse.thumb_IMG_7782_1024We ended that wonderful day, which also included a stop at the Chillmark Store for amazing pizza and cookies, touring the Aquinnah Cliffs and a stop at the West Tisbury Farmers Market, by eating lobster on the beach in Menemsha and watching the sun set.thumb_IMG_7826_1024This sunset was so good people clapped (no I’m not kidding).thumb_IMG_7849_1024Us with the Jeep taken on our new selfie stick (yes we are those people).thumb_IMG_7921_1024One day we biked to Edgartown for breakfast at the Among the Flowers Cafe. I got this waffle with fruit and it made my life.thumb_IMG_7997_1024We also got up early to catch the sunrise, which was stunning. The only bad part about the trip was how quickly it was over. It may have been our first trip to the Vineyard but it will not be the last.thumb_IMG_8065_1024This week I changed out the plants in our flower pots to reflect the coming fall season. I’m not ready for fall (or winter, gasp), but I’ll never say no to a little digging in the dirt.thumb_IMG_8072_1024On Sunday we escaped the city and went to Crane Beach. We were not alone in this endeavor, which almost derailed our trip, but we stayed the course and ended up having a great day. Plus we got to eat lobster rolls and steamers with this view at Woodman’s after our beach day was over.thumb_IMG_8080_1024With temperatures rising, we beat it out of the city early Monday morning to stake a spot at Walden Pond. We had a wonderful day reading, swimming and walking around the pond.

We had a terrific end to the summer (I’m still in denial about the fact that it’s waning) and I’ll be holding these memories close when cold weather and shorter days hit hard this winter.

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