Monday, September 20, 2010

The Month That Keeps On Giving

Since this hasn't been a year in which somebody close to us got married in September, we've had to find other ways to keep busy. And we have! So busy, in fact, that getting time to blog about it all has been hard. Here's a sampling of what us Stone Age Techies have been up to:

We visited Plimoth Plantation, practically all by our onesies because it's too early for field trips yet. And, other than getting attacked by the English Village's chickens as we attempted to eat lunch, we had a great time.

We were all fascinated with canoe-making...

And charcoal-making.

Both boys also loved the Mayflower II, docked in Plymouth Harbor.

They were totally nonplussed by Plymouth Rock, however.

"Mom, it's just... a rock." You can almost hear Luke's silent 'WTF?' ... if he knew what WTF? meant.

And then! Oh, we went on a camping trip to Cape Cod, with friends who know what there is to do on Cape Cod. What a trip!

This, and the following pics, are from Fort Hill on the Cape. The lack of houses and people astounded me, I've always thought of the Cape as a place of ice-cream shacks and little tourist cabins lined up, side by each. But no, there are entire acres pretty well undeveloped:

We were all fascinated with the view, but returned quickly to camera-hamming:

Then we went off to Skaket Beach, timed just right to hit low tide:

Notice that, to take this pic, I am standing way the heck off shore, facing the land. The rock has that orange buoy attached because, at high tide, it's totally submerged. I don't know why I think that is so cool, but I really do think it is.

Then, to top off the weekend, we had Flax Pond at Nickerson State Park all to ourselves! And Luke learned how to kayak:

He was so free out there on the water, wandering any old which way he wanted to.

Thanks, Carrie and family, for a great weekend... when we next come up for air, I will be sure to post some pics about our adventures!


jugglingpaynes said...

What fun you are all having! Love the reaction to the rock. And the spiderweb pic is fantastic!

Peace and Laughter,

Sparklee said...

Great photos! All three trips sound like a lot of fun. I've never seen Cape Cod, but I always assumed it was covered in beach houses, restaurants, etc. Glad to see that it's so pretty and pristine. I've only seen pictures of "the rock" before, and somehow they always make it seem grander and more impressive!

Rana said...

Great photos! What a wonderful trip. I probably would have had the same reaction as Luke did about the rock. How absolutely cool to learn to kayak. I would love to do that.

Firefly Mom said...

Sounds like you guys have been having lots of fun! You sure put our field trips to shame. :D I just have to ask - attacked by chickens? Were they vicious flesh-eating zombie chickens?? LOL

Karen said...

Cristina - the spider web is one of my favorite pics from this trip too. There was this entire bush covered with the most gorgeous webs, like the spiders were having a convention, it was so cool.

Sparklee - yes, sometimes a rock is just a rock. But the Cape turned out to be so much more than I was expecting, so things balanced out I guess!

Rana - Watching him kayak was a thrill, he could go wherever he wanted, quickly, under his own power, not a position Luke is usually in because of his leg problems. Kayaking is really fun, you should try it!

Firefly Mom - We have been calling it The Great Chicken Attack of 2010... it is funny now, even to Owen who got the worst of it, but those chickens would not rest until they had our lunch! Thankfully, they were not aggressive, just persistent; we left the village and finished eating outside the walls, and that was the end of it. But they really seemed like vicious flesh-eating zombie chickens, yes! We were never so glad to get home to our placid, sweet girls.

Susan said...

I just love the rock with the ROCK buoy. And Luke kayaking. The Plimoth Plantation photos bring back memories. The first one is almost identical to one I took. No chickens attacked us, though! Maybe they don't like the rain.

da coach said...

At long last Super Bowl Sunday is here,a change from the day to day stuff.Hopefully no bad weather here in Ohio as we visit friends and family to cheer for our favorite team.Good food,great company,good tv ads,oh yea the game too.