I had so much fun looking at all of the ribbon winning items at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair. Ribbons were awarded for everything from photography and lace to veggies and flowers. The huge cabbages were my favorite, I don’t even think I could have picked the thing up!
Did I forget to mention that tomorrow is official moving day for me?! My August Break has come to an end, but between wrapping up a bunch of projects and preparing for the move (into a much needed larger apartment!), I may need to extend the break a few days. My apologies in advance if I am little M.I.A the next few days… I’ll keep you updated about our move and plan on posting photos of our new place as we slowly furnish and decorate it!
When I was younger I went camping every Spring Break for Easter with my parents and a huge group of their friends and kids. It was always so much fun to be outdoors and explore new territories each time. When I moved away for college I no longer had any of the camping gear so I have not been camping in a long time… until last month! Z and I got a new tent and headed to his family house in Maine. We packed up our tent and an ice chest and rowed to a nearby island so small it does not even have an official name. The town calls it Outlaw Island since a man who escaped from prison lived there a few years back. Yikes! We scouted the best place for our tent (basically the only one section of dry land) and built a fire pit. We drank wine, ate dinner and hung out around the fire. The moon was so bright we could see the entire island without flashlights, it was amazing! We plan on getting some lightweight sleeping pads next, so I can’t wait until we take our next trip!
The next stop along my Boston Photo Tour is The USS Constitution. It is the world’s oldest floating commissioned naval vessel. Retired from active service in 1881, she served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907. She is berthed at Pier 1 of the former Charlestown Navy Yard, at one end of Boston’s Freedom Trail.
As a fully commissioned US Navy ship, her crew of 60 officers and sailors participate in ceremonies, educational programs and special events while keeping the ship open to visitors year-round and providing free tours.
While on the ship Zander had the honor of raising and lowering a flag that was to be sent to a General. The flag was saluted as it was raised briskly and lowered slowly.
Zander also got some great photos of the ship (see slideshow below).