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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011

This is going to be just a recap of last week.

Last Sunday I went on a schedule bus trip with my friend Sandy to, guess where? You're right, how'd you know I went to Cape Cod? Because I was starting to get a cold last week, I wasn't sure if I would be up for the trip. This trip was to Bourne, where they had their 42nd annual Scallop Festival. Before the festival, we took a boat trip up the Cape Cod Canal. Below are just a few of the pictures I took.


The tour ahead of ours was at least a half hour late, so Sandy & I got to walk the beach.




Standing under the road & facing the "Stonebridge Marina"




Can you tell that the tide was out?





The captain took this picture for us.




This was once the Summer home of President Grover Cleveland. (We were told that it was the first and ONLY home at that place at that time.) After his daughter's death, the Clevelands never returned & sold the house.





Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the oldest co-ed maritime college in the country.





This is the third largest railroad bridge IN THE WORLD. You may also be able to see the Bourne bridge in the background.




Now here is the Bourne Bridge with the Railroad bridge in the background.





The tents to the right of the picture are where the Scallop Festival was held.





This is the meal they served at the festival. Of course one had a choice to have either grilled chicken or the scallop dinner.



I could not imagine eating chicken while at a festival celebrating the harvesting of delectable, tender, sweet scallops. As you can see, this was FAR from being the HEALTHIEST meal I could have had, but it sure was one of the most delicious!! Ha, ha, ha!


Last, but not least on my tour is yours truly standing with the railroad bridge in the background. Notice that the trestle is now down. The train to Hyannis needed to cross over.



I've never seen this bridge down or go back up so it was interesting.

Well, my dear friends, I do hope you enjoyed THIS jaunt through yet another part of Olde Cape Cod.

Right now I'm headed to the western part of Massachusetts, to enjoy the changing foliage, thanks to another dear friend, Cindy, who owns a "time-share". She and another friend of ours, Holly, are going to be spending the week out near the New York border and invited me to come along. I was fortunate to be able to take off this coming Monday & Tuesday from work at the last minute.

I'm going to stop in Worcester along the way to visit with my cousin, Connie at her miniature golf place.

Well, Loveys, I'm off & running, well really driving. Ha, ha, ha!

I shall try to get my blogs done in a more timely fashion when I return.

As always, thanks so much for taking the time to read & commenting on my blogs.
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  • MISSANGELINA21
    It sure looks like you had fun Ruby.Thank you for a look at the photos they are terrific and wow that meal looked sooooo good.Patricia emoticon
    2449 days ago
  • KNIT1PURL2LOSE3
    LOVE the blog trips!!!! I've never been down to the Cape....and I've lived in the south shore area for 5 years! I know, sad.

    Hope you are doing well and feeling better and having a grand autumn!!!

    Hey Ruby, let's ROCK THAT SCALE IN ROCKTOBER!
    2450 days ago
  • ASTORRES1
    Thanks for sharing....dinner looked scrumptious!!!
    2453 days ago
  • ASHENPOND
    Thanks Ruby - your tour sounds as if it was great fun. Fabulous pics you have posted - lets us see what parts of America are like.

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    2453 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    Such fun and great pics! HUGS!
    2453 days ago
  • -THINQ-
    Oh, Ruby! It looks like you had Such! a great time, I'm so glad for you and for your irl friends!
    My sis used to live in Hyannisport, and DH and I have been to Ptown for several different reasons; next time, I hope we'll go together!

    much love, love the pictures, thanks!
    Lizzy=D
    2454 days ago
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