Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Dream Trip

Last summer was a drag.

I couldn't find a job, didn't leave the house much, and never got the chance to see New England. But I guess it was all for the best because my (borderline-obsessive) tenacity made me save up every penny I found under my couch cushion for a future trip... which will be the one I'm going on this June!

But before I dive into that, I'd like to add a little bit of background information.

The one place in New England that I regard higher than anywhere else in the region, the place where I'm determined to live in one day, the place where I belong to a hundred of their local real estate sites, is...
Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
I've always been a lover of the sea, and anything having to do with the sea. Nothing is more romantic to me than that period of the time when it was Man against the Ocean; those sea-faring days when women had to part with their husbands for months, sometimes even years, without a hint of assurance if they'd ever get to see them again.
What a time in American History, and a courageous one at that. To face unfathomable depths of untamed Sea in a minute shell of a boat, jousting with a reckless beast that could swallow your entire crew with one solitary yawn.
These men were practically warriors in their own time.

And due to this lustrous history, it makes it only natural for me to want to live amidst it all (and their gorgeous homes don't hurt, either!)

So to come back to my trip, My Dream Trip, as I call it, I've selected none other than Sandwich, Massachusetts (my favorite town on the Cape), and Nantucket.

I don't know how it was possible that I saved up over $1000 in a few measly months, but I did! So I immediately made reservations at two beautiful inns:
 

Where I'll be staying in this lovely room:
 

(It's also right down the street from my dream house!:
 
Where I'll probably be frozen in front of for my entire trip!)

Then after three nights in Sandwich, we're going to take the Steamship Authority ferry to Nantucket Island where I'll be staying in:
 


I found this place by chance after calling some inns to check out their seasonal rates. Well, this place won me over, not just with its beauty, but its extremely affordable price! (the owners were very friendly too)
Not to mention, the location is great:

I'll be staying for another three nights there, and then regrettably returning back to good ol' Long Island (but, in my very best Terminator voice, "I'll be back!")

So, there you have it! My Dream Trip! I haven't nearly begun to show you all my wack-a-doodle plans ("wack-a-doodle" meaning I've already planned everywhere we'll be dining, for crying out loud), but rest assured, you'll soon be informed!

P*S: I'd also like to thank my new followers for joining me!
This is a brand new blog, so you've come at the perfect time :)
Always feel free to add anything YOU heart about this wonderful region, I'd love to hear it.
And if you have any suggestions, or ideas for any new topics, I'd love to hear those as well!

7 comments:

  1. Erin,

    Please, explain what you mean when you say "New England" for us lowly people from the midwest. I thought New York was considered part of New England?

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  2. Haha, I'm sorry! I get carried away sometimes with all my ramblings :p

    New England is a region very near New York (looking on a map, it's very easy to mistake NY as a part of it since it's so close) that houses the states of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

    Hope that cleared it up for you :) Thanks for following me, by the way! ♥

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  3. Hi Erin! Thank you for popping by my blog and following me :) I have really enjoyed reading yours so far and I am looking forward to more. It would seem that we like a few of the same things, one of them being Susan Branch and her wonderful work! A dear friend of mine bought me Autumn and it too resonated with me. Not sure if you are on twitter, but of you are Susan is on there and her username is @dearsusanbranch and mine is @Moominberry
    Morwenna :)

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  4. Hello, Morwenna! I instantly started following your blog after seeing photos of Susan Branch's calendar on there :p Couldn't resist.
    I'm so glad you like my blog- I'm very new at this, so I'm just sort of learning as I go along.
    I have a Twitter myself, and do in fact follow the lovely Susan Branch on there. And I'd love to follow you too! My name is "twofortyfive" :)

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  5. I have lived in Massachusetts my whole life and I have never been to Nantucket. So I am planning to go in April to the Daffodil Festival. Just this weekend I was researching inns and checking availability.

    Hope you enjoy your Nantucket visit.

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  6. I just love your site....is your dream house on Grove St?? I think I knew the previous owners and attended parties there. Looks like it is on Shawme Pond. I used to walk there everyday. I lived in Sandwich for many, many years, and have since moved east to Chatham, but I love that you are writing about Sandwich. I knew the previous owner of the inn where you will stay, too. Enjoy!!

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