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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Martha's Vineyard (Part III) ... and Keene, NH!

Happy August, everyone!
Man, I can't believe it's taken me this long to finish
showing you my Martha's Vineyard photographs--
I should be ashamed of myself!
...Well, better late than never, I say :p

I've also included in this post a few photographs
I took while I was in Keene a couple of weeks ago;
Hope you enjoy those as well!

As for other matters, I hope everyone has been having
a wonderful summer. I know I haven't been around much,
and to be quite honest, it hasn't been the best of summers for 
me personally... But, I am looking forward to starting graduate 
school in the fall, and... for the Halloween season to finally spark up!
(... Okay, I may be rushing things a bit with the Halloween-part, hehe).
Oh, and I'm also planning again on going to the Keene Pumpkin Festival
this October! As many of you know, I was going to attend last year,
but due to the untimely passing of my cat, I naturally had to cancel.
But this year, I am determined on giving it another go...
So I'll keep you all posted with my plans for that!

Okay, enough of my babbling now...
At last, I present to you the final batch of
my Martha's Vineyard photographs!

♥ Day Five ♥

Yummy blueberry pancakes

Mom outside of the Martha's Vineyard museum

Lovely barn in neighborhood

Beautiful home (look at those roses!)

Fried scallop sandwich from a delicious seafood shack in Aquinnah

Wild turkey spotted on one of the back roads in West Tisbury!

At one point in the day, my mom (being a major history buff 
with a fascination in church history) sparked up a conversation with an 
island native on the road, who ended up showing us an extremely old 
(and very well hidden!) Native American meeting house. We arrived
to the location by means of a winding dirt road, and truly felt as if we
stepped back into time when we stumbled upon this forgotten site!

Historical plaque commemorating the site (click on picture for a better look)

Passing through Oak Bluffs

So charming!

Dressed up for dinner at the Offshore Ale Co.
(dress: Lilly Pulitzer)

Offshore Ale Co. in Oak Bluffs

Their claim to fame? Peanuts, peanuts, everywhere...

♥ Day Six (Leaving MV) ♥

Our very last breakfast

I'm going to miss these muffins terribly!

Mouth-watering french toast

In Vineyard Haven, at the Black Dog General store!

Probably the most photographed location
on the island, wouldn't you say?

Dock near the tavern

Gorgeous view near the ferry

In the car, on the ferry, bidding goodbye (for now!)
to beautiful, enchanting Martha's Vineyard ♥

♥Keene, NH

Main Street in Keene

Interesting old  hand-painted sign

Checking out the shops!

This shop was featured in Yankee Magazine!

Having lunch at Margarita's

Naturally, I had to order their frozen strawberry margarita!

Delicious vegetarian enchiladas... mmm...

In front of the restaurant

Pretty gazebo in the center of town ♥

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Once again, thank you so much for being so
patient with me these past couple of months!
I really hope you liked all of my photographs--
I can certainly attest that I loved taking them!

Wishing you all a beautiful day...


  1. These photographs have been so wonderful. I felt as though I was there with you. Thank you so much for taking and sharing the photos. I enjoyed them so much. Blessings, Dee

  2. Absolutely beautiful photographs, makes me want to one day visit Martha's Vineyard. Thanks Erin, you do a wonderful job showing such stunning parts of the USA. Warm regards, Ann ~ Australia.

  3. Very nice pictures. Especially the memories of Keen NH. My sister went to college there and I was about 10 years younger than her. So as I was growing in my formative years we would make the trip to Keene quite regularly as a family to pick her up or to visit and go to her recitals. We made many stops for picnics and such on the way and traveled through town. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I enjoy your posts.I am already thinking fall and winter with my crafting on my blog, time goes fast when you are having fun. Blessings ~Sara

  4. oh are a cutie !!! love your dress

    i LOVED this...julie and i made it to Keene on our way to grafton, vermont...i ADORE Keene, N.H.

    loved seeing all the charming houses and did i ever end up out here in california ????

    happy to stop by today
    yearning for Fall and Halloween here too !!!

    sending love,
    kary, teddy and all the farmhouse kitchen kitties

  5. hi erin! thanks so much for posting the rest of the picks! i love keene. we took teddy there and a guy in the market gave her a couple pieces of freshly sliced roast beef. i bet if we went back there tomorrow she would head straight to that market. she never forgets a treat place! and believe me, you are not rushing halloween. i have been at it for a while now. it is less then 3 months away!

  6. Hi Erin, your photos are great and it looks like you had a wonderful time. Sorry to hear things haven't been going to well. My nice goes to Keene State, she's studying to be a teacher! The pumpkin festival is awesome!

  7. Erin, another great post with the most charming photos. I love taking your NE trips with you and your Mom. So many things I loved about Part 3 of your photo essay...blueberry pancakes, quaint streets, homes and shops..more great food, you looked very pretty in your navy blue dress, and shots of harbors and boats. We did it all! Thanks a bunch, I'm pooped, how about you??? LOL!!! Hugs to you, and wonderful things are just around the corner for you.

  8. Thanks for your lovely pictures! I have gotten my New England fix just looking at your pictures. I think the next trip we have will need to be New England. I so envy you going to the Pumpkin festival! I have seen pictures of that event. Oh , many of us are waiting anxiously for Halloween!! My favorite holiday!!!!

  9. I'm so glad to find another New England blogger. I went to Martha's Vineyard a few years ago for a Lacrosse game and it left a big impression. I'm hoping to get back sometime soon. I'm only in High School so I have plenty of time to get back. Your pictures are stunning.

    Please stop by for a visit, I'm a new blogger and would love any hints on how to showcase New England as nice as you have.


  10. Erin, this was a wonderful whirlwind tour through some of my favorite places! LOVED the little barn on MV. It is picturesque. I could imagine having my studio in there.

    I've been to Keene and need to go back again. It is just so hard to leave our little island. I love it here.

    Sending a hug across the miles,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

    P.S. Did you visit the grave of the Chicken Lady on MV??

  11. Oh how I love seeing photos of New England, Erin! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! It was fun! I would love to return to the east coast some summer and experience the beauty there again.... :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. Hi, Erin! Glad to see you enjoyed Martha's Vineyard! I have to go over your previous posts to see more photos. I certainly enjoyed this post though, great job with the pics.

  13. hi erin...i was happy to see you today !!!

    sending love,
    kary, teddy and all the farmhouse kitchen kittys

  14. It is visible on the photos that you enjoyed the time very much! Some of the food looks really delicious and I like the view over the port

  15. Hi Erin,

    Your photos are wonderful--it's like a mini-vacation just scrolling through them. I'm sure you had a fantastic time. Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your blog. I found it recently and am happy to have a site to visit when I want to dream of living in New England (which is pretty often).

  16. Erin,
    I hope that the new season brings better things for you. I haven't visited your blog (or any blog) in ages, and how fun for me to see Keene, NH, and the Vineyard. Thank you for sharing your photos and New England adventures.

  17. I have just discovered you blog and am already in love. I actually just moved to Indiana from Keene, NH last summer. I absolutely loved it there.

    P.S. The picture of Parish Shoes is the same sign still there from when the movie Jumanji was filmed there. Im not sure if you have heard of the movie, but most of it was filmed in the downtown of humble old Keene.

  18. Hi Erin,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about West Tisbury to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!


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