Road Trip to Martha’s Vineyard

We recently had a day where all our guests’ needs were taken care of rather early, so we decided to go on an adventure.  We hopped in the car, drove down to Woods Hole and took the ferry (with our furry pup, Spirit) to Martha’s Vineyard.

We were lucky that the weather was spectacular!

We started our adventure  in Oak Bluffs.  We walked around the shops and stopped by one of our favorites call Sanctuary.  We took a stroll through the campgrounds where more than 300 brightly decorated gingerbread cottages are settled around the Tabernacle.

Then we headed to Edgartown (via Seaview Avenue) where we had a delicious lunch at Among The Flowers Cafe.  We had two great salads – the Power Salad and the Seared Tuna Salad.  After our awesome lunch, we took the very tiny, 3 car ferry over to Chappaquiddick (known to the locals as Chappy) and drove around.

Once returning to Edgartown on that very tiny ferry, we drove west, across the island via Edgartown Road, State Road and S Road just checking things out.  We stopped at Morning Glory Farms (Edgartown) for a snack.  Although we just got a cookie or two, they are really known for their Zucchini Bread. Along the way, we also stopped at Alley’s General Store in West Tisbury.  They claim to be dealers in “almost everything.”  We can say, there was a lot of stuff in there!

Continuing west, we made it to one of our main stops – Aquinnah (Gay Head) – home of the famous Cliffs and Lighthouse.  Definitely one of the highlights.  The cliffs are amazing, and the red brick lighthouse was unique and worth seeing.

Next, we were off to Menemsha in hopes of arriving before sunset.  We made it in time – Yeah!  It was crowded, but we found a parking spot, grabbed our beach chairs, and just enjoyed ourselves.   Spirit got lots of attention as we chatted with some lovely tourists.  It turned out to be an incredible sunset – just perfect!

By the time we arrived back in Vineyard Haven (arriving and departing port), most of the restaurants were closed.  So we grabbed a slice of pizza, and got onto the ferry back to the Cape.

Home Sweet Home!

For more images of our Martha’s Vineyard adventure, Click Here to visit Marc’s photography website.

 

The Kennedy Legacy on Cape Cod

The Kennedy Legacy on Cape Cod

Clam chowder, blue hydrangeas and the Kennedys are all iconic symbols of Cape Cod. One of the most frequent questions we get is “how far away is the Kennedy compound? (It’s 3 miles from the Inn).

Today, May 29, 2017, marks the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth. And although the Kennedys had several homes, Cape Cod was where their hearts lived. The Kennedy clan has lived in Hyannisport, a sleepy seaside village, for 90 years. JFK’s presidential campaign was launched from Cape Cod and he used the compound as his campaign base. The entire Kennedy family spent election day 1960 here and JFK gave his victory speech in Hyannis.

President Kennedy was successful in passing legislation for the Cape Cod National Seashore. This protected area includes more than 40,000 acres of forest, marshland, bogs and salt ponds along with nearly 50 miles of untouched beach.

JFK frequented Four Seas Ice Cream (a stone’s throw from the Long Dell Inn) and his favorite flavors were vanilla and peach. The President enjoyed golfing at the Hyannis Port Club (where he would call to schedule his own tee times) but his true love was sailing the waters of Cape Cod.

JFK once said “I always go to Hyannisport to be revived, to know again the power of the sea and the master who rules over it and all of us.”

To commemorate the centennial of his birthday, there are many scheduled celebrations on the Cape. Today we will attend a special program at the John F. Kennedy Museum (jfkhyannismusuem.org) where they will be unveiling a new exhibit and then get a bite a eat. Some local restaurants will be celebrating with themed cocktails and special menu items.

The Kennedy legacy continues to be intertwined with Cape Cod.

For information on the Kennedy Legacy Trail, please click on the following link (kennedylegacytrail.com).

 

Yogi’s Visit to the Church of the Transfiguration

Yogi, the Long Dell Inn Travel Ambassador, finally made it to The Church of the Transfiguration.  Located adjacent to Rock Harbor in Orleans right here on the Cape, this place was a surprise.  Yogi tried many tia2m8a6373yogimes to visit since the spring, but for some strange reason, the times he could make it always turned out to be a Wednesday – the day they are closed.  But he got here, and it was so worth the visit.

The church itself is somewhat contemporary, but the tile mosaics, frescos, stone carvings, etc. are absolutely amazing.  The amount of planning, thought and purpose that went into creating the church and the beauty within boggles the mind.

Although one typically comes to Cape Cod for natural outdoor beauty, a visit to see the artwork in this church is something you should consider – even if it’s not raining or overcast.

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These images were taken by Marc.  If you want to see a few more images, check out the Marc Jacobson Photography website (click here).

For more information about the Church of the Transfiguration, check out their website at www.churchofthetransfiguration.org.

Newest Member of the Long Dell Inn Family

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We would like to introduce the newest member of the Long Dell Inn family  .  .  .  Yogi the Yoga Frog!

Yogi is our Travel Ambassador and he will be taking you to some of his favorite spots on Cape Cod.

So where will Yogi start his Cape Cod adventure? Well, at the Long Dell Inn, of course!

It is officially summer and everything is in bloom here – the window boxes are flowering, the waterfalls cascading, the fish are happily swimming, the frogs in the pond are leaping and the hydrangeas are bursting forth – what more can you ask for???

Yogi looks forward to sharing his adventures with you!

See you soon!