Wednesday was my 69th birthday......where have the last 50 years gone? It feels like just a few years ago that I was 19. Some famous people who share my birthday are: Chubby Checker, Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Gore Vidal, Clive Owen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, & Tommy Lee to name just a few.
So, what does one do on their 69th birthday? How about driving over 280 miles to visit Plymouth Rock, Cape Cod, Provincetown and all points in between? Seems like a likely choice, right? 280 miles is typically the distance we might cover traveling in the Newell over two days! Actually, that we took on this long day of driving on my birthday was more a coincidence, than a plan. Our local weather kind of dictated when we would make the drive, and as it turned out the weather barely cooperated. We were expecting partly cloudy skies as we left in the VW around 9:30 am to make the drive over to Plymouth, MA to see 'Plymouth Rock', but we got a drizzle instead. It is just under 60 miles to Plymouth, and we arrived there without incident around 10:45 am......just as the drizzle stopped....how convenient!
We easily found a parking spot within a 100 feet of the Plymouth Rock monument, and walked over to see this very famous landmark that TLE and I have been reading about since we were in grade school. It was not what I was expecting.......
.....that's it....that's Plymouth Rock.......a rock that measures approximately 3' x 3' sitting in the sand on the shore.....I always imagine some inscription on a 'Gibralter' kind of rock....how about you?
......after viewing the 'Rock' we walked around town looking at the various monuments, and then got a nice cup of coffee to warm us up a little.....it was quite cold!
.....after lunch we walked around town a little.....it appears Halloween decorations are appearing all over town....this one was quite imaginative!
At the time we came across this large tower, but did not know what it represented.....it is called the Pilgrim Monument, and stands 253' tall, and can be seen from miles away.....