Originally Posted by oyinmama
aw thanks sis!
re: the drive, lol i know that's right! yknow, after i wrote abt the NY weddings i was like, 'hmm, the vineyard is only abt half as long a drive from NY... maybe we can make it happen if we do the weddings and then head on up from there...' spent a frantic hour googling. i cobbled together a master plan and went to pitch it to the hubster. b(did you know there's actually an amtrak that goes overnight from the dc/va/md area and connects in the morning with a vineyard ferry that leaves from rhode island instead of woods hole? innnnteresting!)
... long story short y the time i got through explaining it i was exhausted. LOL!
maybe when our biz situation is such that we would be able to take off for longer stretches at a time, it would make more sense. as it is i still have to make an appearance at least once or twice a week so it doesn't make sense to go anywhere that's that involved to get to, just to spend a few days. but i have my eyes on the prize! ocean is ocean, and cape may is nice if a little bit boring. it'll do for now, and we can be there in 3 hrs. but nothing beats oak bluffs imho. i'm probably looking thru a nostalgic, memories-of-childhood lens but cmon. flying horses? mad martha's? streets and beaches full of POC? by the time the kid(s) (heehee) are old enough to notice, that's definitely the kind of experience i'd prefer they have. in the meantime i'll enjoy it through my cousins' FB photos
No way! I didn't know that.You were on a mission to make it happen but I completely understand about the business thing. M and I are both self employed so, I totally related.
You're right --Oak Bluffs is so happening in a laid back kinda way. I was day dreaming about it and fondly remembering there are quite a few crunchy black folk who vacation there. Natural sistas, mamas with slings are not uncommon sights. Did you know that there is an ever expanding group of folk who gather in the Ink Well at sunrise, to do yoga?? It is the coolest thing!!
There's also an art gallery that offers classes, has a labyrinth and a very beautiful pasture. The executive director is a black woman.
I'm sure in time, you'll work it out so your family can create more of the memories you have from your time there