Sunday, November 26, 2006

Adventures in Plymouth Part I: How Amanda Saved Thanksgiving





So in case you hadn't heard the news, we went to where it all began - Plymouth, MA, for Thanksgiving. We took the commuter rail out of south station and it made for a very pleasant trip. We saw lots of cranberry bogs and the sort of creepy New Englandish woods that make you want to hide under a bed.




In our encounters with the taxi-driver, the manager of the Bed and Breakfast where we were staying, and the gals down at the tourist information booth, it soon became apparent that it would not be easy to get to Plimouth Plantation for Thanksgiving Dinner the next day. Everyone also kept talking about how terrible the weather was supposed to be that day and giving us ominous warnings that we shouldn't even go out. If you combine this with the fact that we were a block from the ocean and the creepy woods I mentioned earlier you can see how this would be the beginning to a good H.P. Lovecraft novel. Anyway, that first night we got a bite to eat and saw the Mayflower II (a fully functionally replica of the original Mayflower complete with life-size cardboard cutouts of what people on the Mayflower must have really looked like - wow!). Then we went to bed though I didn't sleep too well on account of the trees, rain, and werewolves...

3 comments:

Yogurl & Manburger said...

The original Plymouth people must have been pretty small. That guy behind Luke looks like a midget.

Yogurl & Manburger said...

By the way, I love Amanda and her gnome hat, it always makes me laugh.

mikbeth said...

I'm on the edge of my seat! How DOES Amanda save Thanksgiving from the werewolves?! I can't wait for part two!