Spending time with family: I wouldn’t trade my summer for anything else. My twin cousins, 9-year old cousin, uncle, and aunt have blessed me with allowing me to be a part of their summer routine. I love spending time with them at their comfortable home.
Down at the pond catching frogs
I enjoy taking trips with them around the vineyard. I had a fabulous date with my princesses at Lucy Vincent Beach last week on my day off.
Ice cream outings are also a highlight.
A few days ago my uncle, three cousins, and I had a picnic on Menemsha beach, a destination to watch a colorful sunset. We ordered a pizza, drinks, & candy from the Chilmark store and reserved 2 large lobsters from Larson’s Fish Market. 2 Coronas and lime made the meal complete as we enjoyed our feast on the beach.
Docks at Menemsha
Working: Work is demanding. I spend over 40 hours a week at the Chilmark store, trying to stay clear-headed in the fast-paced, HOT environment. Now that I have gotten into the swing of things I find joy in serving the costumers and spending time with my co-workers. At the end of the work day, I can often look forward to taking a swim in the cool ocean with my new friends from the Czech Republic. At 8 pm at night the sky is strewn with pinks and purples, while the ocean rolls clear water onto the shores. It is a wonderful end to a day of sweaty work behind a stuffy counter!
Porch of the Chilmark Store
Vilum taking pizza out of the oven
Beach: On my days off, I make it a point to frequent the beaches. They are beautiful! Though the humidity is high, the air temperature is bearable. This allows for a relaxing nap on the sand.
Exploring Edgartown: Edgartown is a gorgeous community filled with Victorian homes, shopping opportunities, and a stunning harbor. My first trip was for a gallery opening, drinks, and ice cream with my uncle & aunt. The second was a day trip in which I meandered down the cobblestone streets, poked around the various boutiques, and read my book on a bench out-looking the harbor. This town is almost unreal in its beauty and laid-back attitude.
Morning Runs: Though the humidity and heat hinder my steps, I love running to the beach and back home. Three beaches are within 1 ½ to 2 miles from me, making a perfect half-way point for a scenic stretch.
Celebrity Sightings: Well-known actors and actresses seek Martha’s Vineyard as a haven for relaxation. While at work and at the beach I have seen Jake & Maggie Gyllenhaal, Meg Ryan, Ted Danson, and Mary Steenburgen. President Obama is rumored to be visiting within the next few weeks…
Until next time!