Saturday, May 24, 2008

Martha's Vineyard photo travelogue

Martha's Vineyard is host to "Flying Horses," the oldest working merry go-round in America. I've heard the phrase "reach for the brass ring" used to refer to making partner at law firm so many times that I forgot it actually referred to reaching for a real brass ring on a merry go-round. That is, until I actually got the real brass ring! I wonder if this means I can't make partner...

The gingerbread houses of the town of Oak Bluff. Yes, these were built by actual adults. I wonder how that's possible too.

It's hard to tell from this angle, and we never got a better shot, but this old man is wearing a shirt that reads, "I choked Linda Lovelace." Nice, old dude.

Here's the secret to making new friends, in two words: Smart Car. For one brief, glorious day, we rented a bright yellow Smart Car. Every time we got out of the car, someone asked us a question about it. Every time we returned to it we found somebody inspecting it or taking a picture. Smart Cars: bringing people together since 2008 (1998 for Europe)!

Don't recognize this scenic locale? That's Dike's Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, site of a certain incident involving Ted Kennedy, Mary Jo Kopechne, and (probably) a whole lot of beer. And hey, just because Kennedy was hospitalized for a brain tumor-induced seizure the day before this picture was taken doesn't mean it was in bad taste, right?

Okay, fine, it was totally in bad taste. But we probably realized that at the time, since we waited for a group of very Massachusetts-looking fishermen to clear the area before starting our photo shoot.

When we happened upon a Japanese garden with a nice little bridge, I decided to do something silly and cool...

...till Pam decided to go and one-up me. Damn dancers.

Smart Car + favorite picture pose = double awesome!

That's right, this Smart Car is off-roading. Booya.

Pam scolding the dastardly rock that led us astray. Doesn't this look like it marks some kind of significant trail? Actually, it marks a trail from a parking lot to some guy's backyard. I guess that's cool too...

Seated in front of the majestic clay cliffs of Gay's Head. But I'm too mature to make a joke out of the name of that location. Yes... Entirely too mature... Tee hee...

1 comment:

smc said...

Love the photo travelogue. But are you guys DRINKING in that smart car?! Tsk!