July 2, 2014

As promised, here are some pictures from my trip to Cape Cod.  We were so lucky to have gorgeous weather almost everyday.  I never needed to wear a jacket and it was never too hot or sticky. Just perfect weather!
Our first touristy stop was at West Point.  Very interesting and very impressive!

 This is where the Cadets live.  No AC in this building.  Gotta toughen up those guys/gals.
Inside of Cadet Chapel.  Absolutely gorgeous.

Cadet Chapel
Beat Navy Tunnel.  West Point Teams are very competitive...and so are the Navy Teams.  A huge rivalry.

We stopped and toured the USS Nautilus.  It was the first nuclear submarine to go to the North Pole in the 50's.  I never like being in submarines, but this one was small and didn't take too long to go through, soI didn't get too claustrophobic.

Our next stop was in Newport, RI
After lunch we toured The Breakers.  It's the 70 room Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion that was used as a summer "cottage".   Beautiful!  No pictures were allowed inside, so this is from the outside.  This place is even more impressive than their other mansion The Biltmore in Asheville, NC 
And this is the view from one of the porches.  Nice huh?

First thing Monday morning we boarded the ferry and were off to the island of Nantucket.
 Lots of cobblestone streets and most of the buildings were sided with cedar shingles.  

 They all started to look alike.  Not much color on Nantucket.
There were lots of high end shops.
 I bought myself this beautiful purse.  I knew as soon as I saw it that I HAD to have it.  Loved those mushrooms.

That's all for now.  Next installment will include Provincetown and Martha's Vineyard. 


Horst in Edmonton said...

Loved your little tour, great photos, can't wait for the next installment.