On my birthday, my lovely friend handed me a birthday card and said, "You've had a birthday month."

It is so true, and so lovely.

Birthday dinners, evenings out with friends, cards and gifts arriving (two words: bread machine), and the weekend before my birthday...a special day trip with the boy.

We don't have a car here in the city, so these outings are rare and cherished events.

Here are some shots from our day in Plymouth...

We were a little disappointed in Plymouth Rock itself. If you can imagine a big rock with "1620" engraved on it, you might as well skip it.

And of course, we couldn't commit to any of the many, many museums in town. We spent a big part of the day just walking along the water, enjoying the amazing views and salt air.

And of course, there were plenty of little shops and seafood restaurants. Plymouth is small and walkable and on an autumn Sunday, not at all touristy. It's worth a visit if you've never been.

We're considering a train trip up to Salem next...any recommendations for must-sees?


  1. Oh, I love your photos! It's been a long time since I went to Plymouth, but it's always so much fun (though I totally agree with you on Plymouth Rock- totally overrated).

    Next time you go, it's totally worth a trip to Plimoth Plantation. It's pricy, but so worth it- it's so much fun!

    1. Yes, my friend recommended that too! We almost always just end up walking around places...it's tons of fun, but we're going to try being more goal-oriented next time. =)

  2. What beautiful photos! Looks like a gorgeous day.

  3. Gorgeous photos, Clair! If you go to Salem, you'll want to get a peek at my broom.....it's in one of the museums there.

  4. I remember being disappointed by the rock too! Salem is a great day trip as well. Haven't been in a while, but I remember really liking seeing the House of Seven Gables and "The Witch House".

  5. Haha, I like that last photo. At least the weather was nice and the village looks really quaint and cute

  6. Oh I love these! I forgot how beautiful and simply adorable Plymouth is, must make a trip back there!


Thanks for making me smile. =)