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Published: November 10th 2017
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We left Boston early to get a chance to do some touring before we get to Provincetown. We stopped at Plymouth to look around. There we saw the Plymouth rock, which is where the pilgrims landed in the early 1600's. They also had a replica of the Mayflower at the docks that you could tour on. It was such a small ship. It was hard to believe that they brought 112 people plus about 30 crew members on such a small ship. No beds, no bathrooms, and the passengers were rarely allowed to go on deck.
We also visited a working water wheel operated grinding mill and then went to a replica village from the pilgrim times. It was pretty nice. They had people dressed in costume and they talked the way they would have back in the 1600's. If you showed them a cellphone, they didn't know what it was and said that you must be some type of devil.
By the time we left Plymouth it was getting late. Our drive to Provincetown took an hour and a half. It was getting dark when we arrived. We went to dinner then back to our room. The
next morning we left early as we had a lot of driving to do again. Poor planning on our part. It was sprinkling when we left. We stopped at a beach so we could get a few pics of the beach and Atlantic ocean.
We headed for Newport, Rhode Island. There are a bunch of mansions that you can tour there from the late 1800's and into the early 1900's. One house in particular, called, The Breakers, was owned by the Vanderbuilt family. Oh my God, I have never seen a more over the top house in all my life. Some parts of it put Hearst's Castle to shame. Its hard to believe that someone could have that much money in the early 1900's.
We toured 2 houses in Newport and then left for the Berkshires. The Berkshires are all the way across the state of Mass. We arrived there in the late afternoon and got to our room. We walked around the town a little bit, then went to dinner. The next morning we toured the Norman Rockwell museum and his studio. We tried to find the Appalachian trail for a hike but couldn't. So we drove up to
Mount Greylock for a view of the valley below. At that altitude, most of the trees had already lost their leaves.
We stopped in Stockbridge for lunch. We were looking for a restaurant and found a small one off of the main street. We soon discovered that it was the original Alice's Resturant. It had lots of pictures of Arlo Guthre there.
Tomorrow, we leave for New York City. We have to drive into the city to get to our hotel and drop off the car. Luckily the dropoff point is a few blocks from our hotel. Should be interesting.
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