soon i’ll be heading out to the lovely Martha’s Vineyard. the primary purpose of this trip is to participate in ‘Ride the Vineyard‘ – part of the MS Bike Tour (National Multiple Sclerosis Society) which is the largest organized cycling event in the United States, raising millions to fight multiple sclerosis. i’m on a team with friends & excited to enjoy one of my favorite places – Martha’s Vineyard – by bicycle. it IS new england so here’s hoping the spring weather cooperates! i’m signed up to ride 30 miles where i will take in scenic views along winding roads seeing the quaint charm and beautiful ocean via Oak Bluffs, Edgartown & Katama.
i’m lucky enough to have a family member with a gorgeous home on the Vineyard so no hotel stay this time for me! i do plan to visit some old haunts in Edgartown – espresso love – great for your morning cuppa joe & homemade tri-berry muffin or afternoon sandwich and alchemy – delicious dinners & fantastic cocktails and perhaps the wharf pub – for a cold brew of course.
no trip to the Vineyard is complete for me without a visit to Menemsha – an adorable fishing village where you can grab a cup of chowder on the dock – YUM! and maybe Aquinnah – home to the Wampanoag Indians and the stunning clay cliffs at Gay Head Light. this part of the island is so beautiful and soulful – it definitely feels far away from the rest of the world & virtually brings me to tears every time i visit.
and let’s not forget the shopping…one of my favorites is beetlebung dry goods – a family-run business on the island that makes great tees with simple yet awesome designs. (i love their starfish!)