A couple of Saturdays ago, the Mister and I woke up to a beautiful, crisp winter day. We had a surprisingly small to-do list and no plans for the day.
I then thought of my buddy, Susie B, and her post on Hyannis and the Kennedys. Since the Cape was only 40 minutes away, we could take in some sightseeing and have a nice lunch, and if we happened to make a Kennedy sighting, all the better. The Mister is always game for a road trip so we hopped into our empty nester mobile, turned on some cool tunes, and off we went!
There was some construction so it took us a little while to get there. But what did we care?!? We were crazy, carefree, preppy empty nesters!
The world is our oyster!!
We made some friends on the road while we were waiting to cross the bridge. I asked him if he knows the Kennedys. He told me he never heard of them.
When the Mister asked me where I wanted to go on the Cape I told him Kennedy Country. So off to Hyannis we went.
There it is!! The Compound!! OK, maybe not the the Kennedy Compound, but close enough…
We enjoyed a fabulous lunch at this place. It was buzzing with activity… but no Kennedys in the mix.
So off to the beach we went. I saw some people down near the water. Couldn’t tell whether or not they were part of the Kennedy clan though. I yelled “Ethel!!” but no one turned around.
The Mister is thinking… “the things I do for this #@%$$ blog!!”
The Massholes have a language of their own. They also like their chowdah.
We drove around for awhile to see if we could find the real compound. In our search, we saw some gorgeous homes along the way.
Unfortunately, the club was closed. I know they would have let me in if I explained that I was in search of the Kennedy’s. The Mister, however, said instead of admitting me to the club, they would call and have me committed to the loony bin. See if I introduce him to my new Kennedy friends when I meet them!
Love this cute little gate.
At last, the Kennedy gallery! No relation to the Kennedys, though. We stopped in and browsed all the colorful prints of Robert E. Kennedy. I fell in love with his work. And not just because of his last name, either.
In an effort to get me in the car so we could get home so he could lay on the couch, the Mister bought me a print for my office.
Not so fast, Mister! We have one more stop to make! And boy, was it worth it. If you are ever in Hyannis, make sure you stop by this little pebble in the sand. It has great stuff!!!
So, I may not have had any Kennedy sightings, but I sure had a great time on the search!
Hope your day is warm and sunny!