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Boston + Martha’s Vineyard Recap

August 21, 2014

I’m currently writing this from the plane, which C and I sprinted to catch. I think arriving at the airport, getting through security and onto the plane in less than 10 minutes might be a world record. Thank you porter airlines for the free glass of wine otherwise I might still be having a panic attack.

I suppose after an absolutely perfect vacation to Boston and Martha’s Vineyard I was bound to almost miss my flight home. Luckily I now have the next 2 hours to scan all the pictures I took, repeatedly in hopes of narrowing them down to the ones I want to post. As I’m sure you will soon tell, I was quite unsuccessful at this.

B and MV 2014Sometimes I write travel posts or recaps in my attempt to help you guys out on where to go or eat but this post is for me (and the family and friends I love and miss dearly). I ate terribly, might have destroyed my liver and maybeeee slept 5 hours total but I can honestly say these were some of the best days of my life.

I went to summer camp for 11 years (go YJ!) and am fortunate to have acquired some of the best friends a girl could ask for from this experience. We are all still in touch but came together after 5 years to celebrate the 75th reunion of our beloved camp. Before heading off to New Hampshire (where my camp is located) we started off the festivities in Boston in what could easily be confused as an opening scene from The Real World. Lots of hugging, lots of laughing and A LOT of screaming. No voice boxes were left untouched.

night out in bostonBy some miracle we managed to make our way from Boston up to our camp in New Hampshire the next morning for the reunion. Almost every time I turned around someone was crying and if I had functioning tear ducts I would have been too. Unless you were there you cannot understand how beautiful this day was or why it was so special. I’m going to photobomb all of you anyway…

Bsoton to NH

camp 2

Camp 3There was an evening activity that night but 90% of the photos are inappropriate for THM. What happens in Manchester, NH stays in Manchester, NH.

The next morning we dragged ourselves back to Boston, stuffed our faces with breakfast from The Paramount and dreaded every second until we had to say goodbye. To my Daled 04 girls: I love you with everything and not a chance in hell am I waiting 5 years for 1 day ever again. Next year in Austin…

As depressed and potentially not sober I may have been, I had MUCH to look forward to. That night I got to see one of my blogging besties and the next morning I was off to Martha’s Vineyard!

LCKLexi and I met last year when she was in Toronto and I was so thrilled to get to visit her in her new house in Boston! Fun fact, Lexi’s boyfriend and I went to camp together and I only discovered they were dating after stalking her Instagram. Turns out we’re actually soulmates and Lexi is seriously the real deal. If you haven’t heard me say it enough, GO VISIT HER BLOG NOW.

After a quick sleep at my Aunt and Uncle’s, C and I headed out to Martha’s Vineyard with my cousin, her hubs and their adorable baby to stay in their beautiful home. The next few days were exactly what I needed.

arrived at MVA two-hour nap on the beach and spectacular views of the Atlantic and Aquinnah Cliffs.

Babies and fresh lobster and spectacular sunsets on the beach. P.S. The Obamas watched the same sunset right down the beach!

lobsterAnd ice cream…always ice cream.

babies-cousins-ice creamFollowed by another beach bum kind of day and a delicious cookout featuring fresh lamb from the Allen Farm and local veggies.

beach bumsWith a final stop at the West Tisbury Farmer’s Market for some gluten-free scones and iced coffee, we were en route home via car, ferry, bus and plane. By some act of god we actually managed to catch the plane.

And here I am having written the longest and most picture-filled post THM has ever seen. I’m okay with it.

On that note, I need to go cry in the corner. Best.trip.ever.

What was the best vacation you’ve had in a while? Are you as obsessed with summer camp as I am?

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    August 21, 2014 at 5:11 am

    What an epic sounding weekend…of the long variety. I was wondering if you guys had kidnapped a baby.

    Summer camp is a thing only seen at the movies…..like the parent trap.

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    Lauren
    August 21, 2014 at 6:11 am

    It looks like you had such an amazing time! Best holiday this year is a toss up between Sydney and Croatia – both amazing, and one so amazing we decided to move there 😉

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    meredith @The Cookie ChRUNicles
    August 21, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Every time I go to my son’s camp I smell “camp” and get all sorts of excited, happy and nostalgic. I try to get him to understand how fortunate he is to be able to go to camp and to make the same memories we did as kids. Looks like you had such a great time! And I am all for using plane time for photo editing and writing. That’s my plan when I go to Florida in a couple of weeks.

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
    August 21, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Oh my gosh how FUN! It’s awesome that you girls have stayed in touch so long! I bet it’s awesome getting to catch up in person 🙂

    Ok I’m going to go check out Lexi’s blog!! haha

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    August 21, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Wow…. what a fun time!! Thanks for sharing! P.S. That sign in Lexi’s kitchen is just too cool. I think we each need one too with out blog names. 😉

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    August 21, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I would love to go to Martha’s Vineyard someday! Your trip looks absolutely amazing!

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    kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    August 21, 2014 at 8:04 am

    fabulous pictures!! I love Martha’s Vineyard, looks like you had a great trip!

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    Michele @ paleorunningmomma
    August 21, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Looks like an incredible trip! And your photos are so beautiful. Now time to rest!

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    Kat
    August 21, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Wow, this literally looks like the best trip ever. Ive actually never been on a trip with that much family, except for the cruise that I went on when I was 8, but I was the only kid, so it wasn’t that much fun for me lol I basically just tagged along with my mom and hung out with my older sister and her husband.

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    August 21, 2014 at 9:54 am

    how fun is this…im excited that you will be closer (in Austin) this year.hopefully we will meet finally!!!

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    cait @pieceofcait
    August 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

    perfection!!! so glad you got to have a great vaca, see family friends and enjoy yourself <3

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 21, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Aww what an AWESOME trip!! Isnt Menemsha beach gorgeous?! i love it there. and i went to sleep away camp in NH too! (i loved it, but havent been back in years) random story- my step brothers went to the same camp as I did (different times though, they’re younger) before our parents got together. summer camp is a small world 🙂

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    Ashley
    August 21, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Yayyy! I live between Boston and NH, so I get to frequent both places quite often. Glad you got to visit!!

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
    August 21, 2014 at 10:39 am

    What an amazing trip, and not just because I got to spend time with you and C!! Can’t wait for the next 🙂 Love you!

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    Erin @ The Almond Eater
    August 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

    What a jam-packed vacay–I’m so glad you had a great time! Babies+ice cream=winning combo for sure.

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    Jen @ Chase the Red Grape
    August 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Looks amazing! Fab memories to keep forever 🙂

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
    August 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Looks like an amazing trip! That is so awesome that you were able to reconnect with your childhood friends 🙂 Loved all the photos!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    August 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Ahhh why is your emotional trip making me emotional?! That sounds like so much fun, Davs!! Being with close friends in an awesome place is the best thing EVER. Florida with Daliza was probably one of the best trips of all time for me.
    (men + babies!!! ya know how I feel.)

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    Britt@MyOwnBalance
    August 21, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I feel the same way everytime I try to pick photos from vacations. I just want to add so many in. It take so much willpower to cull them down and even then I still end up with so many! Your photos are beautiful! Love them!

    I love Martha’s Vineyard SO MUCH! I was only there for a day recently but I wish I could have stayed longer. It is especially nice when you can get away from the tourist areas! I used to vacation there every single summer growing up and I miss it!

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    August 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I went to summer camp as a kid, but we never got an awesome reunion! Jealous. I’m glad you guys had such a fabulous weekend away though! I’m heading to a beach house Saturday-Wednesday, so I’m hoping that’s going to be the best vacation in a while, lol.

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    August 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Babies, ice cream, booze, burgers, beaches….OH MY! So jel. Your vaca looks like it was totally perfect. So fun you got to meet Lexi, too! Glad you’re back safe and sound sistaaaaa.

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    Kim
    August 21, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    No summer camp for me:)
    Love all the pictures and the true happiness that I picked up just from reading this post!!
    Glad you were able to spend such great times with friends and family.

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    August 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I can totally relate to your love for camp! I went to camp Wanakita for many many years as a kid and I was a counsellor there for a year. Not going back to be a counsellor the following summer(s) is still a big regret of mine.

    That’s awesome that you got to go back for a camp reunion – it looks like you had an awesome time! 🙂

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    Brittany
    August 21, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    This post makes me want to TRAVEL SO BAD. I loved it soso much and you kept it flowing perfectly. What a blast, and I am so glad you made it home safely. Airports stress me out I MUST arrive wayyy early to keep my anxiety down.

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    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    August 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I’m so glad you had an epic weekend (right down the beach from the Obamas no less) filled with fun, relaxation and a chance to recharge from work. We all need breaks some time, and you owned yours. Two snaps and a twirl from me.

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    August 23, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Looks like you had a marvelous time!!!!! 🙂

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    Cassie
    August 25, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    A) LOVE YOUR AEO SHORTIES!! Nice back pocket shot.
    B) I am jealous of your perfect life.
    C) Best vacation… honestly, probably Nicaragua.
    D) I went to girl scout camp so NOT cool.

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    Nicole @ Pumps & Iron
    August 27, 2014 at 7:17 am

    WHAT A SMALL WORLD. I went to high school with Owen (I’m from Martha’s Vineyard). Actually I think he had already graduated by the time I got in there, but it’s a small island so everyone knows each other anyway haha. And I life guarded at Lambert’s Cove Beach for years through high school and summers back from college. 🙂

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 28, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      THAT’S CRAZY! I swear the blog world keeps getting smaller. I went to camp with Lexi’s (Lexi’s Clean Kitchen) boyfriend and you went to school with Owen. Nuts! Next time I’m in Boston or MV we must meet up. Although I may never leave because I’m obsessed with both!

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    Joseff
    December 17, 2014 at 3:16 am

    This is nice! My wife would really love to see this when she travels.

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