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

    Looks amazing! Fab memories to keep forever 🙂

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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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    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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    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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