We visit WatchHill because they have flying horses.
The kids love catching the rings and trying to get the golden ring. For those who have never seen this, if you catch the "golden ring"; you win a free ride!
For me it's about memories. . . .
of a place where I visited when I was growing up:
Memories from childhood of catching the golden ring!
Memories of great grandparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles riding the flying horses; laughing together. Sounds return to me as I watch my children go round and round.
sounds of music booming from the old organ,
cranks from the rakkitty carosel going around;
clangs from the rings as we tossed them into the side box.
In the air always was heard the chatter from seagulls.
Sun warmth kissing our faces and smells from beachplum roses, lilacs, hydragnas entwined with saltwater welcoming us home to Martha's Vineyard.
We don't get to Martha's Vineyard as often as we did. Ferry's aren't as easy to get; now you need reservations well in advanced. Once upon a time we just simply drove to WoodsHole and waited for the next ferry. The cost now is over a hundred dollars just to cross the ocean. Finding a place to stay when you have 4 children isn't fun either. I would overcome all this and still go every summer if my son didn't suffer from severe sensory issues. For him, driving in a car means he gets very sick. The shortest route to vacation is the best for all.
From this obstacle we have been given the joy of discovering Rhode Island.
What do you say guys, is this place fun or what?