Wednesday

John Adams House

Matt and I watched the HBO series about John Adams and ever since seeing it, we've been really interested in our second president.

His birthplace, first home as an adult and second home that he lived in after being president are all just south of Boston in the town of Quincy.

This is his home he and Abigail bought as their dream home and lived in until they died.

 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-1_zps8936850e.jpg


This house was lived in for several generations of Adams. One of John Adams' grandsons built this beautiful library to house all of the family treasures.

 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-2_zpsf06e7b4c.jpg


The National Park owns all three of these houses. When visiting you start at the visitor's center and ride a shuttle to the house John Adams was born in. Next door is his house he lived in as an adult.

 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-3_zps45911c0f.jpg


 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-4_zps53dfc7bc.jpg


 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-7_zps74fd7f47.jpg


 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-6_zpsf636f5f5.jpg


 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-5_zps5dd38c5e.jpg


Walking through the houses bring the Adams' family to life! It also gives insight into the pre and post Revolutionary war times.

 photo 7-30-14JohnAdams-8_zps5978e88c.jpg


I'm glad these homes are still standing so we can see them today.

Tuesday

Tahoe Tuesday

Happy Tahoe Tuesday!

 photo photo2_zps8770579d.jpg


This week I learned that I like having the bed all to myself. If Matt and Michelle don't make the bed then I don't see any reason to let a perfectly comfy bed go to waste. So, I like to get right to sleeping and enjoy having the bed all to myself. I may look small but I need lots of room!

 photo photo_zps37afa601.jpg


 photo photo1_zps0ebdfeb9.jpg

Sunday

Provincetown

Provincetown is the farthest point on Cape Cod. The area has a really cute beach town with shops and restaurants and a protected seashore run by the National Park Service.

 photo 7-27-14ProvincetownandBeachesofCapeCod-1_zps6ccae580.jpg


While in Provincetown we hung out on the beach and even saw a seal playing in the water!

 photo 7-27-14ProvincetownandBeachesofCapeCod-2_zps28b241e0.jpg


The beach has lots of rocks so we also had to skip some rocks. Michelle's college roomates hung out with us in P-town while they were vacationing there!

 photo 7-27-14ProvincetownandBeachesofCapeCod-3_zps1d13ae63.jpg


 photo 7-27-14ProvincetownandBeachesofCapeCod-4_zpsd432047d.jpg


We even saw a little historical reenacting going on while walking the streets of P-town-

 photo 7-27-14ProvincetownandBeachesofCapeCod-5_zpsc60f4bc6.jpg

The beaches are beautiful with huge dunes. The ocean is a pretty blue here and is a great place to visit the beach!