Things to do on Martha’s Vineyard when it rains

While we were on our recent trip to Martha’s Vineyard, it was either often raining, or Mr. C had a cold. I suppose that a lot of people go shopping while they are on The Vineyard. It has the reputation as being a destination for the high income set, so there are a lot of art galleries and other shops like that which cater to the 1/2 of 1% crowd. But, since I’m an unemployed stay at home dad and we’re saving money by staying at my in-law’s house, shopping there is mostly out. Besides, since it’s an island, the shops tend to try to charge for the boat freight for every item. So a gallon of milk can cost about $8, and a pound of sliced ham can cost $20.

So here are some of the exciting things we did while it rained or while Mr. C slept off his cold on vacation!

We made this puzzle! 1,000 pieces!
I wonder what Renoir would think if he knew his paintings were the source of jigsaw puzzle designs?

Mr. C was surprisingly helpful in doing this and other puzzles.

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Played some vintage board games!

It turned out to be a good thing that my mother-in-law kept these games. I think they’re about 30 years old. Mr. C especially liked The Game of Life. This was always my least favorite game when I was a kid. My older brother always beat me, I always ended up bankrupt. Now he’s a Vice President at a very large financial institution, and I’m unemployed. Hmmmm……

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We made another puzzle!

This one is missing two pieces. So it’s a 998 piece puzzle. We looked everywhere…. can’t find those two pieces.

There was also a 2,000 piece puzzle of a Hans Holbein painting. We’ll save that one for another time.

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Made these prints using ‘Nature Paper’. Those are some shells and some seaweed, placed on the paper then exposed to light to create the image.

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Ate a lot!

Ms. J made a Key Lime pie.

Here’s a slice.

 

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There’s more to come, woo hoo!!

 

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9 thoughts on “Things to do on Martha’s Vineyard when it rains

  1. Hi there Peter,,
    A happy summer to you and your family. It sounds like you guys kept busy at Martha’s vineyard. I have never been there but always sounded to me like a relaxed place.

    Cheers!

    • We usually try to fill up a large cooler with food to bring with us, there’s usually plenty of room for food since we take our car over on the ferry. The $20 ham was particularly annoying since there is a market near our house in NH that sells ham that is just as good for $4 a pound. But that’s OK, it was still a great ime, there’s always going to be something that we don’t bring with us.

    • Crossword puzzles are included too since there’s no TV at the house. My wife is a Scientist so she always does well with those. Though she always looks to me for any clues related to popular culture!

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