Mom & I Take Plymouth Rock
Plymouth Rock. One of those places you go because it's historic and significant, but after five seconds you wonder, "now what?"
I had been to Plymouth before, several years ago. My husband and I ran a half marathon called Run to the Rock and let me let you in on a little secret... we were some of the youngest people there, and we got schooled by a bunch of old people during this race. Runners out here do NOT mess around. We were humbled pretty quickly after assuming this race would be a walk in the park, even though neither of us had properly trained for it. WHOOPS.
The town itself was adorable, so I decided recently to go back and explore it a little more. The monument for the actual rock is neat enough, but it's literally just a rock. These pictures do it plenty of justice so you aren't missing a ton if you never make it out here ;)
We took a walk through the downtown area and ordered an acai bowl at a juice bar (that I immediately threw in the trash because it was 90 degrees and the poor girl working in the shop packed the bowl so full it was melting and leaking before I even stepped foot outside. Sad stuff.), then headed to a nearby park for a little picnic. The whole town is right on the water and the scenic views are endless. I watched a dad and his boy fish for a while and it really just made me think about how neat America is. Honestly, because of those who came before us... people who wanted freedoms and had a dream... because of the many sacrifices made by them so long ago... we were able to sit and enjoy the peaceful ocean as it gently reached the sand and rocks at the lands end and just exist in peace and harmony for the day. Fishing, picnicking, shopping, exploring, reading, cuddling... so many sweet and tender things happening all around. It was a bit of a profound moment for me.
I grabbed some cupcakes from Cupcake Charlie's to test out their claim of being the 'best in New England'. Maddux ate a cake pop (a chocolate cake pop, in a white outfit) and seemed to enjoy the heck out of it. My husband ate the cupcakes and said they were literally the best he had ever had (and he is quite the cupcake connoisseur). We will be making a stop or two back by there in the future.
Also, not pictured was a sweet little girl who wanted to play with Maddux. He seemed to be flirting and trying to impress her with his little stink bug crawl right before he face planted in the grass. He was crying but I must be a mean mom because I laughed a bit ;) Overall, it was a beautiful and rare warm day for this time of year in New England. The video below is short and sweet, just like our time in Plymouth.
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