Thursday, February 12, 2009

~~Simple Pleasures Thursday ~~ Recalling Sweet Memories


Sew and McStevie on the beach in Gloucester, MA

I was recently going through some of the pictures I have downloaded on my computer and re-living some wonderful memories. Have you ever had a day like that? What would we be without our memories of wonderful times?


I first loved the book, and then loved the movie A Perfect Storm released in 2000.

In 2003, not long after our granddaughter was born we took a family trip to Gloucester, MA, a fishing mecca of the east coast. We stayed at an adorable motel with adjoining rooms that overlooked the ocean and was a short walk to a lovely beach. We visited The Crow's Nest, the actual bar that was part of the movie. We visited the monument dedicated to the fishermen that have lost their lives at sea. We went on the Seven Seas Whale Watch which was exciting, as we left in a rain, thunder and lightning storm and got out to sea and it was fairly calm. We DID see a few whales, too, (which pleased our grandson, Tucker, who was 4 at the time)! We went to a lovely restaurant in the town and had great seafood, what else? Tessa was just a baby, it's too bad she doesn't have the memories we do, I guess we have to go back?? It was a wonderful time. I hope you enjoy some pictures and sometime get to visit this lovely spot....


Son Jeff, Tucker and McStevie having fun at the restaurant...


Grandpa gets the tickets with Tucker...





Daughter Mandy & McStevie outside the Crow's Nest...and...the monument...



List of lives lost in the storm of '91 on the Andrea Gail fishing boat...


Tessa was a good baby!


Jeff, Sheila, Tucker and Tessa at the monument...


Fun at the beach.....in this pic, grandson was naked, clever, how Jeff's hand is positioned..

6 comments:

myminimocs said...

what an ab-sew-lutely (as you would say LOL) fantastic collection of photos - really shows what a wonderful time you all had and yes you should all go back again so that Tess can experience those same wonderful things. thank you for sharing your wonderful memories here.

Ozarknana said...

Recalling family outings are some of my most favorite of all memories.....beautiful blog post Sew, thank you so much for sharing it with us!

BeadedTail said...

What lovely photos and memories! Thank you for sharing!

storybeader said...

It looks like a wonderful time. Haven't been to MA for a long time, but I love the times I've been there. Can't beat the beauty of the sea and the historic coastline!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love reliving old memories! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun :)

mamaslittlemonkeys said...

So cute! I love looking back at time!
Nice hand placement!! :)