during our time in massachusetts, we visited plymouth to see the plantation/museum that gives a recreation of the time when british people first settled in the u.s. and how native americans took to it. let's just say it wasn't a particularly happy time.
BUT i am happy that i have been able to grow up in this rad, diverse and interesting country because my ancestors made their way here from europe. (although, i do want to get back to europe at some point.)
we also saw the mayflower 2, a replica of the original boat, since it has gone missing. it was really neat to see but made me sort of really sick thinking of all those people in a confined space coming across the pond. our ancestors were not weak sauce!
((side note: did you know some native americans observe thanksgiving as a day of mourning?))
and one of my very favorite things was driving to the edge of the cape to provincetown. the quaintest of quaint towns. if i summered somewhere, i would summer there. i would open up a little gelato shop with ben and make friends with all the yuppy locals.
yep, it could happen.
p.s. in plymouth we had out first straight-from-shell lobster: an experience i recommend. unless you aren't into eating lobster.