There is lots of excitement on the island right now.
First, there was the warning and worry about the possibility of Hurricane Bill arriving on the island this weekend.
Second, there is the excitement (or dread, not sure which one) about the arrival of the president and his family for a weeklong vacation on the Vineyard.
I am happy to see that Hurricane Bill did not cause big problems for Martha’s Vineyard. I was sad to hear the news about the young girl in Maine who died as a result of the hurricane. Thankfully, we are not hearing news like that about the Vineyard.
Video of beaches up and down the East Coast, including Martha’s Vineyard:
The Obamas have arrived! I guess it’s always exciting to have the president on the island. Hopefully their visit won’t disrupt vacationers’ (and our renters’) fun and planned activities. And hopefully the general public won’t disrupt the plans of the first family and allow them some privacy. Knowing the folks on the island, I think Martha’s Vineyard has proven itself to be a good place to go and allow famous people to go out and about without issue.
I read on Twitter, this past week, about 2 new island restaurants. If both restaurants are open during my fall visit to the island in October (for the wine festival and closing of our home for the season), I will make a point of trying both of them.
One of them, the Chilmark Tavern, is one I have heard about from my cousin. She had mentioned it and said it was good. Then I read this article in the Boston Herald, which confirms my cousin’s assertion.
I hear business has been tough on the island this summer season, so please go out and try these new restaurants and the ones I spoke about in my last posting.
State Road Restaurant
Enjoy the week on the island. Eat, swim, bike and have a great vacation!