My plan was to go whale watching, something I've been wanting to do for a long time!
Anyway, before we got to Plymouth, we had a the worst drive of our trip.
Our route was supposed to take us around Boston, but due to some construction, we got detoured through Boston, which only served to confirm my thought that I would never want to live in a big city!
Over this bridge
And then through this long tunnel
The traffic was horrible and like every where else, people drove like idiots, with no patience for out-of towners that barely knew what lane to be in!
By the time we reached out hotel in Plymouth Rich was fit to be tied!
After we rested a while we drove into the town proper to have dinner.
The next day we went whale watching!
While we were riding out to the area to watch for whales I was talking to a lady who was from the local area. As soon as I told her we were from Michigan she said, "Oh, I love Dr. Pol"! She was pretty impressed when we told her we drove by his clinic a few years ago!
They drive an hour to get to the spot where they feed the whales and then hang around for a couple hours waiting to see them. We saw probably 6 whales and it was so exciting every time one showed up! Some times you could only see the water from their blow holes! It was a blast!
Pointing it out just in case you missed it!
After we got off the boat, we were just a few blocks from Plymouth Rock so we went over to see it. It's in a protected area.
That is the actual rock that they pilgrims landed by, in the original spot. However, the rock is only about 1/4 of the original size. It used to be as large as the closed off area it's in now. It was moved around a lot and people were taking pieces of it for various reasons and souvenirs.
There was a guide we were talking to who told us a bunch of history on the rock which I pretty much forgot the minute he was done talking! Hey, just like my history lessons in school!!!
Then we were on our way to our next adventure!
Coming up: Connecticut and another National Park