Last weekend I got it in my head that going to Newport, RI would be a good thing to do. It was a Sunday morning. I don't know why I thought it would be deserted but I did, and when I got down there not only did I get lost, but traffic was a horror show. Ticked off, I headed home without stopping in town to see anything. I sulked for about an hour at a missed photographic opportunity, then decided to walk downtown, with only the intent to go to the bank and post office. I ended up wandering around & shopping for two and a half hours! It was a gorgeous day. Very warm but the breeze was delicious. Just 2 days past Independence Day, decorations and flags were still prominently displayed.
The bowling alley. I learned to bowl here when I was 10 and my dad and uncle took my cousins and me. It was duck pin at the time but I think might be ten pin or candlepin now.
New this summer is the Crooked Row Farms stand. Profits go to the Bourne Food Pantry.
This gas station is near my house and I never noticed the 'Established 1932' on the sign till today. The station itself doesn't really look all that old, so I assume the current building replaced the original one.
I've walked by The National Marine Life Center, Inc. countless times and decided to drop in. I knew they rehabilitated marine mammals but I wasn't sure if this was like an aquarium or what.
So I went in and it's a small museum that displays info on marine mammals. Like this sea turtle egg exhibit.
They have closed circuit TV showing the seal pups and sea turtle that are currently being rehabbed. The public is not allowed access to them because they cannot risk the animals getting used to humans and human voices.
Some of the seals that have been rehabbed.
This little guy was in a tank in the museum.
A painted right whale with lots of postcards and stickers.
The whale's name is Always. He is, apparently, sending postcards to his fellow right whale friends.
I got this little cutie for my stepdaughter who adores penguins.