Today I got back from my first ever trip to Martha’s Vineyard. For 22 years of my life, I may or may not have thought MV was an island off of New York, like Long Island… it’s FINE GUYS. We’re not gonna talk about it.
Day 1: Drunk at Sea
On Friday night, four of my nearest and dearest and I packed ourselves into a car like sardines and headed for the ferry. We were armed with many adult beverages, MANY snacks, and an absurd amount of luggage. See for yourself:
One of my dear compadres works for a liquor brand and brought us some canned, sparkling wine to enjoy on the ferry and BOY was that a bad idea. We all got hammy off of one can but hey, you live and you learn.
We arrived at our luxurious Airbnb, had a family dinner, and then slept like babies.
Day 2: Scary Island
Day 2 hit us like a ton of fucking bricks without us even knowing it. We went to the beach and had a great time drinking, snacking, listening to music, and taking great instas (see below). What we also did was get OUTRAGEOUSLY burned. I mean just brutally roasted.
(young, naive me before I had realized what I had done)
We had a delightful dinner at Sharky’s Cantina (Oak Bluffs) – 10/10 would recommend – and cried ourselves into a slumber.
Day 3: The Breakfast to End All Breakfast
For those of you who don’t know me personally, I am a big breakfast guy, HUGE. WAKEY WAKEY, EGGS AND BACEY.
My MV translators (aka my friends who have been before) recommended we hit up The Black Dog for a classic breakfast. It was a loooong wait with a rude hostess but man, it was worth it.
Just take a peek:
I got the Lobster Benedict and it was hands down the best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had. Their hollandaise was so light and my lobster tasted like actual butter. Best part? It was only $14.25!! And look at all that claw meat!!
The rest of Sunday was spent shopping and reminiscing about my Benny. What a day.
Day 4: We Outta Here
Sadly, we had to leave Monday so we packed up and headed on a ferry home. It was a delightful trip with some of my favorite people. Go if you get the chance!!
P.S. A running theme throughout the whole weekend was the name game. Restaurant wait? Name game. Ferry line? Name game. It makes time fly by, trust me. To play, we usually pick a category (celebrities or our alma mater) and you start with a name: Tom Brady, and the next person has to come up with a name starting with the first letter of that last name: Ben Affleck. BUT if someone hits you with double initials: Abigail Adams, it goes back to the last person and starts going that way. An example (labeled by people):
1. Lenny Kravitz
2. Ken Jennings
3. Jen Anniston
4. Abigail Adams
3. Adam Lambert
2. Logan Lerman
3. Lionel Richie
It’s addicting – play it!
That’s all for now.