Woods Hole. Salty, eclectic, a bit bohemian. Our Cambridge of the Cape. A world of discovery and adventure for kids. We barely tapped the surface last Saturday morning, but the seeds for future exploration have been firmly planted.
The drawbridge alone is worth a visit. Magical for young eyes ( okay, for all of us) to watch the road rise upward to let high masted boats head out to deep water. We’ve been going to the aquarium since the kids were babies, but it remains a huge draw for them. As they mature, new things capture their attention.
We stopped at the park on our way to the aquarium. The little guy was happy to explore the area and climb on and jump off available structures, but my almost eight year old granddaughter stood transfixed in front of the statue of Rachel Carson. Questions tumbled out. Why was there a statue of her? What did she write? Can I read her books? Needless to say, my teacher heart was doing back flips!
We had plans to meet a friend with her kids at the beach, so lunch at Quick’s Hole (lobster tacos, chicken fingers, fries!!) and a requisite stop at the penny candy and ice cream store ended our visit. Perhaps it’s good to leave at a point when you’re all eager to return.
Teacher Grammy has ordered books on Amazon that will be delivered to the grandkids tomorrow. A book for young readers on Rachel Carson, a woman who changed the world, for Lauren. A book about identifying different kinds of fish aimed at a five to six year old audience for Michael. Have I mentioned how much I love having grandchildren?!