America's Hometown

>> Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Last week when we got home from the beach Mr. Sabbe proceeded to head straight back to the beach, one of the Boston beaches, with his friend Josh. I sadly had to stay home and catch up on work. But sometime throughout the day I found a major Craigslist score in Plymouth and when Mr. Sabbe got home this is how our conversation went....

Me: Will you ride with me to Plymouth to pick up something awesome I found on Craig's List.
Mr. Sabbe: {hesitation}
I mean who wouldn't want to sit in 5 o'clock Boston traffic during one of their very few vacation days!?
Me: You know the seller could be a total creepo.
Mr. Sabbe: {sigh, acknowledging that my statement was true} Can we go see the rock?
Me: Of course we can go see the rock!
Mr. Sabbe: deal
And we were off, horrendous traffic and all. But it was worth it.

In this scene I am pretending that Mr. Sabbe and I are the characters in The Notebook and he built me this house. Mr. Sabbe was not aware that this was the reason I made him pose in front of this house. I told him I needed a scale figure to show how big it was.
 Brace yourself, this part is a little anti-climatic.
Yep, no bigger than my coffee table. All weekend in the Adirondacks we kept pointing to large, jagged rocks and saying "now that looks like a Plymouth Rock." This did not look like a Plymouth Rock. And the story I have believed since the first grade is pretty much not true. It was kind of sad. And then there was this....
 All in all we enjoyed our time in America's Hometown and even managed to squeeze in a bit of this...
New England day trips are the best. Oh and my Craig's List find, I got 15 of these babies for $2.50 each.
Their new home will be posted shortly.


Design Esquire July 7, 2010 at 8:04 AM  

I've lived here 6 years and never made it out to the Plymouth rock - I'm pretty bad, right? The downtown looks so cute, it's definitely worth a day trip (even if the rock is disappointing).

Oh, and Mr. Sabbe is definitely a keeper if he was nice enough to brave that horrible traffic for you!

Jessica July 7, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

wow. I never would have imagined that is what plymouth rock looks like. They should have a marching band there all the time to make it more exciting. Or at least fire-breathers dressed as pilgrims or something.

yvonne@designvignettes July 7, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

I remember feeling the same way when I saw Plymouth Rock. I seriously thought someone took the original and left a mini version behind!
Cute story (and what a great husband!)

Gramercy Home July 7, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Glad to know I don't need to make the pilgrimage to the rock. I remember feeling the same way when I saw the mannequin de Pis in Brussels. But, I always will remember it and laugh whenever someone brings it up. Excellent score on the crates!

Anna Liesemeyer July 7, 2010 at 11:25 AM  

WOW. Absolutely gorgeous. Will have to visit here someday. Thanks for sharing the photos!!

Emily July 7, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

oh...good find. Glad you had fun! the rock is so not exciting, right? Wish I had known you went there. my parents go to a great restaurant that they keep going back to. remind me next time!

Haven and Home July 7, 2010 at 3:45 PM  

Oh how I wish I was with you. Those pictures are exactly how I picture it in my head- well the town not the rock.

What a score!!!! I swear I Craigs List is the worst.

LindsB July 7, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

I've lived here my whole life and never gone to see that rock. I'm ashamed now, but then again after seeing the size of it I guess I'm not missing much :)

Deliciously Organized July 8, 2010 at 11:13 AM  

We went in the snow to see it when we first moved here. I agree, anti climatic. You two are so adorable...and I can't wait to see what you do with those!

Blueprint Bliss July 12, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

Great pics. I can't wait to see what you do with your CL find!

Lili July 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

I am waiting with Bated breath to find out where these guys belong

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