Today was very chilly and cold. It started with low 40s and it was very windy. We went to the MVRHS ( Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School) and we met with 4 high school students that were in ASL club. They were so sweet and welcoming. Brian is the president of the club and he was very shy to talk or introduce himself. Kevin was a very curious librarian. Lynn and Heidi were the ones who introduced us to the 4 kids that were into the club.
Bella was very curious and spoke for most of the meeting. We spoke about what was the reason they decided to have an ASL club and also talked about a little of ASD's history and how it was established. Also, we gave them ideas to start learning about the deaf community on the Island and we mentioned about the museum and the gravestones and other places we went to this week. We also wrote down our emails and started a penpal connection with us.
We said our goodbyes, it was a good time to meet them and it was cool and fun to chat with them. We also piled up in the van and drove back home because we forgot the cameras at home. We drove around to the Edgartown and it was really cold and the weather was crazy today. The stores at Edgartown were mostly closed for the season, it was just like a ghost town and it was so empty. What I thought was that there were more stores open but there were a lot closed for the season and people were not really a lot around there. I was very disappointed because I wanted to see the shops and stuff there that they had.
We arrived then Jarmal and Diana grabbed the cameras and then we drove over to the Edgartown to eat at The Newes from American. It was a restaurant that was cozy since I was smelling wood smoke from the kitchen. I also loved the art they had up on the walls. The lights were dim and it was having these cute dark wooden beams. Restaurant walls inside were made of bricks. Food there was very delicious, and the style is my favorite inside. It was very cozy and warm. All of us were full and few of us had a food coma. I started not to feel well and I felt a little sick. We drove over to State Beach and it was beautiful but cold! We were freezing. Jarmal and I raced to the Van because it was brrrrrr!
We also drove a little bit up the road to see these cute little cottages at the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association. It was a lot of cute cottages and it was so small! I wanted to live in the white house and it was mixed with red in it. Houses that we saw were mainly for the camping site that Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association has but they are personally owned from the families that bought the houses out. There are 429 cottages and have camps every summer and the houses were very colorful and were built from 1867 to 1872.
We also bumped into a person who lives there all year and he explained about his grandfather that owned the house he is currently living in. Also, he and his wife bought the house for the honeymoon and decided to live there and they are there for 25 years and were married for 44 years and now he has 10 grandchildren. He was making a bench for more kids at the dining table. They had a strict rule around the site, such as no power tools around July - August because it was supposed to be quiet during the camp sessions. The houses on the sites were cool designs and the colors were unique. They had some different colors such as pink, purple, and lime green paints. I was very fascinated with the houses.
We stopped and talked to see what was our next plan so we thought about an ice cream stop but nowhere was open so we went straight home. After that, we were going back home because it was too chilly and we were all tired.