With literally only 2 hours to ourselves in between dropping off and picking up kids, my husband and I decided to drive down to Newburyport, MA for a little sight seeing.
The sky pictures you see were taken out the car window as we were driving down the highway. When a sky looks that good you know you're in for a nice evening.
Instead of walking directly through town we went along the waterfront boardwalk to watch the boats and sky
A memorial holding plaques on each side listing the names of local fisherman who lost their lives at sea
Looking out onto the Merrimack River
I had seen this building before and thought it was a business, but no, it's a private home
A beautiful one at that. This is also waterfront property.
We popped up into town through one of the alleys coming up from the waterfront boardwalk. What we didn't know before we arrived in Newburyport was that the Yankee Homecoming was in progress and the streets were loaded with people! You can't see it in the photo above but just to the right of me was a food court, artists exhibits and plenty of entertainment, along a couple thousand more people.
North Row Daisies: I took several shots of the Daisies and still didn't get what I wanted, but since I was standing in the middle of the intersection I took what I could get.
Newburyport has some of the most incredible historic homes dating back to the 1700's. In recent years the downtown area has been completely revitalized making it very inviting and visitor friendly. Cobblestone sidewalks line every street along with lovely New England style lighting and cute shops. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from as well.
To view some excellent Then/Now photos of Newburyport (including the Maritime Museum aka Custom House) before and after the revitilization project click HERE