At the very end of Cape Ann, in Massachusetts, sits the little town of Rockport. It is absolutely lovely. To this day it still retains it’s status as a fishing village where boats go in and out of the wharf daily, especially in the summer. There is a section of Rockport that is devoted to artists of all kinds, called Bearskin Neck. People come from all over the country to visit this little community of art and ocean. We prefer slightly off season so we get all the benefits but none of the crowds. Recently we took the boys for a weekend to Rockport. Now that they are getting bigger and have so many interest of their own, we don’t often have them for the weekends anymore. We were all very excited to spend this time together and if I’ve learned anything over the past nine years about the boys it’s that they love to swim and they love to climb and toss rocks. They also like to eat, so what better place to spend some memory making time with them than the little town of Rockport. It was perfect in every way, including the weather. A bit on the cool side but yummy and bright.
We picked the boys up early on Saturday morning and after a quick breakfast we headed to Rockport which is only 30 minutes from our house. Our destination was the Rockport Suites and Inn, just outside of the down town area. We chose this little Inn for the location and for the fact that they had a pool and a fire-pit with outdoor seating. Another thing the boys love is a good fire. It was to our benefit that they also had a breakfast buffet that came with the room. Upon arrival the boys got their suits on and headed to the pool area before I even got a bag unpacked.
When everyone had enough of swimming and doing the hot tub, we all came back and changed. We wanted to get down to the town and Bearskin Neck before it got to dark and to chilly. It was a perfect sunny night…so off to we to the wharf.
This is a little cottage along the ramp road. It was a pretty evening and the sun was just starting to drop. I thought the lantern on the gate was so cute. It’s a Rockport thing. Next stop, Bearskin Neck.
First stop was at the boat ramp, where all day boats go in and out. The Motif was was the background for our photos. Whenever we are together the boys like to take photos. Liam took the photo of us with Jaxson and Jaxson took the photo of us with Liam. They are both getting pretty good now and I love that they still enjoy shooting.
The ocean side is my favorite. You can see for miles and the rocks have a different tone and color to them. It was interesting to see that when some of the granite was washed away that there were bricks buried inside. I know there is a story somewhere there. Liam took the photo of the bricks.
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