Last summer we had a corporate retreat at the Captain Morse House. The “suggestion” from the stay coordinator was that we put away all of the personal items in the house and make it more generic. I thought that was an odd request but then I thought that perhaps she had a point. You see I reflexively try to satisfy guests requests and always seek to learn from their feedback.
Now today, courtesy of a site for VR owners, comes an interesting pushback to this aesthetic. The long and the short of it is that this request is actually beginning to destroy what was good and pure about travel to other places. In other words, if everything is furnished out of the same catalog then where do we go for truly interesting and challenging experiences.
The experience you get at the Captain Morse House is unique and I will work to keep it that way. Otherwise, you can just book a hotel to get a place to stay.
Read the article in the Verge for the full story here
Martha’s Vineyard vs. Nantucket: Small Contrasts, Fierce Loyalty
The islands off Cape Cod, Mass., are famous for their beaches, New England charm and affluent summer residents. But many Martha’s Vineyard loyalists say they’ve never been to Nantucket, and vice versa. Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal
The lawn got abused by a party held July 15th and we are trying to repair it. You might see some newly seeded areas that should be marked “out of play”. I don’t have out of play signs but perhaps you can imagine some from watching the Invitational at Augusts.
I would really appreciate your cooperation in saving the lawn as doing a repair mid summer is very difficult.
I would request and suggest that the anyone using the lawn and especially lawn game players play barefoot. There are numerous health benefits to that and it would also help the lawn quite a bit I think.
There is no doubt that the house is perfect for family reunions and celebrations but it is rare that it gets used by such a wonderful group with such a colorful story.
Paul Simko celebrated his 90th Birthday surrounded by his large family who came from as far away as Switzerland and Argentina. They maxed out the house and enjoyed every inch of it. Paul escaped from Austria to La Paz Bolivia just before the start of WW II. He emigrated to Argentina in 1946 and started a successful import export business there.
Paul has a wonderful large family and became a US citizen in 2010. His birthday celebrations have been large affairs and have been held in various wonderful locations around the world. We were lucky to have hosted him.
Here on the island you have two choices of Internet provider, Verizon (no FIOS yet) and Comcast. The Verizon is provided over DSL using a POTS (plain old telephone service) copper wires coming in. The DSL service is generally slow. Since many of our guests are working hard normally I don’t want them to be frustrated by a slow internet keeping them from enjoying their vacations. To that end I selected Comcast/XFinity for our cable and internet. We still use Verizon for the phone at the house for alarm connections but that is hopefully going to go away sometime.
I recently Swapped out the exiting modem with telephony for greater speeds and now have an Arris Model TG1682G
This is odd because it is not the best or fastest unit. The specs are