Nova Scotia Road Trip! - 2002


At the home of Alva Vanderbilt who was a staunch supporter of women ’ s suffrage, we saw a wonderful Chinese pergola where she invited leaders of the movement, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to have tea and coffee while they discussed strategies and hopes. Newport is truly like a fairyland, as unreal as Disney World. Our next goal was Cape Cod and we left Newport about 11:30 AM. It wasn ’ t a very long way and we stopped at Cranberry Flats to find out where we might stay on the Cape while we visited. A very helpful man made some suggestions about what to see and how to get there and he also gave us a couple of coupons to use for big discounts at the Wellfleet Lodge & Motel. So we left him to head directly to the area to try to secure reasonable lodging for the next two nights. The Wellfleet Motel was indeed a bargain with these coupons--$85.20 per room for the two nights! Pretty unbelievable really. After this coup, P ’ town was our first destination on the Cape. We stopped at the first visitor center we reached for the Cape Cod National Seashore to gather information and maps. We got some suggestions for ranger walks and other activities. The lady ranger gave us some

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