Welcome to Cranberry world DeAnne. It's closed!
We weren't sure what Plymouth would bring us, but knew there was supposed to be a "Rock" there. We drove out to Plymouth and took in the sites. First we came across, the Ocean Spray "Cranberry World". Unfortunately, it was closed. I guess the cranberries hadn't bloomed yet. Next door however, the was the Mayflower II. A replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World. It too was closed for the season. Hmm... I was beginning to see a trend here. Still, I couldn't have imagined sailing across the harbor, let alone the Atlantic Ocean in something that small! He ventured down the road hoping to come across some tourist spot that was open. Just then we found "The Rock". Plymouth Rock to be exact. Enclosed in a bunker of cement that had open window frames, sat the stone every American child learns of in grade school. Lying in a bed of light gray sand, beneath a series of metal bars, rested a stone smaller than a Yugo. Not as impressive as I had hoped. I seem to remember a man dressed in Pilgrim garb standing upon a massive rock rendered in my history book. This wasn't it. Worn, but still visable, is a date etched on its side. I think I remember a handout saying this rock was chosen by the Plymouth Historical Society or something, back in the 1800's as "The" rock. I'm not sure. Hoping to salvage the day, we headed out the Cape.