For the second summer in a row, we rented a house on Martha's Vineyard. This year, we were a little more adventurous and headed over to Chappaquiddick on our bikes. The only way to get to the small island (from the big island) is by Ferry. The Ferry takes about 2 minutes to cross the waterway and can hold 3 cars and about 15-20 passengers. It's tiny.
As we stepped off the ferry with our bikes, a petite blond hopped out of her car and headed to the ferry to go to the main island. She looked familiar. I recognized that little duck walk. It was Meg Ryan. As she passed me I whipped around and started pointed and mouthing "MEG RYAN, MEG RYAN" to our friends who tried like me to casually glance her way to confirm it. The real clincher was she stepped out of a black Mercedes SUV with California plates framed in "Beverly Hills Mercedes" text.
Lots of celebrities summer on Martha's Vineyard, but she is the first I'd seen. Later in the day I biked past Henry Louis Gates, Jr (who said "hi there" to me as we bikes past each other!), but he's hard to miss on his three wheel bike.
As it turns out, Elle Decor featured Meg Ryan's Vineyard house in the June 2010 edition. It looks amazing . . .