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We left the ocean and wanted to head to Hyannis, MA to learn a little bit more about JFK. This is where the Kennedy family vacationed and where JFK spent his summers. They have a museum and a memorial to the late President, but when we got there it was closed. So we decided to see if we could learn more about the all the lighthouses we were seeing. Once again, that plan wasn't working so well for us. It was just when we were getting frustrated that the coolest thing happened.
Mrs. Fish and Ms. Lightheart wanted to stop at what we thought was a lighthouse. It was an adorable looking structure by a quaint house overlooking the sailboats. Well it turned out it was a famous artist's studio; Sam Barber. He is an impressionist and sculpture who has paintings in many museums. His customers are the Kennedys, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and many other famous people. He gave us a tour of his home and studio and even gave us a free signed print of his work. While we spoke to him we learned about the local history, the Kennedys in MA, and the landscape of the Cape Cod area. Ms. Lightheart inquired how much it would be to purchase the painting we were watching him do. Let's just say that none of us had the asking price of $14,000. Never the less, it was one of the best art lessons we ever had! You can see his work at http://www.sambarber.com/.