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On Wednesday, we went to one of my favorite places on the Cape – Provincetown! Oh, I do love to people watch – and shop!
We were supposed to go on a whale watch Sunday am, and Hurricane Bill changed that to Wednesday. A beautiful day for it! We saw so many whales – and so close – it was super!
After the whale watch we began our shopping! Had some lunch. More shopping! We then walked all the way up Pilgrim Monument to see for miles and miles. Ahhh…..
And then back to the cottage to pass out! What a day!!!!
We started the day with a tour at the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory in Hyannis. Pretty neat seeing how those chips are made. And free sample bags were cool, too. We were also able to buy bags of chips we haven’t seen in any stores.
Right around the corner is the Cape Cod Beer brewery. Tour and, of course, tastings! And some new pint glasses…
We went back to the cottage to recharge. Ahhh….
And at 4pm was the Cape Farm Supply & Cranberry Company cranberry bog tour! This family bought this bog not many years ago and now it is producing certified organic cranberries. The owner is quite personable. She explained the bog through a calendar year as she drove around the bog and made stops. There is a picture of what the bog looked like in August. No, it is not all flooded like you see in the Ocean Spray commercials – that’s for October!
We also got a tour their animal farm. Sometimes people just leave animals at the road for them – so they take care of them.
The next day, we went to Truro to the Cape Cod Highland Lighthouse. On the way, we had spied a winery…. So, we went up the lighthouse, went down and enjoyed the ocean view from the bluffs, took some lunch at a lovely nearby cafe, and then went on a winery tour – and tasting! Truro Vineyards! It was a beautiful afternoon. My favorite? Truro Vineyards Diamond White.
What a lovely cottage we stayed at in Chase’s Ocean Grove. Just a slice of heaven. And the front porch. Heavenly. Braeden made friends with Patrick (a few cottages down) – we didn’t see him much when we were at the cottage. He had a blast and it was so nice that he could go off on his own.
We had great weather that week – despite Hurricane Bill’s threats – only brought rain Saturday night while we were sleeping.
We made it to Hyannis the evening of August 21st. When we got up the next morning, we went to explore Hyannis. Shopping, shopping, shopping! The carousel is still there. The Kennedy compound (before Senator Kennedy died).
We parked across the street from the JFK museum. The kids were then invited to go sit up in the front of Engine 5 (they were collecting donations that day). After some shopping, we went to the JFK Memorial and Korean War memorial. And enjoyed a great view of the harbor. What a great way to start out Cape Cod.
Braeden took this summer camp class at Fort CF Smith in Arlington, near the Potomac River. He enjoyed it! Civil War era fort.
If you haven’t gone to a hibachi – try it some time. We went to Hana Tokyo. Enjoy. Don’t miss the first 2 minutes, and from 7:55 through to the end!
… he really thinks he is human. Which is its own set of challenges with a poodle…