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Cape Cod Vacation 2016, An Update

Hey there! As I hinted, I decided to blog a bit during vacation. The reason? WiFi at our rental house for the first time ever! Woot! So, here are a lot of photos and a few words about the way we’ve been spending our time.


A solo martini and snack plate for me since Dale had to go work with the band. I managed just fine, though. I had a Louise Penny book to read and a beautiful setting. I also had the cat and the Olympics.

solo martini and snacks


Sausage and eggs for breakfast. Yes, on paper plates because no dishwasher.

eggs and sausage for carole knits

A beautiful afternoon at the beach.

mashpee town beach 2016 for carole knits

Snacks on the deck, this time with Dale. It’s much nicer with my true companion there.

sunday night snacks for carole knits

A ride to the resident’s beach to watch the sunset.

residents beach selfie for carole knits

It was cloudy but stunning nevertheless.

residents beach sunset for carole knits

Moon rise behind our bikes.

bikes at residents beach for carole knits


A drive to Wood’s Hole for lunch at The Landfall.

dale and landfall for carole knits

The view is spectacular and the beer is cold and delicious.

landfall beers for carole knits

It’s a classic Cape Cod restaurant and I’m glad we finally went.

landfall restaurant interior for carole knits

Not pictured on this day: an afternoon nap, drinks and snacks on the deck with Kim and her family.


Lunch at Anejo, the closest we get to feeling like we’re in Mexico.

modelo and tequila for carole knits

Dale had tacos. Yummmm.

dales tacos for carole knits

And I had a gigantic chimichanga. So good and the leftovers came home with me.

chimichanga for carole knits

Not pictured that day: drinks, snacks and games at Kim’s house. Lots and lots of laughing.


Art journaling and coffee on the deck.

art journaling for carole knits

A bike ride around our neighborhood with this colorful dude.

dale on bike for carole knits

Finding a Little Library and borrowing a mystery set on Martha’s Vineyard.

little library for carole knits

Knitting. Yes, my friends, I actually knitted!

martini and knitting for carole knits

Dinner at The Raw Bar for the best lobster roll in the world. And Cape Cod Beer, too.

raw bar lobster roll 2016 for carole knits

Listening to a musician sing lots and lots of Jimmy Buffett. He was really very good and it soothed our pain on missing Buffett this year.

raw bar selfie for carole knits

And Kim in her new hat.

kim at raw bar for carole knits

So, as you can see, it’s been a fantastic vacation so far. The weather has been hot, humid and sunny. The company has been excellent. And the food and drink – well – you know me, it’s a big part of our plans every day!

The kids arrive tomorrow for a week and that will change some of our plans but not by much. And, as Dale said yesterday, it’s still about joy, just a different kind of joy.

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  1. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. To think how fast the summer went for Dale
    that he goes back o work in Two weeks

  2. Oh no, I’m sorry, the best lobster roll ANYWHERE is at My Place by the Sea in Rockport!

  3. Thank you (I think)–Cape Cod is definitely on the bucket list. Enjoy these last days of summer!

  4. here’s to JOY in all its different forms! it’s been great to catch the glimpses of your vacation on Instagram, but I love seeing the whole story together, too. enJOY next week!!

  5. Looks like you are having a fabulous time…great weather, great food & drinks, knitting, reading, biking – and all with your best friend! Perfect. Wishing you continued joy.

  6. You really do vacation to perfection–and I always enjoy coming along vicariously. Could not have picked a better two weeks to be on the beach and not working! Hope this week is as relaxing as the last.(I think I saw some knitting happening on FB)

  7. Looks lovely-one of our favorite trips was one where we visited Gloucester [Rocky Neck I think to be specific] along with Lexington, Concord and Boston. I really want to go back to Gloucester-seemed so peaceful.

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