Gorgeous Cape Cod

Trip Start Apr 10, 2005
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Trip End Dec 20, 2005


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Sunday, April 24, 2005

We drove into Cape Cod, eyes wide, mouths agape, at the stunning sand dunes, the hot sun glaring off the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful seaside homes littering the shoreline. It was off-season in Provincetown, so we got to enjoy a quieter version of what must be a boisterous Cape town in the summertime. Our campsite was situated close to the beach and close to town, and was very private and quiet. We saw our first sunset on the ocean, sipping wine and eating bread and cheese. Sam's first experience with ocean water was quite memorable too. He ran right into and began gulping big mouthfuls of water. He immediately spat it out, his face full of disgust. We couldn't help but laugh at his demise. Since then, he's more cautious sampling the water sources.

We treated ourselves to a magnificent lobster dinner the next evening, along with the local favourite side dishes of collard greens, sweet potato fries and baked beans. We picked our measly 1.5 pound lobsters amongst a tank of giants, especially the big daddy lobster who was a whopping 20lbs and the size of a small dog. Yikes! Our perfect day ended with our very own drive-in theatre using our mini portable dvd player in the car, with the ocean waves crashing under the moonlight as our backdrop. It couldn't get any better than this!

We continued visiting towns along the Cape and settled in the village of Sandwich, the oldest town on the Cape. We couldn't help but giggle as the drove by the police station, with a huge sign stating "Sandwich Police". Made us want to get a speeding ticket just for laughs. The next few days it rained and rained, and the temperature was no longer the summer-like heat we had so enjoyed. It was now 10C and cold, wet and windy. To kill time, we drove through Connecticut & Pennsylvania, on our way to Washington DC, Maryland to check out the monuments.
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