Saturday, July 6, 2019

Toes in the sand...

Another wonderful vacation in our favorite summer location -- Cape Cod! My mom and I try to spend a bit of time each summer on the Cape because it's such a special place in a million different ways. We have our traditional haunts, which almost always involve ice cream or shopping. We don't mind a line when the reward for the wait is Almond Bliss ice cream!

Favorite Ice Cream Parlor on Cape Cod -- Polar Cave, Mashpee

The last couple visits to the Cape found our home-away-from-home in Sandwich, MA at this little gem...


We are always amazed at the green trees, grass and the beautiful plants and flowers. Big white dogwood trees and many other white flowering bushes seemed to dominate the landscape this summer.

There are pretty pink versions of this tree as well.

I checked off a must-see for me -- the beach boardwalk in Sandwich. Seemed right out of a magazine or picture book!

Sandwich Boardwalk -- 1,350 feet in length, crossing Mill Creek and the marsh then leads to the beach.

Beautiful misty afternoon at Town Neck Beach, Sandwich
Beth's Bakery & Cafe on Jarves Street - delicious lobstah bisque kicks off our Cape Cod visit.
The village of Sandwich is at the "beginning" of the Cape on highway 6A. Since it's also our home base, we've become quite familiar with this little area. After lunch at Beth's we like to walk along Jarves Street and see the old familiar and brand new shops. My favorite in Sandwich is The Spotted Cod where I always find a treasure or two. My favorite breakfast joint in Sandwich is Cafe Chew -- so many great homemade goodies. I had an amazing Apple Dirt Bomb this year and was blown away (get it?!)

I joke that I can make my way up and down 6A blindfolded and that's because it provides days of delights by simply pulling off the highway. We try to get lost so we can discover new places! We've been meaning to try this spot for a few years and finally made it. It's called Eat Cake for Breakfast. Why.......OK!

Earlier this spring they had a car drive into their front door, but it's all fixed now!
One of the 33 pieces of fun, sandy art on the Sand Sculpture Trail this year.
It's fun to find some of these amazing sand sculptures each visit. As we continued east along 6A, then merged onto the BIG two-lane highway 6, we stopped in Wellfleet for more retail therapy (great clothing stores!) and then swung through Truro on our way to Provincetown (or P-Town) for lunch at Bubala's. Great fish & chips and Mom's favorite is the lobstah roll! A stroll along Commercial Street is a real treat -- lots of shops, people, doggies, shops, bakeries, pedi-cabs, pirates...you never know who or what you'll run into in P-Town!

Bubala's By the Bay, Provincetown

Pilgrim's Monument, P-Town

A P-Town landmark - Lobster Pot
We try to get to all the main spots on Cape Cod - north, south, east and west! The main "city" is Hyannis. You may have heard of it because of the Kennedy connection. You can catch the ferry to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard from here.

The JFK Museum in Hyannis

You just never know what you'll find when you "get lost"...

Can't believe we'd not discovered this awesome shop before - sits right between the railroad tracks, really!

Hope your summer is going well so far and that you have lots of fun adventures before Labor Day!

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