Sunset Over Sunken Meadow

Sunset Over Sunken Meadow

July 31, 2015

I knew very little about Cape Cod before I arrived and didn’t quite know what to expect, but I did know that I was really looking forward to a couple of weeks at a slower pace, some quiet time to just be still, and some long over due time with friends and family.

Our time in Cape Cod was about all of those things and with Richard being on vacation, it was the kind of time that memories are made of. The mornings were lazy and unfolded at their own pace, somewhere around noon hitting the funky outdoor shower ( yep, I said outdoor! ) and eventually starting to ask the question ‘what shall we do today?’

Some days the answer to that question was clearly ‘nothing’ and so puzzles were worked into the wee hours of the night, solitaire was played for hours on end, and one weekend there was even an epic Mexican Train event which gave birth to a new term for the game, The Dana. It definitely wasn't pretty but we all had a great time. Even Dana!

And according to her I’m definitely not pretty when I win ... enough said about that.

Other days it was about exploring the funky little nearby towns, hiking along the Cape Cod National Seashore, or simply enjoying some of the local seafood which was absolutely amazing.

Our little town was called Eastham which is mid point on the Cape and largely consists of mini golf, ice cream, and Dunkin Donuts. Seriously.

And some pretty incredible beaches.

The Nauset Lighthouse and The Three Sisters Lighthouses have some interesting history and are beautiful, particularly if you can catch them near sunset like we did. 

Just a few minutes away is Wellfleet, a sweet little harbor town where you can eat lobster (or should I say lobstah? ) or just about any other kind of seafood your little heart desires while taking in the happenings on the water front. Mac’s Seafood was our fav and the perfect setting with picnic benches overlooking the harbor.

We found some fun shops and galleries to explore and I particularly liked the old Wellfleet Market. How can you not love a place that quotes Winnie the Pooh on their signage? It’s one of my favorite quotes and goes like this:

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
— Winnie the Pooh

And then there’s ice cream. There’s always lots of ice cream in New England! My theory is that the summer is short and the winters are hard, so you’ve got to enjoy it while you can, right? 

But my favorite times for sure were spent just outside our door. We had a great view from our deck and enjoyed barbecues with friends or family pretty much on a nightly basis. Why would you want to go anywhere else with a view like this?

However the real piece de resistance were the sunsets over Sunken Meadow Beach just at the end of our street. We could always tell it was going to be a good one when we noticed the local neighbors heading that way after dinner with lawn chairs under one arm and a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses under the other.

Their radar was always spot on and the sunsets were spectacular. There was a sense of community that reminded me of the block parties we had when I was a kid and there was always a round of applause as old Mr. Sun slipped beyond the horizon.

Perfect.

Did I say yet that it was perfect?

My two weeks on Cape Cod were a once in a life time experience that I will always remember. A special shout out to Amanda, Marcos, Dana, John and Brendan for coming to spend time with us and making it so gosh darn special. 

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So until next week until we explore the tip of Cape Cod … P Town!

XOXO, from me and lu