Fourth and Final Days

Fourth of July on the Cape started with some morning drizzles but evolved into a beauteous afternoon!  We played games, biked to Seagull Beach about a mile down the road, grilled, and went to the neighboring town of Hyannis for some fireworks!!!

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Before the fireworks

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My delicious red velvet cupcake (my favorite) from the Kandy Korner in downtown Hyannis, which is always a classic stop for us!

Our streak of brilliant weather continued into Thursday, and with a perfect balance of clouds and sun, we enjoyed our fourth consecutive beach day!!!  We went to our second Cape Cod Baseball league game that night!

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Classically me

Sadly our week was coming to an end….  Early Friday Dad, Shannon and I pedaled quickly back to Seagull Beach and passed the morning playing catch and swimming until it was time to pack up.

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Dad and me!

And we’re back in Connecticut. I miss the Cape already, but it was an absolutely fantastic week!!!!  Celebrating somebody’s 21st birthday this weekend, but more on that later =)

First days in the Cape

Ah, summer in Cape Cod! We meet again =) A much-anticipated vacation, especially for Dad, has finally arrived! On Sunday evening, we arrived to a spectacular sunset. After tossing our stuff into our cozy rented cottage, we headed out to a nearby pier to see the ocean…

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Also we’ve seen a bunch of amazing sand creations around town! Below is a tribute to the Olympics in London and a pretty impressive whale :)

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A most obvious chunk of our time has consisted of lounging in the soft sands of a beach in Dennis. I’m not a huge water person in general, but who can resist a beautifully sunny day with warm low tides?! A cooler weighted with drinks, turkey sandwiches, grapes, Goldfish, etc. ; an umbrella perfect for reading in the shade; and a good book have made the last two days pretty enviable.

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He looks relaxed, don’t ya think?

Mini golf is always a hugely entertaining part of our getaways! Pirate’s Cove is an excellent course that we’re always extremely competitive for.

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Even after two holes-in-one on the course, I somehow lost by one to Bobby =(

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After the hole-in-one on the first hole!

There’s always some learning experience when we’re away and this year’s first one has been about chocolate milk syrup. After pouring out in a lumpy consistency, the syrup refused to blend and dissolve into the milk. What looks like a blurry Oreo shake is actually supposed to be smooth chocolate-y dairy drink. = Fail to the Stop&Shop brand of Hershey’s.

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We’ve been livin’ the ultimate summer vacation life out here the last few days. Beaching, grilling, playing mini-golf, watching a Cape Cod Baseball game, and devouring ice cream– nothing better =)  Friday will come much too soon… Happy 4th, everybody!