Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cape Cod! October 2016

In my last Boston post (see other posts here & here) I forgot to mention we had the BEST meal on our final night. We walked to Chinatown & got dumplings at Gourmet Dumpling House! It was kinda late & there was a line (which Yelp & Google prepped us for), but it was SO worth the wait. It's a small, loud restaurant & you will most likely be sitting very close to perfect strangers (only seats 24) but it's awesome & I recommend ordering anything & everything that looks great to you. That's pretty much what we did & I think the salt & pepper shrimp was a fave, but everything that hit our table was devoured. My only regret was that we couldn't take leftovers as we were checking out of our hotel the next day & would have no way to reheat food. :-(

Check it out if you are ever in Boston - it's definitely worth the wait!

We rented a car the next morning & drove to Orleans on Cape Cod. It's about an hour (pending traffic) drive outside of Boston. I'm just gonna cram in all my favorite photos here - Orleans is a charming little town & Cape Cod is well, Cape Cod which = gorgeous, natural, & fun.

Warning - photo overload!

We stayed at the Ship's Knees Inn - you'd have a to have a very hardened heart for this place to not cast a spell on you.

I mean really, how could you not love sipping a cup of hot tea or glass of wine here every night? Yes, please!

The owners, Denise & Peter, were kind & friendly & every detail is covered - I especially appreciated these (& am the nerd who took photos):

I want an alarm clock similar to the one they have & I've destroyed so many towels with eye makeup that I thought this was brilliant! They also prepared a crazy-delicious breakfast every morning: homemade scones, muffins, yogurt parfaits, fruit, quiche, & there were always snacks to grab & go along with coffee & tea. I didn't want to leave!

The icing on the cake? It's a quarter mile from Nauset Beach.

My pictures don't do it justice.

We saw seals bobbing in the water! And signs like this:


We spent most of our time driving around the island & seeing all the different lighthouses & beaches. We got to see a local production of Monty Python's Spamalot at The Academy of Performing Arts where we laughed our faces off! We ate a lot of excellent seafood - the Land Ho! was the winner.

And because it was October:

Found my first piece of beach glass!

Did I mention seeing a few lighthouses?

We also checked out Provincetown. Orleans got most of our attention, though.
And best of all, celebrated five years!

And, I'm pretty sure that's the most photos I've ever posted - thanks so much if you hung in! Looking back on these pics makes me so freakin' happy. It's freezing cold in Atlanta this week & these offer much needed warmth!


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