Home from the Cape

Ollie was the only cat who missed me and was glad to see me.

We made it back around 5pm on Saturday afternoon. I have had my mind set reworked and I guess I can put up with another 4 or 5 years of drudge work before I take another vacation.

I had Lobster twice, Steamers once and consumed 5 cups of thick real New England Clam Chowder- not the kind that you get in cans in the rest of the county. Real chowder (pronounced chow-dah) is made from cream and has giant clams in it called Quayhogs, with big chunks of white potato. I will not be getting on the scale for a few weeks.

The trip cost us about $180 in gas, as I overestimated the cost of gas (as low as $3.97 in Plymouth) and underestimated the Mileage that Larry’s car got. The Hotel was about $150 for two people for two nights and we spent more on food than we wanted, although we found a place that served a good lobster dinner for $14, including chow-dah and desert.

Larry and I got lost a bit and once the GPS unit had us off-roading for an hour through the dunes on a track that was nothing more than two ruts in the sand. I’ve  got the smell of the sea in my nostrils and I woke up to the screaming of gulls. More than ever I want a house on the coast to retire in and write my novel.

I can recommend an off season vacation to the Cape to anyone. In the summer, the place is crowded, but before the July 4th weekend and after Labor day, there is much to do and see and the tourists are sparse.

I have a few more pictures and a video, but I might not get to them.


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Where are the additional pictures from the Cape?

    Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 6:27 pm | Permalink
  2. Keith wrote:

    The videos didn’t come out except for a short clip of 17 year locusts. (one flew in my mouth). The rest of the pictures are just more or less repeats of the ones that I’ve already put up. There is an interesting picture of a pair of horseshoe crabs mating.

    Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 10:22 pm | Permalink


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