Oh how we’ve missed you Provincetown since last year. Scott Cakes, the anchor, beach glass, seafood, and the colorful people.
We spent the day eating, beach combing, and wandering the streets ducking into whatever shop caught our eye.
Jack got a piano lesson from a stranger, I bought and then returned a box of melted saltwater taffy, we ate roasted Brussels sprouts of all things, I drove down commercial street, we watched a movie being filmed, and I helped a British guy discover that he could untangle the two horseshoes and a ring puzzle in the puzzle store.
Jack: There was a British guy?
me: Gah, you scared me. Stop reading as I type. Yes there was a British guy. (I didn’t realize that Jack was watching over my shoulder as I posted this!)
He is now hysterical because he is grabbing me leg and making mushy sounds. Sigh. Time for the beatings to begin.
Day two on the Cape was great as usual! A storm blew through in the middle of the night and cooled everything down!
We walked to Box Lunch for breakfast …yummy wraps…and then headed to Provincetown for the day.
The sun was blazing, the wind was breezy…a perfect September day.
We shopped, ate at Scottcakes, looked for beach glass, and at least one of us got a tattoo of a serpent. (Hint: not me.)
After a few hours enjoying the “sights” (see pic of “ladies in pink dresses, and Jack watching!), we headed back to Wellfleet.” Jack and I hit Mayo beach for some fun watching the fishermen and playing catch, and then did the skate park again. We never stop moving!
We watched the sunset in Duck Harbor. It was beautiful. Omg. So peaceful. Well, until we showed up. 🙂
Dinner was at the Lighthouse Restaurant in town. Dessert was finishing off the apple pie we had baked! I don’t even think my head had hit the pillow before I was sound asleep.
Jack: I have to wazzle.
me: Not right here! Sigh.
(He peed on front of 10 people in the Duck Harbor beach parking lot.
Got a 6:19 am wake up this morning!!’ 🙂
Jack and I are waaaayy out on Cape Cod. Wellfleet. We’ve been coming here regularly for about 6 years. Staying in the same house, same week of September if we can get it. Same same same. Why? Because it’s the best ever.
September has always been my favorite month. My birthday is in September and that is always referred to as the best day ever!! So there are lots of “bests” happening right now.
Best weather. Ever. We’ve never had a bad weather week on the Cape in September.
Best food. Omg. Fried clams and oysters in Wellfleet. Chowdah in Yarmouth. Seafood. Sushi. Scott Cakes cupcakes in Provincetown! Etc!!
Best house ever. Just see the pics.
Best people. So nice and laid back.
Best art ever. Wellfleet is the artsy town. Dozens of galleries and specialty shops. Sighhh.
Best beaches. And beach glass.
But really, if you haven’t been out to the wrist on the Cape Cod arm, you are really missing a sublime vacation.
me: What’s your favorite thing about the Cape?
Jack: I’m not telling you. This is for your blog isn’t it?
Jack: It’s private! I’m not telling you.
me: Ok. But what do you really like about the Cape.
Jack: Everything! (Pauses) Heyyyy!
Photos to come!
We just got here yesterday but it feels like we’ve done a week’s worth of activities already! Those are the best kinds of vacations in my opinion…
Wellfleet skate park – Jack shredded the half pipe. His words.
Mac’s Seafood – Jack…hot dog and fries, me… Clam strips. Oreos for dessert!
Mayo beach – looking for beach glass and treasures
Wellfleet Ocean – seal watching and shark lookout
Great pond – dug to China and then made a moat. Warmest water ever!
Wellfleet Town Pizza – yum! Half cheese half mushroom.
Wellfleet town center – visited Sick Day surf shop and Abiyoyo toys plus General store.
Wallace and Grommit Window Washer episode…
Orleans for skate pads (closed)
Sick Day for skate pads (closed)
Fort Hill historical and scenic area in Eastham
Provincetown! Oh yeah! Must see: Scott Cakes
Provincetown harbor for beach glass hunting
Provincetown skate park
Truro beach – tons of seals!
Mac’s Shack for lobster and sushi. Saw double rainbow. Ice cream for dessert.
Duck Harbor for sunset viewing!
Tomorrow, my guesses are:
Sunrise at Wellfleet ocean side 6:15am
Box Lunch for breakfast
Sick Day surf shop for more cool videos of surfing
Beach day! Ocean then possibly Long Pond.
Cape Cod national seashore museum in Eastham
Bike Trail – bike for Jack, Rollerblades for me
Orleans for skate pads
Drive-in movie oh yeah!
See how the time goes?
Jack: This cupcake is the best thing I ever ate.
me: Oh man this is good!
Jack: Can we get more?
me: I could eat these until I puked.
Jack: Totally… And then I’d eat more.
me: Hahaha!!! But seriously, we are coming back here this week omg…
Then we talked about the cupcakes again all night. The place is Scott Cakes in Provincetown. They only sell one kind of cupcake. One. And you will love this one kind. Golden cake with whipped pink buttercream frosting. Mouth watering as I type this. The sign says if you have just one, that’s all it takes. Omg it’s true!! Drool. It’s so soft and moist you can barely hold onto it.
Go ahead… Say it.
“That’s what she said.”
There. Feel better now?