Jack: (to a bunch of girls) Hey I only have one minute left to show you what I’m gonna show you.
Small Girl: (whispers to an older girl) I think he likes her…
Jack shows the oldest girl a skateboard ramp trick. He waits for praise. The girl just looks at him and then does the same trick, but she goes higher on the ramp.
Jack: (nonplussed) Good job on your first try!
Girl: Actually I’ve done this before.
Jack: Oh then good job on your not-so-first try! Heh heh!
Girl: Hee hee. I live here all year so I practice a lot. Do you live here?
Jack: I’m only here one week a year, soooo…
Girl: Wow then you are really good!
(He’s so smooth with the ladies).
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!
Could it be any nicer out here?? Sunny. 70-80 every day. Wind died down from all the storms that happened in other parts of New England this past weekend. Eating tons of seafood. My hair is 10 shades lighter. See? Good all around!
I forgot that Jack doesn’t have school on Monday so he kindly reminded me. 🙂 His teacher didn’t have any assignments or homework prepared ahead of time so we didn’t even have to keep up with that. Though it’ll suck when he gets back… I won’t mention that part to him. Why ruin a good trip.
Here are some highlights of the last few days:
– Sushi at Mac’s Shack in Wellfleet
– A day spent at Long Pond (one of the many freshwater ponds
on the Cape)
– Watched the sunset last night at Duck Harbor (I seriously will
post photos when I’m back.)
– Skating at the Wellfleet skate park every day (Jack has been
going up and down some small ramps)
– Provincetown a few more times (just because it’s awesome and
it’s THE place to find beach glass)
– Many visits to the surf shop in town. Jack’s new BFF is the owner.
– Mayo Beach again
Jack: Why don’t we just buy a house out here and live here?
me: Where would I work?
Jack: Mom, you don’t have to work because we’d be always on VACATION! Duhhh.
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?