Typically I post about DIY, Thrift Shopping and Home Decor but today I wanted to share a bit about our vacation in Massachusetts at the House by the Sea. I fell in love with this Historic home and its location…right on Cape Cod Bay.
The home is over a hundred years old but has been completely redone, still kept all of the long ago charm but with all the modern conveniences of today. It was a perfect family getaway.
The home was on a bluff that overlooked the surf and sand. To get to the beach below you had to make your way down this long staircase.
Much easier heading down but good exercise coming back up. I have to say I was shocked at how cold the water is in Massachusetts. I guess I just forgot how cold it can be, Gman was much braver than the rest of us when it came to the water!
On our first day there, we just hung out at the house and relaxed after the long travel day.
We drove into Provincetown for lunch and to do some shopping the next day. I bought two small whales that I will share in a later post. I picked them up for my bookshelves in the sunroom.
We have been to Provincetown twice before. I love wandering through all the shops and stopping for lunch here. It is such a pretty little town.
We stopped by this little lobster shop near the house and picked up lobster for dinner one night.
Isn’t this the cutest little place ever? I found the entire Cape area just charming. I loved everything about it.
After we picked up the lobster from The Lobster Pound, we had dinner back at the house on the screened in porch.
The forecast was calling for rain the next day but I really wanted to take the ferry over to Nantucket. I am so glad we did; I would have loved to spend more time there. I am thinking about booking a trip to Nantucket for the Winter Stroll In December. I am a huge Elin Hilderbrand and Nancy Thayer fan. I read their new novels every summer. So I was happy to see some of the places on Nantucket that I have read about especially the ones mentioned by Hilderbrand (I was reading her new novel, Here’s to Us while we were on vacation).
All Elin Hilderband fans will recognize this…The Chicken Box!
No, we didn’t go in but we were right next door having pizza at Sophie T’s Pizza which Hilderbrand mentioned in her latest novel. I didn’t get to that part of the book until after I had been there!
I would love to live on Nantucket once all the boys are finished with school. One can dream! It is just so pretty and charming. I love everything about Nantucket.
I took this photo right outside the Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum. It was so pretty. I would have liked to had time to see the Whaling Museum and go on a guided tour of Nantucket but we just ran out of time.
When we were having an outdoor dinner at Nantucket Prime, the fog started rolling in over the streets. It was kind of eerie but pretty all at the same time. The manager at the restaurant told me we were able to see something that was actually kind of rare. He said the fog usually only comes in in the morning.
Here is a picture of the fog just starting to come in when we were strolling the streets.
We took the 9:20 ferry back to Hyannis.
On Thursday we went out on a boat to do some whale watching. To me, it was absolutely magical. I didn’t take any pictures of the whales. I wanted to be able to just enjoy watching them and not worry about trying to capture them on camera. We saw humpback whales. We also saw whales while they were sleeping which was really cool. If you ever get the chance to go on a whale watching trip, you must do it. It’s hard for me to describe but I was just amazed and kept thinking I cannot believe these creatures are real. It was beautiful. We had gone many years ago in Maine but this time around on the Cape we saw so many whales and it seems like they were much closer to our boat.
Here is a picture that my son’s girlfriend took of two humpback whales diving under. This day was a favorite for all of us!
The rest of the trip we spent at the beach, relaxing at the house and playing cards at night.
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I was sad to leave…I throughly enjoyed this trip and hanging out with my guys! Hope you enjoyed this look into our vacation!
Until Next Time,