Sunday, August 24, 2008

I had a fantastic weekend. I left work early at four on Thursday and after getting everything ready and packed in the truck, Daryl and I hit the road for Cape Cod. We arrived around eight thirty-ish and met up with Steve, Kim and their 3 kids, and Jason, Christina and their 2 kids at the house that Steve's family owns.




Early Friday morning we were up early to coffee and then made headed out, taking Steve's two boats out on the water and into the inlet where we were going to get some beach time.
We also did some clamming and Daryl and I learned how to rake the mud for clams and steamers. It was really cool! The kids all had a blast.
Anyway, the majority of the day was spent sun-bathing, reading and relaxing for me while everyone else either boogey-boarded, built sand castles, chatted and enjoyed the beautiful weather. And I even took a quick (unexpected) dip in the ocean when Big D so kindly knocked me over. I made sure to immediately jump on his back and pull HIM down into the ocean, thereby accidentally ripping the crotch of his swim trucks. NICE.


Hours later, we all headed back towards the house (in our multiple vehicles) and Christina, myself and three of the kids (the girls aged 11-13) stopped at the grocery store to get some staples that we were lacking at the house, most importantly stuff to make ice cream sundaes with! Then once home, I took my very first OUTDOOR shower. I know no one could see me in the shower but becuz it was open on top to the sky, I just felt so exposed and....uh...NAKED. I hated it. LOL. We grilled steaks and burgers for dinner, and cooked some corn on the cob. The other adults (minus me and Christina who don't like seafood) made clams casinos and also cooked up the steamers. Everyone was completely stuffed afterwards went to bed somewhat early. Saturday morning Daryl made breakfast for all eleven of us. Scrambled eggs, bacon and toast. Then after showers, the girls and boys went our separate ways. The boys went out clamming again while the girls hit up a local flea market, Christmas Tree Shop and a tee-shirt shop. A couple of hours later, all eleven of us were back on the road. On the way to our destination we stopped at this really cool lighthouse to take some pictures.






























Finally, we all headed out to P-Town for some sight-seeing, sweet treats and fun. We saw a replica of a pirate ship, endless storefronts of adorable souvenirs, and a crazy-ass yacht called Hooters IV filled with nothing but incredibly HOT, tanned, muscled gay men dressed in nothing but speedos, colorful (and short) sarongs and smiles. Not a hooter in sight. Ironic, no? Finally we headed home where most people had a late grilled dinner (I chose to go straight to my ice cream sundae) and then to bed.



















Sunday morning we woke up early to donuts and coffee that Big D brought back from Dunkin Donuts. We headed out to our ten a.m. Whale Watch and proceeded to take a billion and one pictures. It was completely amazing to see this large and lithe beautiful creatures jump and dive in the water. The day was gorgeous as well with sunshine and a lovely ocean breeze. I did get sunburn on top the sunburn I already had on my nose but it was nothing super painful. I'll leave you with the last picture we took of our trip, a sun-burned but completely relaxed and happy Daryl and I. Cape Cod was heavenly.








28 comments:

My boys are Army Brats said...

I was hoping for pictures of the
the hooters boat! That sounds like the highlight of the trip!

I love whale watching day cruises! Beautiful pictures!

Bekah said...

you hated the outdoor shower? aw ever since I was little and would get hosed off outside after coming home covered in mud I have loved outdoor bathing

Looks like a great weekend! I love pics of you and Big D. So freakin adorable!

Kel said...

Sounds like you guys had a wonderful trip...I really like the last pic you posted..you two look so happy! Oh and the hooters boat...haha, I giggle just to imagine the look on everyones face when they got there, how funny would that have been?!

Have a great day!
~K

Heather said...

what a great weekend!

Julie said...

sounds like the perfect weekend!! Glad you guys had a great time, weather looked awesome!!!!!

Stephanie said...

That looks and sounds like a wonderful time! The weather looks like it was awesome! Cute pictures of you guys, April!!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I'm so glad you had an awesome weekend, April. And just think, long holiday weekend coming up! I just keep telling myself: work 5 days, get 3 off, work 2 more, take a week's vacation. I can make it...

I went to P-town once. I think I was a sophomore... Anyway, I saw this guy there in a black miniskirt, and I swear to God, he looked better in that thing than anyone woman I've ever seen in one. And that's all I remember about P-town. LOL.

Melissa said...

That last picture is a keeper! Blow that baby up and put it on a wall. I'm glad y'all a fun trip. I've always wanted to spend some time on the east coast...I've got to make time to do that!

jen @ the cubicle's backporch said...

I'm glad that you had a nice, fun weekend. And you totally look cute in sunglasses. I'm jealous!

Cecily R said...

What a great trip and such fun pictures!

You ripping D's crotch made me laugh...SO something I would do to Jon!

Steph said...

Wow looks like a great time!

lovelylalo said...

Oh I love Cape Cod and P-town is so very interesting. I am glad you had an enjoyable time...funny that you destroyed Big D's trunks! My daughter pants me in the ocean this weekend. Ooops.

Love the last picture. You two are adorable.

Hope you have a great week.

Krystyn said...

Sounds and seems like a great time. I'm glad you were able to relax, unwind and have a good time.

Kathryn said...

Wow! It sounds fabulous! I want to go! :)

kittyconcerto.com said...

Whoa whoa whoa. You hate seafood??? Geezus woman! You can't go to the "Cape" without eating seafood. For shame, for shame. LOL

And the outdoor shower would make for nightmares for the rest of my life.

angie said...

Ah........this looks so New England. Love it!

Robyn said...

That looks like it was a fabulous time. I so want a beach vaca. I'm hatin' on all of you East Coasters.
I don't know if I'd like the shower either. The Hooters boat must've been a hoot.

Tabitha said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic time. I love the photos ~ they are great, especially the lighthouse!!
love and hugs XXXX

The Captain's Wife said...

I miss the Cape! That was the first place T took me on vacation when we got together and we went every year for at least 7 years (he went every year his entire life...was actually conceived there0 I know TMI)
Looks like you had a great weather weekend! Welcome back to reality..

Rhea said...

You had an amazing trip! I've never combed/raked for clams. Y'all got a lot! And what an awesome lighthouse. I love that you ripped Big D's crotch trying to tackle him. Niiiiice. hehe

Rhea said...

BTW, beautiful new profile picture! You look great!

Poltzie said...

Looks like so much fun, I've always wanted to go clamming!
ps. I love outdoor showers (don't tell anyone)!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh how fun. Looks like you guys had a great trip!!!

OHmommy said...

Wow.... claming looks so interesting. I would love to do something like that and my kids would have a ball.

Looks like a great weekend filled with great weather too! It has been rainy here. ;(

Dan Mega said...

Every time I see a picture of him he is either A)wearing Boston gear, B)drinking a cold, refreshing beer, or C)a combination of the 3.

If I knew him in real life, he'd be "my guy".

Kori said...

So glad you all had a wonderful time. You needed it.

Jaina said...

Wow, what an incredible weekend! I'm so glad you had a good time, you definitely deserve it. :)

beth said...

Looks like a perfect weekend. Especially the two mornings of your husband making/getting breakfast.

Don't know how I missed those boats in P-town!