Monday, June 29, 2009

A Cape Cod Day

Today started off rainy so J snuggled up in bed while the boys went out on the porch to play cards. I finished up Plainsong (I hate it when a good book ends!) and then we all got ready to go to the Brewster Store. J and B got to pick out some penny candy-a hard choice!
Then we drove along route 6A to Sandwich. Our first stop was pizza and then on to the Thornton W. Burgess Museum. We learned a bit about his life growing up in Sandwich and I purchased his first book of bedtime stories which he wrote for his son.

Next we visited a trout hatchery also in Sandwich. I've never been to a fish hatchery so that was pretty interesting. These trout are being raised here and then being released into the wild.

A quick detour to Hyannis to tour the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory. The kids were happy to receive free potato chips at the end of the tour. This helped a little with B's mood (he really had just wanted to stay back at the cabin and play cards. It can be so hard to meet every one's needs!)

As the sun was coming out, we headed back to the cabin. Jeff and the kids went swimming in the lake while I rested my back. When they returned Jeff and B decided to play some soccer and cards while J and I headed to the bay.


J entertained herself for quite a while playing with what she called "goo pods" (seaweed) while I took in all this beauty.

We went back and got B and Jeff and headed to Cobies for dinner.

Waiting for dinner.

Then off to the bay for a little walk.

I learned while I was here that barnacles attach their heads to rocks and kick in their food. They are open when they are in water and then close up when out in the sun to protect themselves. They are attached to the rocks with limestone that they produce using ocean water (correct me if I'm wrong!) They stay like this for the whole of their adult lives.

Good night Brewster!


  1. I have always wanted to go to the Cape and I've wanted to visit Thornton Burgess's house as we all love the stories so much. I've only been on the cape briefly for a wedding!

  2. An amazing day!
    So crammed full of Goodness!

    sigh. And the beach, even.

  3. Wow, when you go on vacation, you do it up right!

    Glad your daughter enjoyed the "goo pods".... chuckle ;)

  4. Love the serious face while playing with the goo pods. :) I'd love to visit the Thornton Burgess museum someday. It looks like you had a wonderful day!

  5. I love Cape Cod! My father was living there a few years ago so we visited several times. I love Sandwich and Hyannis. Your vacation looks wonderful. Enjoy every moment!

  6. What a fun day. I didn't know there is a Thornton Burgess cool is that?!

  7. Wow, how beautiful! You're making me want to take a visit to Cape Cod.