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Sep
04
2009

Just so you know I did a lot more in Cape Cod than just pee in my Toyota (although that was an obvious highlight).

We spent a lot of time with the Kennedys outside. Like our day at the beach where we found all kinds of cool crabs and marine life in the bay.

tommy tom with girls in water

I would say things to Dylan and Summer like, “Oh, look at that crab, he’s so very sleepy.” And my dad would say things like, “No, that crab is dead.” So clearly, we all learned a great deal about crabs.

Another day we took a 2 hour boat trip to see seals in Nantucket Sound.

rick and dylan on boat

Except the company sort of forgot to mention that this time of year there aren’t a whole lot of seals.

Here’s a shot of a few…

seals in the nantucket sound

See them? Those small blobs in the water? Yeah, those are seals.

As you can imagine, 2 1/2 year-old Summer and nearly 5 year-old Dylan weren’t exactly riveted.

Even my husband was asking, “So when does the seal show start?”

Because there weren’t a lot of seals, they took us on a tour of some of the ports in the area and the guide would say, “This is an old scallop boat built in….” at which point my brain shut down. But it did perk up again when I heard him say, “And so and so committed suicide in this lighthouse.” Because frankly, there is no better time to teach your children about suicide than a seal tour.

We finally got back on land and the following day, we took the kids to a super cute magic and juggling show at the Harwich Junior Theatre.

harwich junior theatre cape cod

My parents actually worked here together when I was just a baby so it just felt very perfect and sweet to be there with my own children. At this point, you (the reader) might need to take a pause to realize Kelcey has just said something sentimental. Ok, let’s move on.

My father graciously agreed to take the girls for a night so my husband and I could have a little getaway in the very cute town of Chatham. And Rick clearly was bringing sexy back Cape Cod style.

rick eating lobster 2

Finally, it was time to head home. So we battled the Cape Cod rotaries. Have you ever been in a rotary? It’s basically a moving traffic circle where everyone haphazardly throws their cars into the rotary and then slams on the breaks because they can’t figure out where and how to get off. It’s so much more fun than your average traffic light.

Cape Cod is a gorgeous, amazing place with endless beach puns everywhere you look.

Our favorite of the trip…

“Please, No Shell Phones.”

I’m absolutely considering changing my Blackberry custom signature from “Sent via Blackberry by AT &T” to “Sent via Shell Phone.”


35 Responses to cape cod is going to miss us

  • Abby Siegel says:

    You know what’s sexy? That lobster? I still want to have my wedding at either the house I grew up in (sold) or the Mansion Clam House (a possibility). My neighborhood fish shop sells lobsters, steamed and cut by the cutest fish guy ever, for 11 dollars a pound. Sold! Been eating it twice a week for a few weeks now. I know, this is as thrilling to your readers as our escapdes at MSG.I’m glad you had fun on the cape! If you want to come to Club Bud let me know. Xoxo

  • Jennifer H says:

    Rotaries were invented by someone evil. I’m surprised I ever came back from Cape Cod in one piece.

    P.S. Nothing says “oh baby” like a bib with a lobster on it,..

  • Mwa says:

    Rotaries? I’m just going to go ahead and assume that’s the same as roundabouts. If you don’t like them, don’t go to the UK. Exactly half the surface of the UK has been covered in roundabouts.

  • jolynn says:

    What a nice vacation…….glad you and your’s had good time!! Summer isn’t a baby anymore!!!! WOW, how time flies!!

  • Bitsy says:

    Speaking of sexy shellfish and dead crabs, I just found out that raw oysters served on the half shell are actually still alive when you eat them! I’m trying to decide if I still like them. BTW – your girls are so beautiful.

  • Cheryl says:

    Here’s what’s sexy: a father spending quality time with his children and clearly loving it.

    Not that I want to know details, but I’m hoping you found time to show the shellfish how the bipeds do it in the sand…

  • Lisa says:

    When we were kids we would always call annoying road configurations “malfunction junctions” – now that I type it out it sounds kinda dorky.
    p.s. as a Philly girl, I love the Phanatic tee!

  • mandy says:

    i love the pic with rick and dylan. it is such a beautiful picture. also the pic with rick and the bib cracked me up. rick–you look so young in that picture!! glad you guys had a great time. i guess my invitation got lost in the mail πŸ™‚

  • Daphne says:

    This made me nostalgic…I spent my summers (a million years ago, I mean) at camp in Chatham. I’ve heard they’ve since turned the bunks into condos…so sad.

  • Meredith says:

    The roundabouts (as we call them) in Berkeley reduce normally competent drivers to babbling idiots, every single time.

    And who doesn’t love a good beach-related pun, huh? Do it.

  • Amber says:

    I’m guessing rotaries are like the “circles” that we have in NJ. Heaven forbid they just let us turn LEFT!!! Faster than a u-turn (or “jug-handle if you will, lol) I guess πŸ˜›

  • scrappysue says:

    luvin’ the crab bib. we call them roundabouts here and there EVERYWHERE, and just to make them MORE fun, you have to signal when you enter AND leave it. how to make something relatively simple WAY complicated…

  • Amy says:

    Looks like a fabulous time and that seafood dinner about to be tucked into? FOOD PORN thank you very much.. Bet you I dream about that plate, grumble, grumble..

    πŸ˜‰ Amy

  • Rebecca S. says:

    You were on my favorite part of the Cape. Harwichport is my very favorite. Lucky you left when you did, major shark warnings on Monomoy Island. Warnings to not swim near seals (bait).

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    How come you showed the potty; but your ass wasn’t on it? Getting shy in your old age? All that water reminded me….I gotta pee….

  • Lanie says:

    Looks like a fantastic trip! I am glad that you were able to get away and have some fun. What did your parents do at the theater?

  • Allison T. says:

    Re: your shell phone…you really must see the AWFUL Thomas the Tank Engine movie “Thomas and the Magic Railroad”, starring Alec Baldwin, and Peter Fonda. Seriously. (I know you could write an entire post on this movie. Even I’ve written one in my head.) Anyway, there’s a scene where the irresponsible, surfer-dude cousin is found laying on the beach. He is unable to help Thomas because, “Dude, my shell phone’s not workin’!” Truly, this film is not to be missed, if only because it will further reinforce your need to refer to your blackberry as your ‘shell phone’. πŸ™‚


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