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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.”