Days two and three in Cape Cod kind of blended together into a mixture of cold, cloudy, rainy activities. And obviously, on that second day before the rain officially hit, we did what any sane camper would do on a cold, cloudy, blustery day.
We went to the beach.
After all, we couldn’t visit Cape Cod without going to the beach at least once. (Or at least this is what we told ourselves). And on the other hand, we had the place to ourselves, we didn’t get burnt, and I’m pretty sure I never even broke a sweat on our walk along the beach.
So prime beach weather, my friends. Prime beach weather!
Naturally, after a cold day at the beach, I wanted an iced coffee….
… and then lunch.
We found this cute cafe called the Mason Jar, and — well — you all know how much I love my Mason Jars! Although it was nothing much to look at on the inside, there were picnic tables for outdoor dining and the sandwiches were very fresh.
My chicken salad sandwich had juicy grapes, sharp cheese, and even a crispy apple slice. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
You know what else I enjoyed? Eating Cape Cod potato chips in Cape Cod. Yeah, I know, small things amuse small minds and all that. 😉
Oh, yes, and how can I forget the Dirt Bomb, while we’re on the topic of eating? Nate and I discovered a quaint little bakery called the Cottage Street Bakery, which was rather like stepping into a grandmother’s dining room and asking for one of her fresh muffins.
The Dirt Bomb was a muffin whose taste resembled a donut, but was covered with sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I ordered one to split and told Nate that I just wanted one little bite. I ended up eating half of it. It was SO good!
Oh, and since we’re still on the topic of eating…
We had a rainy-day breakfast at the Brewster Coffee Shop the next day and thoroughly enjoyed that as well.
Which leads me to my next point. Beaches are over-rated. If I ever go back to Cape Cod, I’m going to probably forget about the beaches (which were beautiful) and just discover some more restaurants (which were too many to count). 😉
An egg white omelet with diced tomatoes, low-fat cheese, and fresh basil? Yes, PLEASE! I’m totally going to replicate this at home sometime soon!
But just to prove that we didn’t spend two days straight just eating, here’s a pic we took from the Cape Cod Playhouse, in which we saw a theater production of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskerville’s.
It was actually a comedy, which we weren’t expecting, and very well done.
We also did a bit of shopping, which Nate was crazy excited about.
Hmmm, and here I had been singing ‘Rain, Rain, Go Away….” It turned out that a bit of rain didn’t spoil our day after all.
It did clear up, though, for one last campfire, which we were happy about. And since we weren’t done seeing all the sights we could — and wanted to — see, we decided to head for a motel for two extra nights… 🙂