Cape Cod & Boston, Recap & Photos!

by Mary on October 6, 2009

I’m back from my weekend along the Massachusetts Coast!  It was so much fun that coming back here to Green Mountain was harder than it should have been.  I mean, I’m living at a health spa in vermont, so I don’t see why there should be any reluctance to come home, but I knew I would miss my original peeps who are all gone but one.

Anyway, the weekend was a nice way to send off two people I met here that were pretty awesome to me.  On Saturday Lori drove home to  Orleans in Cape Cod, and Rosanna and I kept her company.  It turns out her community is right near the water and she can walk to see the Cape.  How beautiful is that?  (I look so tiny in the photo!)

We also drove all around the Cape and saw lots of gorgeous little towns.  We even went to the Atlantic Ocean!  I saw the Ocean, which made me really happy! (And I watched a bunch of surfers which made me want to learn how to surf… next hobby?)

After exploring the area for a while we met up with Karen who had gone home the day before.  She took us out to eat at a wonderful restaurant called Mac’s Shack.  Don’t let the name fool you, because it was the best food I’ve had in a while.  My main meal was pan-roasted halibut with lobster mashed potatoes and a saffron-lobster broth.  Um, yes!! Delicious!  Also for and appetizers we had scallops.  It was my first time eating them and it was the best possible introduction to scallops ever.  Ever.  Those were all kinds of delicious.  Sorry to go on about the food there but it was a huge highlight of that part of the trip.  I took pictures of all my meals so I might post that separately later, for all to drool over.

We spent a very fun Saturday night in Karen’s cottage that sits right on the water of the Cape.   Isn’t it just an adorable scene?  Here is a picture of Rosanna and I, as well as one all on my own.  Karen really got into the photographer role.  ;)

On Sunday morning we woke up, ate a healthy breakfast and headed to Boston.  We spent the afternoon in Cambridge so Rosanna could see Harvard and ate at Legal Sea Food where I had a tuna burger, fries, and broccoli.  The tuna burger was good and very spicy, which I liked. Legal Sea Food got a thumbs up from me even if it couldn’t compare to Mac’s Shack.  Hehe.

Sunday night was spent in a nice hotel and for breakfast we ordered room service, which was a first for me.  That was fun!  The rest of Monday was spent seeing Boston and exploring the city.  Rosanna and I took a trolley tour for a while and then separated when I lost my ticket to the Harbor Cruise we were to go on.  I walked some of the Freedom Trail instead and just wandered around the city looking at historical sites and people watching.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day and for me it was one of those days where I felt like I accomplished nothing yet it was still the best kind of day.  My only failure was not meeting up with @fitarella, because of schedule and technical difficulties.  Other than that my time in Boston was fantastic!  Pictures to prove it:

I love Boston!  It’s a very cool city.  Have you ever been there?  It seems to be a pretty nice city to live healthy in, besides the 13094 Dunkin Donuts shops, only one of which I visited.

Firsts:

- eating scallops (sooo good!)

- visiting/seeing/touching Cape Cod

- staying in a proper cottage (super cute!)

- eating a tuna burger

- ordering room service

- taking a trolley tour

{ 20 comments }

1 Lillian October 6, 2009 at 9:01 am

What a fantastic weekend! I just started reading your blog and hearing your thoughts and ideas:) You have such a lovely spirit that is so apparent in all of your posts! Looking forward to continuing the reading:)

2 Carlos October 6, 2009 at 9:22 am

awesome pics sounds like a nice break… love all the firsts!

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4 Mary October 6, 2009 at 11:04 am

@Lillian
Thank you so much! :) That is really nice of you to say. :)

@Carlos
Yeah it was a GREAT trip and I did have quite a few firsts, which I love. It’s so fun to do things I’ve never done before. Eventually I will do EVERYTHING!

5 janetha October 6, 2009 at 11:47 am

wow i am totally envious of your adventure! what an amazing location, the photos look great and i am sure you had tons of fun. i have always wanted to go to the east coast! maybe one day! and YUM SCALLOPS!

6 Ryan October 6, 2009 at 3:42 pm

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7 wildfluffysheep October 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm

wow. what great pictures missus! i wish i travelled as much as you do! you always seem to have such fun times *jealous*

loving the firsts, too :)

8 merri October 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Lol there are a lot of dunkin donuts..but there are a lot of starbucks too… by my apartment, there were about four starbucks within a five minutes walk. I lived in boston and the area for about ten years (the last few right in beacon hill), and new england my whole life, and it is definitely a pretty city. Especially in the summer/early fall, so you had the perfect time to go. It’s a great place to visit, with so much history. It’s a not so great place to live. But an awesome place to visit lol. And its really hard to take an ugly photo of boston, even in the freezing snow! And of course the cape is pretty too, I have ancient relatives buried there :) oh and want to know what’s funny? When I lived in new england, I didn’t eat much fish… thought I didn’t like any of it. Since I moved to sf 3 yrs ago is when ive finally realized I love seafood! Including scallops! (just not too fishy tasting of actual fish fish).

9 MackAttack October 6, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Boy I miss my old city! Beautiful pictures! Boy did you make me miss seafood OH SO MUCH!

10 South Beach Steve October 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Boston is really a cool town. I love all the history of the north east. BTW, as cool as it looks in those pictures, I am not sure I would want to be surfing!

Make it a great day!

11 Lori October 6, 2009 at 7:40 pm

The water looks gorgeous! I’ve only seen the ocean once, and that was the gulf of Mexico, so I don’t really count that. That is one thing living out in the midwest that I definitely wish that we had! Thanks for the comment. It’s always nice to have encouragement. :-)

12 MB October 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I’m glad you had fun on your trip. I would have loved to meet you in Boston. It is a great place to visit but I don’t want to work here.

I spend many lunch hours in Fanueil Hall and down the waterfront. It is a beautiful city but when you’re trudging through the work day you sometimes forget to enjoy the view.

Oh, there is a Dunkin Donuts across the street from my office and a Starbucks in my building. Can’t hide from the coffee places …

13 MB October 6, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to live by the ocean. It seems so weird that some people have never seen it.

14 Karen October 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Mary, Oh Mary! What a beauty on the beach! I am serious… You look gorgeously happy and relaxed, and I love that you had so many first – in my hometown(s)! Your pictures of Boston are postcard status! Hope the ride back on the bus was non-eventful. I miss GM and all the people and the good times! You are so lucky to have returned… Sy hi to everyone… Until your next post … xoxo

15 Mary October 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

@janetha
You had your own adventures so no need to be envious! It was a lot of fun and I enjoy the east coast. It’s got a different feel than the pacific. :)

@Merri
Yeah I saw a ton of starbucks too. How much coffee do you guys need? GEEZ. Hehe. Yeah I like Boston to visit but would never want to live there even though at one point I thought I did.

@Lori
Ah yeah, I used to visit the great gulf of mexico when I was little. Not quite the ocean. That is a downfall to living in the midwest which is why I’m hoping to leave eventually!

@MB
I didn’t know you were in Boston! I totally would have met up with you or at least tried! As it turns out I didn’t get to meet anyone from Boston! Maybe next time. :)

Yeah I don’t get to see the ocean often but I try to every once in a while and some people have never seen it! Crazy! You are incredibly lucky!

@Karen
Awww, yeah it was super fun times! I had a lot of fun and I’m so glad you let us stay with you!! :) I’ll tell everyone hi, although most of our peeps are gone now!

16 Diane Fit to the Finish October 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I’ve only been to Boston once, and that was just going through it. I so wish I could have spent more time there. Thanks for sharing the pictures – they are awesome, and you look really happy!

17 Miz October 7, 2009 at 3:59 am

MAN I am adoring your blog so much, Mary.

Thanks for sharing all the photos and the firsts and *everything* :)
I am living vicariously.

18 Lisa October 7, 2009 at 11:27 am

GREAT pics. You look wonderful!!!!!! Btw, forgive me if I have already mentioned, but I have a new fat site. It is now http://inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com/

- Lisa

19 merri October 9, 2009 at 6:15 pm

san francisco has just as many starbucks, no dunkin donuts, but plenty of other coffee places to fill in the gaps. i think city people need the extra umph. lol.

20 Kimberly October 13, 2009 at 8:18 am

Sounds like a great weekend! I love the puffy white clouds against the bright blue sky. Looks gorgeous!

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