Saturday, April 28, 2012

Back to Reality Once Again

As the saying goes, "All good things must come to an end" so here we are, back in Connecticut from our mini-holiday to Cape Cod where I took in some beautiful views, hunted down quite a few lighthouses, enjoyed some tasty seafood, and took a lot more pictures to add to my collection!  Before I get too caught back up in "real life", I thought I'd share a few pictorial moments from the last two days.  Oh, and I am happy to report that even though they didn't get along as well as I might have liked (in other words, no sniping!), the girls restrained from any sort of bloodshed and even civilly talked to each other from time to time.  I keep waiting for that "someday they'll be good friends" thing to happen but to be honest, I'm not holding my breath!  Anyway, pictures ...

This is Highland Lighthouse which also is known as Cape Cod Light on the nautical charts for the region; it's located in North Truro just a bit before Provincetown and the current structure was built in 1857 making it Cape Cod's oldest lighthouse.  I had been wanting to go see it for several years and I finally got the chance - huzzah! 

Speaking of huzzah, I had Amanda snap a picture of me waving at Claire over in England as I had promised her on Facebook that I would. She was supposed to go stand on a high monument somewhere and wave back but I wasn't wearing my glasses so I might not have seen her! 

After walking down to the National Seashore near Provincetown, I asked Jamie to try to replicate my friend Callie's pose from several years ago.  Close but no Callie I'm afraid! 

After walking around Provincetown a bit, the girls and I had lunch at The Lobster Pot on the waterfront.  Amanda decided that she just had  to have some calamari which she declared to be very tasty.  We all ordered some sort of seafood and it was all quite delicious.

On the way back to our hotel in Hyannis, I made a quick stop at Marconi Beach in Wellfleet as it was the beach that I had taken the girls to many, many years ago on their only other trip to the Cape when we went with their two cousins and my sister-in-law.  I had remembered it as being beautiful and I wasn't wrong! 

And the final picture of the day, I took this one as Jamie and I were walking back to the car as I liked the way the sun was glowing off of the not-wooden boardwalk and giving it a different sort of light.

All in all, it was a great trip and as soon as soon as I can get my act together, I'll be sharing some pictures and history of all of the lighthouses that I was fortunate enough to see over on The Distracted Wanderer.  Just give me some time as sadly, it's back to work tomorrow where I'll have to put in some time if I am going to be able to afford some more wanderings in the future! 


  1. Lovely photos all! The lighthouse looks quintessential Cape Cod for sure! And right now, I SO WIWT!

    But I gotta tell ya, looking at y'all wearing sweatshirts is making me very uncomfortable! We have the HOTS here!

  2. Very nice trip. Srsly. And no snipping? Woohoo to that! It is great tagging along on your wanderings.

    Big hugs from foggy nawth jawjah, honey...

  3. North Atlantic coast beaches are really quite something.

  4. Welcome home! The pics are stunning as always Linda and I just love the last one, it would look great in a frame methinks. :)

  5. Yay! You stopped at MY beach! (My maiden name is MARCONI afterall!) We went there, many many moons ago after my parents divorce, but before they animosity. We actually vacationed together as a family a few times. I have pictures, somewhere. I think it was 1995!


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