My dear wife Karen and I have been to Cape Cod in the Happy Cottage four years in a row now. Long enough to know what we must do to make the near-summer vacation complete.
Drive that 15 or so miles down the road to visit Chatham makes the list.
This year, though, we crossed off the pier and the viewing of the seals and went straight to the quaint village on the main drag. (Maybe next year, my flapper friends.)
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The shops, restaurants, pubs and village sites have the right feel for us. Karen pokes her head into any store that calls her name. I follow. It works. We both find things of interest.
Karen came back with cool gifts to bring to her girlie pals later this summer. I have a tidy little box of sugar-free chocolates. We each scored a majorly nice T at Life Is Good. Ellie B is wearing a new collar from Black Dog. You’ll see the Ts and collar in another post. I won’t scoop the gifts, though.
Speaking of aka Dogamous Pyle, we were quite disappointed to see that Chatham Dog has closed since last June. We’d purchased Ellie B treats there and brought them back to the Happy Cottage two years running.
Yet Chatham is not all about buy, buy, buy for us.
Afer all walking, of course it was time for a late lunch. We huddled. Here? The Happy Cottage? Sesuit Harbor Marina?
The Captain’s Table looked simple and inviting with its covered outdoor patio. Brunch was still available, but we both went with our first seafood of the trip.
Karen enjoyed her lobster roll, which came unadorned by extras and room temperature. We’re accustomed to a chilled mix more akin to a tuna salad.
I thought my five fried shrimp were tasty enough, but I could have used one more on my plate. I also discovered that tartar and not cocktail sauce must be the default condiment of the area, because I had to send the waitress back to get my preferred red stuff to go with the lemon juice from the slice she provided.
The drive home was quite relaxing.
Do you have a favorite little village to visit, and if so, where and why? What shops look interesting to you? What’s your favorite photograph and why?