Of course not every picture I took while hanging out with my dear wife Karen and Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle the pre-touring explosion week in and out of the Happy Cottage on Cape Cod fit right into my posts-of-the-moment.
That’s what these ruminating recaps are built to encompass.
And so I give you one last look at what made us smile.
That first Friday, after leaving our home New York state and entering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we needed some stretch and relief on the Turnpike. While Karen went inside, I walked Ellie B and thought this was one heck of a place to catch up on important history.
Saturday at the Cape Cod Cinema turned out to be a most marvelous discovery. Brian Wilson’s life story Love & Mercy had a safe keeper this week.
Sunday we decided to walk the street of Chatham.
In one shop, I admired a clockmaker’s relationship to both time and vinyl.
During the very pleasant week in the Happy Cottage, I decided to take my great blogger friend Hollie up on her suggestion to try the wine label 19 Crimes. At last.
MDW Karen and I decided to drink our goblets of the fine-tasting Red Blend on the back patio.
Hollie emailed me about the history of the Crimes, and I told her what we got on our cork: “Setting Fire to Underwood.”
What’s a vacation without a selfie, right? Do you think it was a crime to email this photo to Hollie, who suggested the wine label, of course, but was not on vacation? Alas, in the spirit of all good people getting their due, I have since read over at her place that she’s on a much-deserved vacation with happy son Owen right now. Happy Birthday, Hollie!
We had our longest walk of the trip at Nickerson State Park, where Ellie B learned how to swim in Cliff Pond.
I’m not sure if I gave you enough scenic shots of Cliff Pond and its shore without Dogamous Pyle prancing the first time around.
On a trail, we spotted this toppled tree, and I wondered what had come through to fall something of this girth.
MDW Karen alerted me to a furry head sticking out of a bird house affixed to a stick tree out yonder.
By the time I swooshed to the zoom, either I or Ellie B had made too much noise, and the head had retreated inside the home.
On our walk in the opposite direction as our days dwindled, I made sure we knew our way.
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It works better than bread crumbs when birds and beasts are hanging around.
Just off the newly discovered lake/pond sat this lovely house, under the American, Canadian and Massachusetts flags.
And even though I missed out on the live little guy in the treehouse at Nickerson, I did discover the ornamental version above while walking this new route. What do you think, Bill? Evil Squirrel’s Nest worthy?
Finally, always take a second to point your camera phone away from the water for at least one shot.
We hope to see you again 51 weeks from now, Happy Cottage.
If you missed any or all of the action hinted at above, you can find my week-plus of Cape Cod posts most easily by clicking the tag Cap Cod below.
Where would you like to visit and what would you like to discover in Cape Cod, and why? What was your favorite adventure I shared of our trip, and why? What’s your favorite photo here, and why?