A different lobster roll

My dear wife Karen and I saved our visit to the Ocean House’s Beach Bar for the tail end of this year’s Cape Cod Getaway. The new rental left the popular outdoor pub/restaurant a short walk from our house. And that gave us days to long for our meals. So I ordered the king-sized hot…

Rubbing it in?

My dear wife Karen and I always stop at the restaurant/pub The Red Nun, nestled cozily on Main Street in the Village of Dennis Port. We visit in the afternoon so we can again chat with bartender Jack. This year he served us tap pints of Cape Cod Blonde Ale in glasses adorned with Boston…

This cake takes it

In our trip to regular supermarket Stars, which most reminds us of Syracuse area food marts, my dear wife Karen and I stumbled upon this holiday cake. No, it did not make it into our cart with the goods to make sure that not every meal had to be eaten out during this year’s Cape…

Great angle

I’m all for somebody else grabbing that brass ring. So when I spotted this never-saw-it-before while my dear wife Karen and I were strolling the shops in Chatham, Mass., I decided it was worth a shout-out. <em>Fire Fishin’</em> is a safe and easy way to roast your marshmallows. I was not in the market, but…

Can’t leave the flower grounds just yet

Because my dear wife Karen and I saw so much during our walk around the Heritage Museums and Gardens grounds in Sandwich, Mass., I offer this extra potpourri of photographs, many of which Karen’s good eye coaxed an elbow and a <em>take that!>/em>. Sturdy colors abounded the straight and narrow choice. Delicious bits of subtle…

Art for a great cause

All of the outdoor exhibits my dear wife Karen and I came upon during our walk of the gorgeous grounds at the Heritage Museums and Art in Sandwich, Mass., were fashioned from recycled materials. I think they are the works from genius minds. The second lives of these materials truly shine, yes? I could have…

Way back when on the Cape

Little by little, more folks brought hustle and bustle to these Massachusetts shores by the sea. The folks at the Heritage Museums and Gardens allowed curators to gather a path of knowledge for walkers to look and learn in the middle of the grounds in Sandwich, Mass. My dear wife Karen soaked it all in…

Even past peak, the rhododendrons shine for us

My dear wife Karen and I decided a return to the Rhodendron Festival of Sandwich, Mass., for our second year running was a must. Well actually we walked the paths of the beautiful grounds of the Heritage Museums and Gardens. Took our time. I snapped away on my iPhone.Even though we were just a year…

A warm cup and more

This vacation’s drive to Chatham led us to a first stop at Lily’s Diner, a cozy-looking joint on the main drag with an inviting table on the front veranda. The coffee the amiable waitress that I swore to my dear wife Karen came from downstate New York poured into our green Lily’s cups was quite…

Throwing in for the Cleat & Anchor

One of the reasons we adored the location of the house we rented the previous handful of years was the ability to walk to several restaurants we grew fonder of as time went by. On we settled into our new rental 1.25 miles toward the beach and away from the village on night one of…