Found: one more Cape Cod dad and dog photo

My dear wife Karen sent me a text and a photo. She’d found a great picture she’d taken of our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I when the three of us were walking the beach of Cape Cod a few weeks back. Yes, it is quite a beautiful moment.

Great to see you on the Cape, Ann

Sometimes great things are saved for last. Before we left for Cape Cod Getaway 2021, my blogging friend Ann Koplow and I emailed back and forth to find a common day for her to take the drive from her home near Boston to Dennis Port. Our last full day on the Cape it was. We…

Why we go back to this house

Thank you, pretty little Dennis Port cottage, for keeping us happy for our 10-day getaway to Cape Cod. The particular place has kept us safe and comfortable for three stays now. We’ll look it come 2022 and hope its owner is still renting, yes.

Dennis Port proud

Sitting at a window counter enjoying a Bucky’s breakfast, my dear wife Karen and I spotted a neat mural adorning the adjacent courtyard walls. It stretches two frames wide and emcompasses much history. Great art.

Give Ellie B her toys, floor space … and the beach

So the week following Memorial Day didn’t turn out to be great beach weather for our cherished rescue mutt Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle. No worries. She was happy to make the trip, to be with us, the kids, her toys … Wait. Toward the end our our 10 days, the weather turned very warm…

Back to the Beach Bar

We returned to the Beach Bar to sit inside the outside structure and enjoy the spot we have come to savor. It was closed for COVID-19 when we came in September 2020, so we sat on the patio instead. A Painkiller and pint of Jack’s Abbey were just right. Did I mention the view of…

When in Cape Cod, put together Cape Cod puzzles

My dear wife Karen and terrific daughter Elisabeth spent their inside time in the lovely little Dennis Port cottage working in tandem on the big puzzle we brought back with us this year. It’s the one bought during the September 2020 vacation that Karen couldn’t quite finish, so she dismantled it to put back into…

Yes, this was a wonderful surprise

As we prepared for this year’s Cape Cod getaway, my dear wife Karen instructed me that I could not plan anything for the first Sunday of the stretch. Then she told me to make sure I packed my swimming trunks. A surprise was in store. Hmmmmmm. But it was early Saturday afternoon when a knock…

Cape Cod vacation comes early this year

We booked our week-plus in the Cape earlier than usual this year. Many factors led to our decisions. The waning of the epidemic in our part of the world, yes. Our totally vaccinated condition, yes. The available time period of the cottage that accepts my dear wife Karen, cherished rescue mutt Ellie B and I,…

Sometimes I must compare

While my dear wife Karen and I were appreciating our strolls around the neighborhood of the cottage we rented for this year’s trip to Cape Cod, we both decided it would be a good adventure to go inside the Town of Dennis Public Library. We knew we wanted to compare it, outside and in, to…