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Aug 10, 2016 - What do you do on a rainy day?

Wednesday was a rainy day on the Cape so I decided to drive around and scout out some photography locations. There was a lighthouse near Barnstable, Sandy Neck Light, that I wanted to see if I could get close enough for decent photos. It's out at the end of Sandy Neck a 6 mile long peninsula near Barnstable. I drove to the entrance to the public beach to find out that there is no road on Sandy Neck. The only way to get to the lighthouse is walk, by boat, or buy a permit to drive on the beach (requires that you let the air out of your tires...

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Oct 1, 2011 - Cape Cod

Our campground on Cape Cod was literally across from the Atlantic Ocean. After twisting and turning through “twisty and curvy” narrow trails, we arrived at our site. How sweet to “arrive home!”. This was a great place to be. It was easy to get everywhere on Cape Cod. Lots of rentals; lots of vacation properties; lots of senior citizens (schools are in session!). We are just beginning to realize that we are now members of the SENIOR CITIZENS who enjoy the vacation sites when all the crowds are at work and school. Do we really look as old as...

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Oct 26, 2006 - Cape Cod

We rented a car to drive out through Cape Cod, MA, all the way to the very curly tip of the state. Chelsea always wanted to be able to point to a map, to that spot, and say "I was there!" The city at the tip is Provincetown which, we learned, is the first place the Pilgrims landed before they settled in Plymouth, which is just across the bay. (good Jeopardy question). Both landings were accidents....they were heading for Virginia, but, were blown off course a few hundred miles when they landed here. They didn't like what they found, so five...

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Oct 7, 2006 - Cape Cod

The drive from New Hampshire to Cape Cod was relaxing and we just took it slow and enjoyed the scenery. We had a good time just relaxing in the campground and exploring the Cape by car and bike. Jacquie even cooked up a full thanksgiving dinner just for the two of us, turkey and all!

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Sep 15, 2006 - Cape Cod hugs!

We were very glad to get back to the Cape and see family and get caught up on hugs and kisses from the what family we could find on such short notice! Kyle and Brynn look like they've grown a foot each. Jack was visiting a friend, so we missed him, and the Newton Highlands part of the clan, David and family who live outside Boston, had busy schedules, so we couldn't connect with them, but, hopefully, they can make a trip up to see us soon. This trip we stayed at Peter's Pond campground, which we stayed in last Fall while we were selling...

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Jul 9, 2006 - Jenn's Wedding- Cape Cod

Jenn Poulos and I were 19 years old when we met. My first memories of Jenn is of her bright, cheerful laugh; it made Jenn easily approachable despite her statueque beauty. And, despite the facts that she was a top-ranked collegiate tennis player in the country and a campus newspaper sports-page darling, Jenn was quite humble about it all. On many a weekend evenings when we were roommates, we would find ourselves contemplating whether to head out to the college bar scene or just simply walk downstairs with our pillows in tow to watch a...

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Jul 8, 2006 - The Sleepy Rooster- Hyannis, MA

The Sleepy Rooster Inn is the most adorable B&B I have ever stayed at. Martha Stewart would be envious of its proprieter Mark's kitchen and his impeccably cared for garden. On the day I arrived, Mark's friend Barry showed me a small topiary tree in the backyard, which held a small nest filled with we-just-hatched-today baby sparrows. Felt darn special that I got to be there on their birthday. Incidentallly, it also happened to be their neighbor June's 65th birthday, who is a big fan of all things flamenco. Mark and Barry had snuck over all...

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Jun 29, 2006 - Cape Cod, Massachusetts

We arrived at our campsite in Cape Cod just after 10:30pm in the pitch dark, and we realized that our site was a bit small for our 39 foot rv! After some impressive maneuvering - Ryan managed to back into our spot unscathed. We spent most of our days at the beach, which was a short 1.5 mile bike ride away and we went into Provincetown in the evening (which is a very interesting and eccentric town!). Abby met a great new friend, Taylor, and they spent hours playing princesses on the beach. We were especially pleased about that since she...

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Oct 20, 2005 - Cape Cod / Hyannis

Nun, heute war ein entspannter Tag. Wir fuhren von Guilford nach Cape Cod, wo wir im Days Inn in Hyannis Unterschlupf fanden. Den Rest des Tages verbrachten wir mit der Erkundung der Halbinsel, viele schöne Strände, Leuchttürme und wirklich verschlafene Orte und Städtchen. Schon nur das durchfahren ist entspannend :) Das Abendessen fand wieder draussen statt, danach beobachteten wir einen schönen Sonnenuntergang und kurvten noch ein wenig durch die Gegend.

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Oct 14, 2005 - Old Cape Cod

Today we drove to the end of Cape Cod. Linda said I didn't know it was so Long. The Towns we visited. Falmouth Bourne Barnstable Hyannis Yarmouth Harwich Chatham Orleans Eastham Wellfleet Truro Provincetown Dennis Sandwich With view of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket All of the above make up Cape Cod. PS Hope to add to this day later

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Sep 29, 2005 - The Move

This was the day we finally moved into Big Blue (the motorhome)full-time. The house closing was still some days away, but living off-site was easier for the final move-out, the cleaning up, and the emotional 'letting go' of all that the house, the land, and the area meant to us. We had a good-sized site at Peter's Pond Campground in Sandwich. This is a very nice facility, but limits RVers with dogs to only one row of sites in the 'high' season. The site we had was too wooded for satellite set-up - we have portable television and internet...

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Aug 26, 2005 - Provincetown - Gay & Lesbian Capital of Massachusetts

Next day we drove to Cape Cod. A big holiday destination for a lot of Americans. Quite and interesting place, bit of a Hicksville if you ask me. We drove right to the tip of the cape which is a town called Provincetown. This place is literally bursting at the seems with homosexuals (yeah hahaha, I fit right in). It was really in your face, rainbow flags flying everywhere, lots of drag queens and cross dressers just getting about in their day to day lives. Sex shops, leather shops and any other shops you can think of. It was a really cool...

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