Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Cape Cod 2016

Our time at the Cape last week was wonderful as always.  It was a little shorter than we like but due to Dan's work schedule it was then or nothing so we gladly went.

Here are a bunch of  pictures from our trip.

We took a nice bike ride on The Nauset Trail with scenic views along the way. 

And at the end of the bike trail was Coast Guard Beach so we had to take a swim!



We also visited the Eastham Windmill and heard a lot of great history on the windmill from the old timer that was working there.  He was full of knowledge and had a great sense of humor!






We took the kids go-cart racing one night!


We also visited the Whydah Pirate Museum.  It's a new museum that highlights the adventures of Sam Bellamy and has all the treasures that they've pulled up from his wrecked ship so far.  It was an excellent museum and I would recommend it if you are visiting West Yarmouth and are interested in pirates.  It is more for adults than kids though.  I think little kids would be totally bored there but we all found it very interesting and informative.




And of course the Whydah Museum is conveniently located right next to Captain Parker's so we had to go have lunch there! It you like clam chowder and you're on the Cape - Captain Parker's is the place to go!

Dan' Uncle Bob was able to spend a few days with us at the Cape.  We worked on a 1000 piece puzzle during the week and he was instrumental in helping us finish!


One day, the boys went to visit the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and Sarah and I walked through all the shops in Hyannis and ate some yummy cupcakes.  (She and I don't love museums as much as they do!)



We visited Gray's Beach one foggy morning and it was really beautiful.  The tide was out and the marshes were just gorgeous.






Peter earned his kayaking merit badge at Boy Scout camp this summer and insisted that we go kayaking.  So we did!  I was impressed at how quickly Sarah picked it up and quite unimpressed with how horrible I was!




We also visited the Cape Cod Inflatable Park again this year.  The kids loved it!












And of course, we played in the water a lot!!!











And that's a wrap!  Cape Cod 2016 is in the books!  Can't wait until next year!!

5 comments:

Madeline said...

Wow what a great trip! Your kids are at such fun ages where you can really do things! I cannot believe how tall Peter is! So glad you had a wonderful time.

Lucky as Sunshine said...

Such exciting stuff. Missing my cape trip this summer.

Billie Jo said...

Beth, you all have so much fun together!
Such a beautiful place!!!
Love the picture of you and your girl.
Enjoy August, my friend. :.)

Mari said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! The beach pictures on the boardwalk were awesome!

Madison Marie said...

Hi, Beth! Just read all your latest posts :) I have always wanted to visit Cape Cod - looks so nice! xoxo