Monday, August 11, 2008

Weekend Trip to Cape Cod

Sal had Friday off from work so we took an impromptu drive to Cape Cod. We had never been there before so it was an exciting adventure for the both of us.

Here are some of the places/eateries we checked out:

Hyannis, Ma- Main St. - Our motel was pretty gross, it reminded me of a location you would see in a crime scene investigation TV show. Plenty of questionable stains all over the place and the rug was wet! I had visions of mold spores dancing in my head the whole time. Thank the lord we were only there for one night. The bagel-coffee-mystery orange juice breakfast was pretty decent though :).

After dropping off our stuff at our luxurious CSI motel we had a relaxing panini lunch at Kian n' Rylee's Pub. It was excellent, the side of fries was especially tasty!

While strolling along Main St. I came across a scrapbook store called Colorful Creations. I picked up some alphabet rubber stamps. As I was paying, the cashier explained to me that I should use a dye based stamp pad for the type of stamp that I was purchasing. A+ for good customer service.

In the evening we returned to Hyannis' Main St. for a pizza dinner at Colombo's, very yummy.

On Saturday we first took a short sightseeing boat tour of Hyannis Harbor then we headed out towards Provincetown, MA.

On our way towards Provincetown we stopped off at Marion's Pie Shop and The Chatham Cheese Company for some cherry pie and a wedge of cheese & a pumpernickel baguette, respectively.

We stopped off at the town of Wellfleet to check out some of my teacher's watercolors at the Kendall Art Gallery. The proprietor was very kind to us and took the time out to show us around the whole gallery and to bring out some of my teacher's work for me to have a look at. While we were strolling around we came across 20/20 reporter John Stossel & his doggy buying some fruits and veggies. He was saying, "Can you give me a break on the price of these cherries" :D

By the time we actually got to Provincetown we were pretty exhausted from driving around all day. P-town was a great place to visit, everyone seemed so super happy riding around on their bicycles (I was so jealous) and there were hunky men running around in their colorful briefs (Sal tried to cover my eyes, but I still got a good look). :P

As we drove back down to NYC we took a detour looking for food in Providence, we drove around in circles for a while and then decided to keep moving forward because it was starting to get late. We ended up stopping at a Cracker Barrel in Coventry, RI. Sal squealed like a little girl when he saw the sign for it. I had never been to a C.B. before, it was pretty good for roadside food.

We tried to get all the way back to NYC on Saturday night but Sal was too tired so we stopped overnight in Branford,Connecticut. The next morning we quickly checked out Bridgeport, had pizza at Frank Pepe's in New Haven's Little Italy, and strolled around historic South Norwalk.

Here are some photos from the trip-
My Canon camera is pretty much dead, so out of desperation I bought a $10 keychain camera. My original intention was to buy a disposable camera, but then I thought about what a serious waste of plastic that would be. I figured, even if the pics come out lackluster at least it was reusable. I can take lackluster photos over and over again. How great! ;) also takes video!

I think the results came out pretty interesting though, like little impressionistic paintings.
mini cam- hyannis, MA
mini cam - Hyannis, MA
mini cam- cape cod
mini cam- cape cod
mini cam- cape cod
my new spy cam :D

What did I learn from this trip?
That people actually treat each other humanely outside of NYC. If someone didn't make a door slam in my face or didn't roll their eyeballs when I asked a question, I was pretty impressed. The people that we encountered were so nice to us! My faith in humanity has been restored. Hurrah!


Blogger Crafty Mommy said...

We have stopped at Marion's Pie Shop and been known to devour pies right out of the box! Yum!

7:16 PM  
Blogger lsaspacey said...

I think I need to get one of those cameras, those pictures are seriously cool. Kinda reminds me of Holga or Lomo camera images.

Did you buy it at a drugstore or an actual camera shop?

11:59 AM  
Blogger M. Patrizio said...

I purchased it at Walgreens.

12:26 PM  

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