June 6, 2012

Cape Cod or bust!

Hello  friends! I am writing this post to you a few days before we depart for our family vacation to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We are all, soooo very excited!! Most everything is packed and ready to be strategically tucked and squished, into our van. We're camping for 7 nights on the Cape, so we've got a lot to tote along with us on our 12 hour drive north. 4 bicycles, an 8 man tent, 2 tarps, 2 queen sized air mattresses, 1 big cooler, picnic basket, dry goods food, clothes, beach towels, bath towels, fishing rods, tackle box, medicine cabinet, camp stove, utensils for cooking on the camp stove and utensils for cooking over the fire, cast iron Dutch oven, cast iron fry pan, griddle....and that's basically it in a nut shell as well as a bunch of other misc. things that go along with camping. I've been planning meals for the Dutch Oven...looking for one pot meals such as chili mac and chicken stew covered with biscuits. I can't wait to make eggs, bacon, sausage and coffee on those chilly mornings. Yes, it will be chilly in the morning and at night as it is only early June. However, I have checked the 10 day forecast and the first four days we are there, it is supposed to be 73 degrees and sunny! We won't do any real swimming in the ocean, but we will do plenty of exploring of tide pools and digging for clams in the bay when the tide goes out. We are packing bathing suits....we just might be brave enough if we get a really warm day. The water temp is 63 degrees right now. Honestly, we are not deterred by the weather. There is so much to see and explore on Cape Cod and I prefer it to be not too hot. We are planning on going for a cruise on a sail boat...that will be a beautiful little day trip! We are also planning on taking a ferry over to Martha's Vineyard for the day....we plan to visit a few lighthouses there. Well, I must get back to laundry and packing...I just wanted to check in and let you all know about our little vacation. Of course I will post pictures when we get back!

7 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that sounds like so much fun. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. Take lots of pics to share with us when you get back. (Twelve hours of driving sounds like the pits though. Too bad you aren't traveling in Kansas. That same distance here takes about 9 hours. Our unofficial slogan here is "no lines, no traffic, no waiting")

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  2. Lucky you! I love the Cape so much. Have fun.

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  3. I am laughing at all the things you have to pack!! Camping definitely takes a lot of "stuff." I hope you have a fabulous time!! We want to visit that area one day. .Martha's Vineyard is on the list too! Scope out the good seafood eateries and report back :-)

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  4. Wow! I am so jealous! Hope you all have a good time!

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  5. Well Bonnie, by the time you read this comment, you're probably back home already! Darn Blogger...sometimes your posts show up on my dashboard, and sometimes not! :( Anyway, hope you had a wonderful time! I was laughing too, at all you're taking along...sounds like you'd better have a pretty big vehicle to carry it all in! :) Can't wait to hear about it!

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