We drove for what seemed like forever, made some fun stops along the way and finally arrived in Bangor. We got a room, crashed and in the morning set out for Kittery where we did some shopping and touring around. Kittery is a very cute little town with nice people, great prices and great food. We walked from one shop to another and stopped for delicious fish n' chips at the cutest little diner. Keeping to Boston, we knew we had to take advantage of being in our friends neighborhood, so we met up with him and, cracked a beer and made some evening plans. He and his girlfriend took us to Strega on the Boston waterfront for dinner and it was unlike anything we're used to in Cape Breton; Italian posh with a Soprano vibe - almost intimidating. Our meal was amazing and the red wine completed the whole Italian experience. After dinner, we were off to Cheers for some drinks.
|My Dad watched Cheers all the time, so it was pretty cool to hang out at the actual set.|
|Dinner at Strega.|
|Inside Fenway Park getting ready to watch the game! Um, excited much?|
|At the Yard House after the game.|
We toured around Boston from the back seat, enjoyed all the sights, bar hopped and spent quality time with friends and even had a visit with some cousins. Boston was great and I can't wait to go back, but we were ready to move on to our next destination for some alone time.
The GPS was set for Herwich, Cape Cod. This town was absolutely gorgeous, like something out of a magazine. We enjoyed all the sights, took photos and visited some local shops and small businesses. It was so nice to be tourists on our own with no directions or distractions. The people were very friendly and the weather was perfect all day, everyday. In a private, romantic beach house set right on the sand we unpacked our bags and settled in for the week. We spent our days relaxing, cracking beers at all hours of the day and had no shortage of tanning sessions or BBQ goodness. When you start to become bored with the sun and the sand, that's when you know you've reached the peak of vacation relaxation... But I didn't mind!
|Looking into our cottage, looking out at the beach!|
|Everyday, crushing beers.|
|A tad bit sun drunk in this one... :)|
|That's me braving the water knowing that sharks weren't far from the area only days ago... Two Great Whites were spotted only 30ft from shore! Notice how I am the only one in the water? Even G is watching from the house... Hehehe|
|A relaxing evening. I have to admit to caving and watching The Bachelorette on Monday night, and even forced G to watch it with me... |
I couldn't get enough of our late night walks on the beach, early morning swims and sand between our toes at all times. It made for a vacation that will be hard to beat. It was tough locking up and leaving it behind, but we'll be back again and again! I'd like to thank Mark and Kim who, at the very last minute on July 4th weekend accepted our request to rent their beach house. I would highly recommend this spot to any Cape Cod vacationers! Set right on the beach, it's quiet and romantic at night but busy during the day giving you the feeling that you're on a beach in Miami. Just down the road from adorable shops and great restaurants, you have everything you need and more right at your fingertips. The house was very clean, private and the owners were so very kind to accommodate all our needs!
As they say, the honeymoon isn't over until you say it's over!