Family Vacation = precious memories!

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I love our ocean side memories.  As a child I never visited the ocean, but our family did spend many summers in the Adirondack area at fresh water lakes, campsites and other various attractions.  It was my husband who introduced me to the ocean when we dated and we’ve visited the shore at least once a year for many, many, many moons…

This summer we went back to Cape Cod.

 My son found this heart shaped rock on our little beach & gave it to his sister.  It was a mommy moment & believe me after the car bickers, it was appreciated – just saying!

We stayed in Lewis Bay, which is located in West Yarmouth.  My husband did a GREAT job of finding a wonderful condo in a quaint beach community surrounded by quintessential Cape Cod styled houses to admire daily.  The community of ten houses came with its own private beach and I adored the close proximity.

 The house kiddy-corner to us…

The house in front of us…

 The house next door to us, which technically wasn’t a part of our little community, but was for sale.  GUESS how much???? It has 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a pool and well, I could go on & on & on…it might encourage me to actually try to play lotto (LOL).

Okay…I’ll share – it’s going for a measly $4.5 million!

We visited the beaches daily & an army of snails, hermit crabs, sand crabs, moon jellies and baby fish became the daily catch.  There were hours spent in the sand, in the water, looking for shells, watching the wildlife and enjoying the waves…

On several evenings we ventured to Chatham, Hyannis Port and Provincetown for shopping.  Our entire family successfully completed the Pirate’s Cove mini golf challenge.  However, I’m sorry to report that I DID NOT beat my husband and needless to say I’m working on my concentration for the next round; and if I bring it up, he’s still rubbing it in!

We also visited Seagull beach…

 where the annual body burying took place (NOTE: it’s a wonderful way to fill time with over active teens – LOL). I do believe it took them at least 20 minutes or longer to dig the appropriate hole + at least a 10 minute filling time & then another 20 minute wiggle out process…and they love it every year!

On our last day we ventured to Herron’s Cove Beach, which is at the tippy top of the Cap Cod  map along the National Sea Shore!

 Shhh, when the life guard wasn’t looking the kids jumped up onto the dunes for a quick pic & some bare foot dune surfing…

We had a visit from Auntie Sue during the week with some of the cousin clan who brought us delightful lebanese food, chourico (cherise sausage) and my ultimate favorite CHOCOLATE Sticks from  Perry’s Bakery in Fall River, MA and I’m sending out yet another HUGE THANK YOU for the visit & for all of her travels to collect our yummy treats!

When we went to Chatham we were in search of the GREAT WHITE SHARK that has been visiting the coast.  I’m glad to report there were no sitings.  We did, however, find wild seal’s visiting the fisherman’s wharf as the fish were brought in.

On the way home there was an emergency bathroom stop, as you can only imagine with 7 people.  The stop  just happened to put us 5 miles from the New England Patriot’s Stadium, which became a MUST for the men in my family who are avid fans!

 It was a great vacation, but I’m left wondering how the background of my phone became a picture of our vacation ‘date night’ and my husband’s became a picture of him at the stadium – hmmmmmm…

I’m letting him off the hook 🙂 – good times all around!

Goodbye ocean…we hope to see you next year…

 

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