Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cape Cod

Joan and Eddie have been gone almost a week already and I still haven't caught up showing the lovely scenes we witnessed together. We have been catching up on school work and hanging out with the Pres.  These pictures are from our time with Joan and Eddie on Cape Cod last Saturday. 

It was a little cool out, but we still saw a few people beachcombing when we did. I was surprised to see the grasses growing right out to the water. It was so pretty. There were not many shells, but we did find a few old pottery shards. I was amazed! We didn't stay long, as there was so much to see elsewhere.

These are artist shacks in Hyannis Port, a little greenway right past the docks, as you can tell by the boats in the background. Artists rent these shacks and are open on the weekends working in these studios and selling their wares.

It turned into a beautiful day and we saw lots of boats, but most were motor boats, as compared with the hundreds of sailboats we see daily in Newport. We took a tour boat right out of the port and for a little over an hour we heard local history and saw points of interest on the coast. The boat we were on was 101 years old. I didn't get a picture of it, naturally.

While we were on Cape Cod we shopped and sampled at the local brewery (and didn't bring any beer home since it was still early in the day and were told the beer would spoil in the car), toured the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory, and stopped at artist Peter Coes' yard sale and studio. We passed cranberry bogs and made a mental note to come back during the harvest.

 This weekend there is an arts festival here in town but we have been frequenting our low tide haunts instead of buying art work. The things we find are free, and sometimes very exciting! This morning after his devotions, Eddie sent me a verse for the newsletter that I think is perfect for today...

Proverbs 24: 3-4  "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."


  1. You are living in such a beautiful area! It amazes me! When I was little and lived in Big Sky Montana, I had this silly notion that the big cities and heavily populated areas were just solid concrete! I'm so thankful that my notions are totally incorrect!! I discovered that California is quite beautiful, as is the East Coast . . . It is amazing how the beautiful land absorbs the people! I have loved discovering the East and I can't wait to go visit you!!

  2. Thanks lollie, I look forward to it too- even if you can't get here for the cranberry harvest. There is so much to this place, and we've hardly delved into the other New England states yet! xo

  3. Lovely pictures! Makes me want to visit. :) And that verse is one of my favorite 'homemaking' verses. Love it!

  4. Great to hear from you, Zoe! It truly is lovely here, and so much history to find out about, and water everywhere. The girls would love it, guaranteed! xo :l