Saturday, August 9, 2014

Cape Cod

August 5-7

The kids wanted to go to the beach. It was on their must-do list. So, we decided to explore Cape Cod. We spent two nights at a campground in Truro. We arrived shortly after dark and still had to cook dinner and set up camp. This is always a challenging situation, as all in the Helfrich family have a tendency to be somewhat cranky when hungry. I gave everyone a pep talk before we got to work. It went something like this: “Everyone’s hungry and would rather be doing something else right now. If you can’t say something nice or useful, don’t say anything at all. We will all be eating and sleeping soon.” As soon as we exited the car to get to work, a very large squadron of mosquitoes dive-bombed us. It tried everyone’s patience to be sure. However we all survived with enough blood left in us to sustain life.

The next morning, we were anxious to hit the beach. About 10 minutes after we got there, it started to rain. We decided to go to Providencetown and check out some of the shopping. The explanation of the rainbow flags really came in handy here. Let’s just say there were a lot of rainbows in the town. Luckily, there were also a lot of interesting shops to entertain us while we waited for the rain to pass. As soon as the sky cleared, we returned to the beach and enjoyed an afternoon hanging out on the beach. We drove back down to the point to go for a walk as the sun set.

In the morning we packed up, ate breakfast, and headed toward Plimoth Plantation.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I love the picture of Wendy and Nicole in the surf. I demand that you put that on the wall by your front door! The James' swirly sand art is pretty fantastic too. I love your method of dealing with crankiness and hunger. I'll have to use that myself - "...we'll all be eating and sleeping soon." Ha! Love it!