Friday, August 9, 2013

A day on the Cape

People travel from all over to visit Cape Cod and its beaches each summer.  Although we're lucky to have this beautiful place practically in our backyard, traffic keeps us from enjoying it as much as we could/should.  A few weeks ago, Rich and I both found ourselves home on a weekday so we decided to head down to the Cape for the day.  My parents had returned home early from a visit out of state and decided to join us.


My daily commute to work is an hour and 10 minutes. It took just about the same amount of time to reach the Centerville/Osterville area with the help of absolutely no traffic.



Unfortunately, this beach isn't all that great for little ones as the drop off to deeper water happens almost immediately.  We had decided on that location because of it's familiarity and for sentimental reasons.  Overall, it's a good beach.  There are some others we've heard are better for kids that we are going to check out.  At some point.



We set up camp near a couple my parents' age.  Actually, from a distance, I thought that they were my parents.  They spent most of their time relaxing under their beach umbrella, reading.  I also spotted several other solo beach-goers reading.  For a moment, I felt a pang of jealously.  I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember but not so much since the girls were born.  It feels like a self-centered thing to say but I longed to just sit and read a book.  I love my kids with all my heart but sometimes I just need a break.  (Last week, I was able to sit on our deck for an hour and read my book.  I always have a to do list a mile long but I needed that time to relax.  It was an absolutely beautiful summer day and the girls were playing well together.  The stars aligned and I seized the opportunity while it was available.)



Do you see that strip of lighter, greenish water?  That's the sand bar.






This picture of Anna just cracks me up.





I'll have another post in the next day or so with more pictures from the rest of our day.


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Love Anna's hat! It reminds me (without looking, anyway) of the hat you had on in the picture with the girls a few days ago.

And the blue butterfly hat? We have those in blue and purple. I think they're size 18-24 months, but we can still wear them, at least around the house. Those are the fabric of many photos in our little world. :)

Sarah said...

That actually is my hat! Her hat fell in the ocean and was soaking wet so I gave her mine. She burns easily on the top of her head. The blue hat is size 3T-4T lol. This will probably be the last summer those will fit.

Wendy said...

I was going to say I love her hat, too- but I guess I love YOUR hat! Such a cool place. All the times we've been up your way, and we've never been out to the Cape.

Stephanie said...

I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award!

Kim said...

We are going to Cape Cod with our 5 year old twins at the end of the month and staying in Brewster. Do you have any good "insider tips" you'll be posting about? We've never been. Would love to know if you have the chance!"

Sarah said...

Hi Kim! Unfortunately, I don't know the Brewster area at all but Corporation Beach in Dennis is not far from there and is supposed to be one of the better beaches, esp for kids.

Kim said...

Thank you!!