Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cape Cod: Memorial Day Weekend

*Today is National Running Day.  I want to talk about my love for running but I'm going to wait until after the Corporate Challenge Race tomorrow night so I can write about running AND a race recap! But, I hope everyone had a lovely running day!*

I love a lot of things in life.  Most notably: my husband, my family and my friends (& running, but I'll talk about that another day).  But I love my friend Stephanie even more than normal because she just bought a Cape house in Brewster, MA.  You can read about how Stephanie's making her house into the perfect beach home here on her new blog! Go check it out!

The Cape is a magical place and I love making the hour and a half trek (with no traffic) down to one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you've never been to the Cape, you need to get there!  It's such a special place in New England!
Dave and I got down to Brewster just as the game was starting.  You know, Game 7 of the NHL Playoffs.  While the boys did some hockey watching, the girls gossiped and cooked.
Luckily, the Bruins won, otherwise the boys would have been pretty cranky.  And for the first time since 1990 the Boston Bruins are in the Stanley Cup Finals!  How cool is that?  Could we live in a better city?

The next morning, we awoke to clouds and fog so the girls headed out for a 3 mile run on the bike path. I did 3 miles of cutdowns at 10 minutes, 8:40 and 8:06.  Felt great.  Then because it was still too cloudy to head to the beach, we decided to do the next best thing: Drink.
Courtney recently went to a Bachelorette that served this punch and it was so good!  Really really sweet but also delicious. I loved it!
Spiked Punch
1  can frozen cranberry juice concentrate
1 can frozen pink lemonade concentrate
1can frozen limeade concentrate
1 bottle white wine, chilled
1 liter carbonated water, chilled
2 bottles champagne, chilled
1 lemon - sliced, for garnish
1/2 cup fresh mint, garnish
Instructions: Mix together and serve!

And then the sun came out.  So we gathered our stuff and headed to the beach, ocean side.
We played some games, listened to music and attempted to go in the water.  A few hours later we headed home to this little guy...
He definitely missed us...
And the boys got grilling.  On the menu: Steak Tips, Shrimp and Swordfish Kabobs, Avocado Dip, Salad, and Mashed Potatoes.

I had a little bit of everything : ) We hung out a bit more than headed to a local bar for live music.  So local in fact, that we could walk!  The bar was crazy packed and a lot of fun.
I love my High School friends : )
The next day the boys woke up early to golf and us girls headed to the beach.  In the late afternoon most people left but Dave and I decided to stay with Steph and Mike for dinner.  We were all craving friend Clams and decided to go to Cobies.  As we were driving, I noticed the sun was rapidly setting and I knew if we got to the beach quickly we could get some beautiful photos.  And I'm so glad we got to Crosby's beach in time.  I mean check out these photos!
Awww, I love Cape Cod and I love beautiful sunsets.  Nothing makes me happier.  Except maybe this guy....
Oh and being the mature kids we are we decided to have a little fun. Dave was definitely embarrassed by us but we were enjoying ourselves.
As you can probably tell by these photos, Stephanie used to be a dancer and a gymnast.  All that training paid off : )

After our fun, we headed to Cobies for some grub: Clam Chowder, Fried Clams, Salmon Sandwich, Crab Roll and Sweet Potato Fries.
Then Dave and I said our goodbyes and headed home.  It was a wonderful weekend on the Cape with my best friends.  The Cape is really one of the best places on earth and Brewster is quickly my new favorite place.

Have you been to the Cape? What's your favorite place?


  1. I wholeheartedly agree that the Cape is a magical place! We just bought a teeny-tiny condo in Provincetown, because the Outer Cape is by far our favorite place. The beaches are amazing, the restaurants and bars are wonderful, and it's just far enough away from the real world. :) Literally our place is only 200 square feet, but it's just enough to let us have our little slice of paradise! :) Love all your pictures!

  2. I've been to Cape Cod three times, and whenever I get the chance, I tell people they HAVE to make it there for a summer vacation! It's a hike - 5+ hours - but beats NJ beaches by far! :)

  3. Looks like a fun weekend! I love the Cape. I like Wellfleet for hiking and biking. Seafood Sams is my favorite fried food destination.

  4. I haven't spent nearly enough time on the Cape. As a kid, we always went to the RI coast or headed up to Maine. When I ran the relay a few weeks ago, I couldn't believe what I was missing out on. Gorgeous! I'm glad you have such a fun place to spend summers. And I'm in love with their dog.

  5. I love Cape Cod! And I'm jealous of your fun weekend there :) It sounds like you had an amazing time! One day I will (maybe) have enough money to own a house on the Cape...or at least rent a place there every summer.

  6. A beautiful beach house and a wrinkly bulldog are my ideas of heaven! Looks like so much fun! I love the cape, even though I've only been a few times. I can't even remember where - near Hyannis? But I must go back!

  7. I have only been to the Cape once and a long time ago. I love all your photos and the jumping beach ones are awesome.

  8. Those sunsets are gorgeous! what a fun weekend. did you guys go to The Woodshed?!

    Obviously Yarmouth will always have a special place in my heart, but I think my favorite towns on the cape are wellfleet, truro and ptown, definitely the lower cape area!!

  9. I need a friend to buy a house on the Cape - how fun!! Honestly, being from NH, I usually head north for the beaches but I have always loved the Cape when I've gone.

  10. I agree! I've been going to my family's house since I was born, there truly is nothing like it! I love that you went to the Woodshed, that is one of my favorite bars on the cape, but unfortunately it's a bit of a trek from my house in Yarmouth!! See you tonight at the Corporate Challenge!

  11. your pictures are fabulous. and new drink recipe, check!

  12. i've been on vacation with new england sports fans when they haven't won playoff games and it is NOT fun. glad it went well for the bruins!

    the cape is majestic, I'm sad I now live far away!

  13. Love these pictures! I've been to the cape a few times, it is so beautiful.

  14. Ahh so fun! Great pictures. I love the Cape :) Beach, good food, friends, a little running...sounds perfect! Haha that dog's face made me crack up. So precious.
    Good luck tonight!

  15. I've been to Cape Cod before but I was really young so I don't remember it. Your pictures make it look beautiful.
    It looks like you had such a fun weekend. My friends from high school are still my closest friends too :)

  16. I love spending time on the Cape. This is usually what it looks like when I go too. Lots of food and fun and gorgeous sunsets. We usually stay in Eastham and I love being a little farther up away from the crowds.