Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Vacation in Brewster, MA

Happy 4th of July!

 Over July 4th week, we rented a house in Brewster on Cape Cod.  As I've mentioned on this blog before, one of my besties Stephanie owns a house in Brewster (and you should check out all the home improvements she's done on her blog).  In the past, we've stayed at her house for the 4th, but with both of us having babies we opted for our own place this year. It was a great week- half the week was cloudy and the rest of the week was an absolute heat wave, but we still managed to enjoy the beach and lobster almost daily. 

Of course, on our first day we had Lobster and Corn on the Cob.  Have to start the vacation off right! We bought our lobster from local gourmet store Ring Bros. Marketplace in Dennis, MA. The place is absolutely awesome and family owned and operated for over thirty years! My good friend from work- her family owns the place- so we always make sure to go there for all of our grocery needs whenever we are in the area.

We also visited the local bay beaches in Brewster daily, even on the cloudy days.  Dylan absolutely LOVED the beach especially during low tide when he could walk up to all the boats.

Another great spot we visited quite frequently was JT's Seafood in Brewster, MA.  They had awesome Hot Lobster Rolls, Delicious Seafood and Ice Cream.  I highly recommend it!

We also made it to Grumpy's in Dennis, MA for breakfast a few times.  One of our favorite meals was this Lobster Eggs Benedict. 

I also shared these Oatmeal Belgian Waffles with Fresh Fruit and Whipped Cream with Dylan and he loved them!

On one of the cloudier days, we went on a hike through Nickerson State Park and Stef and I tested out wearing the babies on our backs. (It was fun, but heavy). The Park had great trails, campsites and small beaches where the babies and dog could run wild.

We visited friends in Falmouth one of the days and headed to their local beach...

But the highlight was definitely going on the boat!  Dylan has been on a boat before when he was only a month old, but I think he enjoyed it a lot more this time around.  I even got him that life vest for only 20 bucks at the CVS up the street. Score!

Dylan enjoyed the boat ride best from the Captain's Seat.

We drove to a private beach and the boys had a blast racing each other. 

We also got one of our few family pictures from the trip.

When the clouds finally disappeared midweek, we enjoyed some amazing sunsets from our lake-house as well as the local beaches.

It was such a wonderful week and the Cape is one of my favorite places of all time.  I absolutely love my home state, the city of Boston and the New England area.  There are very few places where you can get to the beach and the islands in under two hours just as easily as you can get to the mountains and trails of New Hampshire and Maine.  I am so proud to be from  New England- I love that vacationing doesn't require much more than a car ride.

 I saw this quote in the Improper Bostonian this morning and I loved it so much I just had to share:

"I love the city of Boston for the history, the wit and sarcasm of the people, the beauty of the neighborhoods and the passion of everyone that calls it home." 
~Chris Loper, General Manager of Forum

This place will forever be my home and the place I love!