Friday, August 12, 2011

Dear Cape Cod, you had me at hello

We had the pleasure of starting our vacation in Osterville, Cape Cod, Massachusetts with JP, Megan and Joseph at the lovely home of the Pless family. I LOVED our time there. They have bikes a plenty, a beautiful kitchen, magnificent yard and excellent location- about 1/2 mile from the beach. :) The only thing that wasn't perfect this week was that Esther was not with us. She spent a week with her auntie Steph, uncle Larry and cousin Laurence. I missed her, but am really happy for her to have independent time with her extended family. Thank you Stephie and Larry!
She requested that we take a pic of the Cape Cod Potato Chip lighthouse. And we did. (See above). We also toured the iconic Cape Cod Potato Chip factory. Click to visit it yourself. :)
My favorite spot in Osterville was Armstrong-Kelley Park, a 10 minute walk from our house. It is a public park that has been privately funded by the citizens of the town. So, it's unlike any park I have ever seen.
You could build fairy houses,
visit a fairy house,hike a little,
and quench your thirst for verse along this special path, lined with poems.
I found this one by Robert Frost. I love the idea of a boy
"too far from town to learn baseball
whose only play was what he found himself,"

CC wanders along in the Garden of Verses.
At the end of the path is a pristine wooden train that draws children like magnets. It was built in memory of a little boy who died too young. What an amazing way to remember a child.

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