23.07.2007 - 23.07.2007 -17 °C
So the drive to the Cod was easy because we pretty much did it yesterday. We headed toward Hyannis and once we got there, we checked out the JFK Hyannis Museum (since we weren’t able to get to the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, we had to get at least a little Kennedy in). It was inexpensive, but it was way too small. I feel like I could have stood there for hours looking at the pictures – I know it was just supposed to capture his time in the Cod, but surely there is more stuff they could have packed in. Still, it was really interesting. Afterward, we walked down Main St. and found La Petite France Cafe and had lunch. We drove on and it got really crowded through Yarmouth – both with traffic and with stores selling inflatable pool everything in every neon color imaginable. There was also a lot of mini golf, shops, and even a big structure that was pretty much a giant trampoline. It took forever, but we eventually made it to Chatham Light and the ocean at which there was almost no visibility. We then took a different route back west with the intention of checking out Sandy Neck light house, but we didn’t realize that it was privately owned and not open to the public...and you couldn’t even see it from the spot where you can actually drive. But the views were nice and it was fun searching for rocks – and omg, the cape was freeeeeeezing! We kept driving on through Sandwich; the good thing about Martha’s Vineyard was that all the shops and stuff were really close together, but all over the Cape, everything is really spread out making it pretty much impossible to walk everywhere, so if you wanted to stop at a bunch of places, you would have to drive from one to the other. We only stopped at one place, and it was after Maura had seen it and we turned around, but it was a great find. It was an artist co-op where they were all selling their collective works and they had some really nice stuff – jewelry and pottery and photography. After getting some excellent soft-serve at “Ice Cream Sandwich” (in Sandwich, ha ha) we tried to find a gas station, of which there were many, but every single one was full serve and I’m just to cheap to pay for some dorkus to pump my gas for me. When we got back to Braintree, we checked out the South Shore Mall. After shopping, we went to the 99 Restaurant and Pub – the food wasn’t that great, but we had an excellent “Green Monster” cocktail – very location appropriate.