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Kennedy Kulture

(But without a stop at Chappaquiddick)

semi-overcast 24 °C

The plan for the day revolved around exploring Cape Cod...we really
didn't have a plan or an itinerary, but we knew it would involve a
lighthouse, somewhere, someplace along the cape. We decided to make
Hyannis the first stop on our trek. Hyannis was actually quite nice
(despite the rain & fog) and it seemed to be a vacation spot without the
throngs of tourists. We made the JFK museum the first stop. It was a
nice little museum, which focused on the Kennedy family and their times
in Hyannisport, without being political or focusing on the assassination
or other tragedies in the family. Afterward, we found a little French
cafe for lunch, where I experienced cranberry-flavored mayonnaise, which
is not bad at all. Our next stop was to be a lighthouse in Chatham.
This is in the elbow of the cape (if you picture the shape of the cape
as a guy flexing his arm) and to get there, we had to go through several
vacation towns. Traffic was horrible (no thanks to the two-lane main
street). I have never seen so many miniature golf places or places to
purchase large, inflatable water toys. But we did make it, and the
lighthouse was unfortunately underwhelming. It just wasn't very big or
impressive. But then we decided to start back toward "home" and stop in
Sandy Neck. We made it there quickly (the cape is not very big and when
traffic's moving, you can make it from one end to the other quickly),
and found a very nice little beach on Sandy Neck. I dipped my feet in
the Atlantic and it was COLD. I can't imagine swimming in there without
a wetsuit. The beach was also blessedly quiet and serene, unlike the
previous towns we had driven through. On the way "home", we stopped at
a nice little local craft shop, Ali was successful in her quest for a
piece of locally-made jewelry, and I also found an adorable bracelet.
The drive to the hotel was much less eventful than yesterday, and we
found our way back relatively quickly, and without getting turned around
or running into any reservations. Tomorrow we head home, and the fight
to get everything in the suitcase begins!

Posted by mopo1978 16:13 Archived in USA

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