Cape Cod getaway

Wow I can’t believe its been a week since I’ve posted something here, I guess we’ve had a busy time.  Last weekend Chelsea and I took a short trip to Cape Cod for a weekend getaway / wedding planning trip.  We didn’t leave here until after lab Thurs night so we made it to the Cape around 2am.

Chelsea’s family has a cute little summer home in very close proximity to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, so we stayed there.  Despite warnings about the incoming storms because of hurricane Hannah, our first day on the cape was absolutely beautiful.

These two pictures were taken from the beach Chelsea used to frequent whenever she visited, just down the road.  Its a very peacful spot that is part of the Marine Biology Lab sandwiched in between two nice large houses.  What I really liked about this particular beach is that its completely natural – meaning it hasn’t been dredged for rocks, plants, etc.  Its a little rough walking through the water, and not for those afraid of seaweed, but I thought it was cool.

One of the things I found interesting about the area we were in (Woods Hole, or Falmouth) were the number of private beaches, and the tiny little beach houses present.  As a frame of reference, the stilts the house sits on aren’t even wide enough apart to park a car underneath.  Apparently there are restrictions on size, and type of building that can go directly on the beach, no capacity for real plumbing.  Still – I could think of worse places to hang out during the day.

I really like this picture too.  This is a “fort” that Chelsea and her sister built in the backyard when they were kids.  Its pretty neat that some of the sticks are still standing.  This next picture is a work of art we happend to notice as we were driving down Shore Drive.

Overall we had a fantastic trip.  After looking at many places, we successfully found and reserved a place for our wedding reception.  More info on that shortly, I don’t want to spoil it too much here.  We managed to avoid the warnings of torrential storms, and had two nice sunny days to explore the area.  I’m sure we’ll go back again within 6 months to finish planning, and then we’ll get to enjoy it with friends and family – can’t wait.

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