Last weekend marked my first trip to Massachusetts and, happily, it was to Cape Cod. Our friend, Elka (well, her parents) have a house there and Nathan and I were invited for the weekend. Just a short drive from NYC, the Cape is a laid-back piece of old school Americana.
Different from the Florida beaches I grew up with, the water was too cold for me to go in (Nathan went for it though). A gentle fog enveloped our first two days, but Sunday was warm and sunny and I got my first sunburn of the season after just an hour.
We stayed in the town of Chatham and frequently visited downtown. Quaint retail and antiques stores line the main road alongside ice cream and candy shops. Several trips to the fish market supplied our seafood for the weekend: shrimp, swordfish, tuna, and lobster (I was pescatarian this weekend). All very fresh and so summery good!
The house, with its nautical wallpaper and requisite cedar shingles, provided the perfect backdrop for a relaxing weekend away from the city. I met a bunch of awesome people, ate a lot of seafood, and got a good dose of Vitamin D. Summer has begun and it's going to be a good one!
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