Our family vacation to Cape Cod was so relaxing! We rented a house with my parents and brother’s family in Mashpee, MA for a week-long stay. (overload of pictures in this post!)
Chisum obviously loved the beach, but we also got to take in a lot of other fun outings and ate some great seafood.
I was kind of worried about Chisum and the flights. I don’t know why though, because he was seriously a dream baby. Never fussy, charming the flight attendants and slept like a champ. He even got his own seat for two of the flights!
One of the highlights for me was taking a ferry over to the island, Martha’s Vineyard. It was a breezy but short ferry ride over there and we spent the day walking (and walking…right, Dad!?) but it was very enjoyable nonetheless.
One of the first things we did when we got there was ride the Flying Horses Carousel, the nation’s oldest platform carousel (1876).
Something historic and unexpected was the gingerbread cottages. It was almost like walking into a fairy tale-land! The grounds surrounding the gingerbread houses were formerly campgrounds for Methodist church group retreats. The gingerbread houses were built in the mid-1800s by members of the church community. They were originally platforms for tents, but canvas was needed for the war, so they started making cottages. Families tried to out-do each other, so they are all very ornate.
Cape Cod is so picturesque. And the seafood was wonderful The quahogs (pronouced “co-hogs”) are a type of clam the guys caught us for dinner. Maybe not the yummiest of all our seafood we had, but it was fun to eat what they caught! We also had delicious lobster and scallops – which are my favorite.
There were way more trees than I thought there would be, so I took in as much of the open, grassy, sandy beaches with lots of open space that I could. Of course the light houses were beautiful landscapes, as well!
And seeing these little cousins together. They are both a hoot.
View more pictures from the vacation here.