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Thursday morning (7/5), we left Boston for a 36-hour trip to the Cape. I had booked a room at a Bed & Breakfast near Hyannis for a night. I got really lucky, because its a nightmare to find a room for a single night on Cape Cod during the summer. Most places have a 2-night-minimum stay and a lot of places are pretty pricey, too (if you don’t want to stay at the Super 8 or Howard Johnson – which, however, are almost as expensive as some of the ‘cheaper’ B&B’s and I’d much rather spend a little more money on a nice experience than just a “place to sleep”.)
On our way down the coast, we stopped in Plymouth to take a peek at “Plymouth Rock” and the “Mayflower II”. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and after a quick breakfast at a local coffee shop, we hung out at the harbor for quite some time.
Look at this gorgeous, gorgeous sky.
In the early afternoon we continued on to Hyannis and then West Yarmouth, where we checked into the “Inn at Lewis Bay”, literally a block away from the water. Lovely!
The owner was supernice and offered us coffee and freshly baked brownies as a welcome snack and after settling in, we headed up the Cape to our highly anticipated “lobstah dinner”!
J had done some research online and picked out a place in advance. And then, when we arrived at the restaurant, I had a little bit of a déjà vu, because I had been to Cape Cod and this particular restaurant before: with my ex-boyfriend. I blurted out “I’ve been here before” and J was like “What do you mean? When? With whom?”. Ahem. So, I explained and luckily, J is very laid-back when it comes to ex-boyfriend-stories and the like and totally laughed it off as a really unexpected coincidence (“of all places!”).
Well, and then they brought out the lobster. Oh my goodness.
It was so delicious. A lot of fun and some hard work, too. J had been teasing me that he was going to pick out a place where I had to pick out my own live lobster, which then would be taken to the kitchen and boild for me. I didn’t want to do that and luckily, we didn’t get that option at the restaurant.
After dinner, we decided to visit an old lighthouse close by.
We headed back to our B&B and the next morning were served a lovely blueberry pancake breakfast. Yum!
We spent a couple more hours at Lewis Bay…
… and then headed over to New Bedford to meet up with another URL-turned-into-IRL friend, Erin ♥. We had some yummy Portuguese food and chatted the lunch hour away. It was so great to meet up in person and, once again, confirm that more often than not blogging friends are even nicer in person than behind the screen.
I think, Erin’s boyfriend actually thought we were going to kidnap her or something, but now she’s able to go back and tell him that Internet friendships are real!
After we lunch, we headed back north again to Boston for the last part of our trip.