Our place was lovely in that we could see both the sunrise and the sunset. It was one of those times that I was thankful my body automatically wakes up at 6am each day.
We had decided that on our first full day we would explore the cape. We headed to Provincetown.
It was quiet.
The only things we saw open were one public restroom and the Kung Fu Dumpling place.
The streets were narrow and the sidewalks narrower. It was hard to imagine what it would be like during the busy season.
We spent some time on the beach. It was here that I found a nice little collection of sea glass.
This was the building where the public restrooms were.
We had hoped to tour the Pilgrim Monument. It's where we parked the van when we walked around town. Alas, it was also still closed for the season. It opened on April 1st - 2 days after we were there. The downfall of an early Easter/spring break.
What our boys knew about Provincetown was that it's the town at the tip of the cape and it's where the pilgrims landed before heading to Plymouth and where the Mayflower Compact was signed. They did not know that it's a destination for GLBT tourists and residents.
From Brian (11) in the back seat, an hour or so later.....
"That town we were at earlier loved naked people. It was like a wacky streakingville'
It seems they may have noticed a few pieces of window art and club posters.
We stopped for lunch at the Savory Sweet Escape right on Hwy 6 before heading to check out some beaches. Greg and Brian shared a sausage pizza, and Mark and I both got sandwiches while sharing an order of fries. Everything was delicious and the staff was super friendly. Definitely recommend.
It was like an oversized McLains, with no signs saying that you couldn't climb the hills or jump off the cliffs. Paradise!
We spent a couple hours just wandering up and down the shore, and the boys dug a well that they enjoyed watching fill as the tide came in. The rope was another beach find. It came home with us.
Back at our place for a bit, and then dinnertime. Normally on our vacations we enjoy a full kitchen and eat in most of the time. I'll share later why that didn't happen so much on this trip.
Hungry - I checked online and our local maps and recommendations and we decided to go check out Captain Frosty's on the other side of town. It had good reviews and the website/facebook page said they were open. I'm learning that that's not a reliable way to find out if a place is open. It bugs me that I'm going to have to resort to actually calling places (not a phone person) but this is proving to be the case. We wiggled our way all the way to the opposite side of the city map only to be met with yet another closed for the season sign.
There happened to be a cop hanging out in the parking lot, so we asked him where another family friendly fish place would be. He pointed us in the direction of the Kreme 'n Kone which was just around the corner from where we were staying. Go figure.
Both of the boys ordered the shrimp and Greg and I both ordered the fish and chips. All orders came heaped with french fries and onion rings piled on top.
Our stomachs still hurt.
But that didn't stop both the boys from ordering a banana split for dessert.