We started out, in the wee hours of the morning Friday, and headed to the Cape (Cape Cod, MA.) We caught the sunrise, which always a joy to see:
and our hosts have a dog, Moach:
As if that isn’t enough doggie goodness, we also got visits from the neighbors dog, Opus (of whom I failed to get a pic.) As an added bonus, I got to meet (and hold) the family guinea pig, Ziggy “Piggy” Stardust. For an animal lover like me, this is pet nirvana. (Sadly, our dogs are back home, spending time with my Mom.)
This is the view off the back deck:
After settling in (no small feet when it involves finding room for the luggage and bags of 4 gay men who way overpacked,) we retreated to the back porch for some sun and fresh air before lunch. It got a bit chilly, with the wind off the water, so I had to go all Obi-Wan Kenobi:
We had a nice lunch, prepped by our hosts, then hung out and chatted for a bit before heading to nearby Wellfleet for a rawbar happy hour at Pearl (unlike drink specials at other happy hours, they offer specials on local seafood, including muscles, clams, oysters, and lobster) with our hosts, to hear their favorite band, The Rip it Ups, perform. What a pleasant surprise to discover the band leader, Jodie, is a trombone player:
Here’s the three amigos (or three stooges?) enjoying a cocktail:
Afterwords, we walked around the corner so our hosts could show me a bookstore that has oodles of old comics for sale. Unfortunately, the store was closed – good thing we’re here until Monday. Can anyone guess who’s making a return trip to Wellfleet tomorrow?
We returned to the house for more cocktails before enjoying a dinner prepared by Jim’s hubby, Ken, (steak, potatoes, caprese salad) with a small assist from me (Tuna steak and sautéed scallops.) We stayed up a bit listening to music, accompanied by sound of the crackling fire in the wood stove (always a welcome treat on a chilly Cape evening) chatting and finishing our respective glasses of wine before calling it a night.
I fell asleep almost immediately, but woke at 3:00am, unable to go back to sleep. My throat is sore for some reason and my guts are a little shaky from today’s food fest, so I’m blogging on my phone while the rest of the house continues to slumber. Hopefully the throat soreness will pass. I’ll take it easy tomorrow with food and drink and give my insides a chance to recover. I’d hate to disrupt the weekend with digestive issues, and I’d like to feel better by Sunday for our trip into Provincetown for shopping, Tea Dance, and Dinner.
Overall, a lovely start to the weekend, for sure.