Tuesday, June 22, 2010

#82 See Food? Sea Food!

It's been a few days so let's catch up. Sunday we were going to take the bikes out & plan our "Jello" based itinerary for the week. A ride over to Buzzard's Bay then along a scenic route on the north shore of the Cape & back home before the evening rain. Yeah, I know me plus motorcycle plus rain forecast equals typhoon, but not this time. By the time we reached Buzzard's Bay the fog had rolled in. If anyone has seen the pictures on Mary's page you will see that we could barely see across the 400' wide canal & it was getting worse. So a decision was made. Actually Mary said she wasn't getting caught in the rain & we were outta here. A couple more pictures & a very cautious ride home, but no rain. Tomorrow will be another day.

Monday Mary's hands were bothering her so we took the truck...destination Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod. With stops at visitor centers & photo ops it took us about 2 hours to get there. Now don't get me wrong, it was beautiful out there & it is Cape Cod but once you have seen ocean & sand dunes you have seen just about all oceans & sand dunes. The same goes with lighthouses even though they are all different for the most part any 2nd grader could draw a lighthouse & have it look like any one of a hundred actual lighthouses. Their histories are interesting but it is read off a plaque. The same info can be found in reference books or the Internet. Now we did climb the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown, all 116 steps & 60 ramps to a height of 252'. Not only did it provide an awesome view but you get a bonus cardio workout. Provincetown itself was just a tourist trap. Think John's Pass on Cape Cod. We got out quick & headed back in search of lobster. Mary spotted Moby Dick's on the way out & said it looked like a place where you have to catch your own dinner so we stopped on the way back. Mary got the lobster roll & I had the fried clam roll. Mary was in her glory, lobster! The look in her eyes had me worried. It was like a dog that first tastes fresh meat, like where was her next kill going to be? I don't know if I can afford to keep her in lobster the way she might like.

Tuesday we had no real plans. We needed a post office & after that we were just going to ride the scenic roads & see where we wound up. After the post office we found this little fish store & bait-n-tackle shop. Yep, all in one store. Sounds iffy but what the heck you only live once & nobody lives forever. Fried clam strips served in a bag & clam chowder in a cardboard container. Tables & folding chairs out on the sidewalk. Close my eyes & swallow & WOW! Some of the best chowder we had ever had & clam strips sweet & tender. What a find. The place is called Green Pond Fish & Gear but we call it delicious. The rest of the day we rode around stopping for photo ops & just enjoying the day. We stopped at a grocery store & headed home.

At home we sat outside enjoying the sounds of the birds & the smell from the pine trees. We also were entertained by an older couple who had no idea what they were doing. It looked like they had just come from the camping store with a trunk full of brand new camping gear. They looked like they should be on a cruise ship not tent camping in the woods. Think Lucy & Desi on a camping trip. Right next to them was a young girl by herself setting up her campsite in minutes as if she was born in the wilderness. Talk about opposites but it was our evening entertainment. Well that's all I have all for now so I will call it a night from our home on Cape Cod because...

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

1 comment:

  1. I always enjoy your blog. You are sooo graphic in describing Mary. God Bless her. Keep up the good work. Have all the fun you can digest, but be careful. Love you both. Alice(don't know what kind of profile I am, so I'll mark anonymous)