Over the summer, I got the opportunity to stay with my friend and her family at their house in Cape Cod (Orleans) for a few days. While there, we rode bikes around the town, ate at restaurants like The Lobster Claw, went into Provincetown, and of course we went to the beach. We also bought matching sweatshirts at the store Cuffy’s because how else were we supposed to remember this trip?? I got to climb the Pilgrim Monument and Museum in Provincetown which had an incredible view from the top. In addition, we walked around Provincetown looking in all the lovely shops and buying candy from the many candy shops. It’s such a vibrant town bustling with activity. There were neat little decorations all over the town, such as sunflowers placed in glass and stone and drag queens rolling around in bathtubs dressed as Old Hollywood women. I loved it there.
And of course we went to the beach because that’s what you do in Cape Cod during the summer. The day we arrived, we rode bikes there. It was overcast so we just parked our bikes and walked along the shore admiring the vast expanse of the ocean. As the waves rolled up, we felt the cold water lap at our toes. By the time we biked back, our feet were freezing and covered in sand; it was great. The next time we went back it was also cloudy but the tide was low and we could walk really far out, so we did. We looked across so far that we could just make out Provincetown and the Monument. We also saw tiny little crabs scuttling along the sand in the water. Our last day in Cape Cod was luckily very sunny, so we went to the beach in the morning. The water was so cold that my teeth started chattering, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to jump and ride the huge waves coming at me. After ten minutes, I adjusted to the water and the waves. I was knocked down quite a bit, but I did manage to ride a couple all the way to shore after some coaching from my friend Allison.
We rounded out our day and the trip at The Red Barn where we ate pizza and played mini golf. Overall, the trip was really nice, filled with adventures with my friend and exploring the Cape Cod surroundings. There was so much to do, like visit the Monument and explore Provincetown, while also providing a calm respite from activity at the beach. Cape Cod has something for every type of person, and I thouroughly enjoyed visiting.
Catch a glimpse of my experience through these photos:
Ciao for now!