I’m not even sure where to begin. We did so much in such a short amount of time! Let me begin with a few of my favorite East Coast things! (Oh, I’m reminding myself of Julie Andrews right now in the Sound of Music ♫) Seriously, the East Coast is gorgeous! I love the coastline (and how different it is from California). The seasons (I love Fall!). Small towns. Old churches. Architecture. Weather vanes. Adirondack chairs. Shutters. Dunkin’ Donuts. Fall colors. History. Antique shops. Friendlys. Clam Chowder. Brick buildings. Church steeples. Cemeteries. Lobster. Those are a few of my favorite things…..
The reason for our trip was a wedding on Cape Cod, but of course if you travel that far, you might as well do some site seeing too! My husband & I toured around Maine (along the coastline) and into New Hampshire (trying to find a little fall, but we were a little early) for a few days before Kendyll, John & Beckett joined us for our Boston and Cape Cod adventures.
Boston was great! There is so much history there. We enjoyed walking the Freedom Trail and soaking in a little history. We had wonderful meals and of course had to check out Fenway Park! Beckett is now sporting some new Red Sox Gear!
After a couple days in Boston, we drove out to the Cape. I will admit that it was nothing like I thought. I was expecting all the homes to be cute little beach cottages right on the beach, but instead found myself amongst scraggly pine trees. Once I got over my initial shock, we did realize that the Cape is full of bustling beach towns (they just look different than expected). Anyways, while on the Cape we attended a wedding of some great friends. Congratulations Matty & Kate!
Did you know that the coastal towns in Maine and Massachusetts shut down in the winter? I guess snow on the beaches is not very conducive to business! Seriously, most of the businesses close and everyone packs up and goes home to their real homes for the winter. Wouldn’t it be nice to summer on the Cape?
Here’s a few photos to better explain our trip: