Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cape Cod Memories

The in Progress family finally took a vacation and it was a terrific week. We're probably the only family in Connecticut that hasn't packed it all in at some point and headed to Cape Cod, so we bit the bullet and rented a house in Chatham and it was well worth it!

It's really so great to take time off, spend time with the whole family together and undistracted and enjoy the things that make life awesome. We spent the entire week doing things we rarely take the time to do, including:
-going to the beach every day
-digging for sandcrabs
-riding bikes (6.5 miles in one ride for this out-of-shape dad!)
-twirling sparklers on a night other than the 4th of July
-toasting marshmallows on the gas stove to make S'mores on a rainy night
-playing board games (Blokus), card games (Phase 10) and lawn games (badminton)
-playing mini golf and real golf

Layered in with some things we often enjoy, like:
-good wine
-reading (I devoured and recommend "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

Some highlights of the trip:

Packing the car and bikes!

Wave bathers!

Building! (of course, we're a LEGO family)

My personal favorite way to relax: the beach nap with wet child wrapped in a towel and snuggling.

Gas stove S'mores

And just had to share the sisterly love (check those faces) after one week of togetherness!

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At 5:19 PM, Blogger Darren said...

It sounds (and looks) like it was a great trip. Clare has actually never been to Cape Cod, and it's been several years for me. We've been going to Rhode Island--shorter trip, less traffic and less crowded. I had a friend that used to work at the Chatham Bars Inn though and I always wanted to stay there.

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous DevDad said...

I love Cape Cod! It looks like you guys had a great trip. My family/friends had a big log house steps away from the docks in Hyannis, and we used to spend a few weeks each summer there. I can't wait to take Alex and Sarah up there. They've never been.

- Mike

At 7:08 PM, Anonymous cry it out! said...

That last one is a classic!

At 11:50 AM, Blogger creative-type dad said...

Gas stove S'mores -- why didn't I think of that...?

At 2:46 PM, Anonymous L.A. Daddy said...

Look like an excellent time! Although, you do look a little too pink while at the beach (don't forget the sunblock!)

Hmph. I need a vacation.


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