We returned home from the Cape yesterday! One thing I learned on this vacation is that time does go MUCH slower away from the distractions of the internet and TV! If feels like we have been away for at least a month and it was only two weeks. It feels so good to get away from the rat race! I doubt we will ever try a vacation of this length again though. The boys were bored, very bored. They did work hard helping us as 75% of our vacation was a working one with quite a bit of painting and repair work, but they did get to do some fun stuff, too. We visited the Sandwich glass museum and they really loved seeing the glass blowing demonstrations. We went out on our very first whale watch which was interesting, but the conditions were not the best. Although it was a sunny day when we started out from Barnstable Harbor, by the time we reached the waters off of Provincetown it was extremely foggy. Once in awhile another whale watching boat would pop out of the fog. That was a bit frightening, but the captains of the boats talk to each other and always have the situation under control.
My son was able to get a few pictures...
This one tail shot was the best of the lot. We only saw humpback whales. One even had her baby swimming along with her. It was a long trip of 4 hours and it sure did get cold and windy. If we ever go again we have to make sure there is absolutely no rain or showers in the forecast and it has to be very hot weather.
The boys also enjoyed miniature golf and the Cape Cod Baseball League games. I won't go to watch the games...I would rather stay home (mosquito-free) and work on my knitting. Here's my fishy blanket (tessellated fish) :
Eleven rows of fish completed...that's a grand total of 88 fish. Feels good to have surpassed the halfway mark by a tiny bit :)
Did I make any yarn purchases? Well, yes I did. AC Moore in Hyannis had cotton mill ends on sale and I was lucky to get 3 different colors :)
Now that I'm back I'll be trying very hard to play catch up. We did manage to go grocery shopping this morning. We were totally out of everything. The boys are excited ... we picked up the newest Harry Potter book. We bought the book in the grocery store, but Amazon has a much better price. We also bought Breaking Through. My soon to be tenth grader needed it for summer reading and were not able to find it in our library or anywhere on the cape. Sure wish we had the books for them to read on vacation...oh, well!
Between housework, laundry and getting everything back to normal and under control, email, sail mail, bills and on and on and on... I'll be anxious to visit everyone. At least I'm back and hopefully I can sneak in some time for blogging now and then :) Looking at the calendar it's hard to believe the almost half of the summer has gone by. We'll be shopping for school stuff soon enough!
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer! Happy Knitting :)