Get ready for picture overload!
I just got back from yet another long weekend away. This past Thursday Alan, Sirius and I headed down to Chatham, Massachusetts with some friends of ours. We got in late Thursday night, around 10:30 or so. Traffic wasn’t too bad – which was amazing. Anytime you have to go through Boston it is always hit or miss on the traffic. I guess we timed it right this time.
We woke up early on Friday to get the day going. Friday we went into downtown Chatham and walked around and took in the sights of the town. Pete’s sister owns the neatest store in downtown Chatham called The Fisherman’s Daughter. If you are ever in the area you must go check out this store. Taylor, who owns the store makes some of the clothing that is in the store. She also has it stocked with other organic clothing or things for the house. I had to be held back after my second transaction at the store. Then I thought of more stuff I wanted so on the way home I had Christine, Pete’s wife stop into the store to pick more stuff up for me. Yes, it was that good and it was at the end of the season and it was not fully stocked. I couldn’t even imagine how much trouble I would get into if it was fully stocked! I got some fabric napkins, a Kiel James Patrick bracelet, a Christmas ornament made out of old school maps of Chatham, a handmade head band made by Taylor, and a really cute summer dress. Yes, I found a ton of stuff!
Saturday we had another busy day. We got up and got ready to spend another sun filled down outside. Pete’s dad has a camp on a small island that you have to take a boat to get to. We went there on Saturday and did a 3 mile hike through the sand dunes to check out the island. We ran up and down the sand and along the waters edge. What an unbelievable place and a free pedicure on top of the sights!
The gang walking through the cut through to get to the other side of the island
We walked MILES in the sand through the island. It was amazing
Pete used to clam when he was in high school and living on the Cape, his sister still does go clamming. We found some clam holes while on the island and they demonstrated how they would procure the clams since Alan and I were clueless
A live sand dollar
Alan and I
On our way back from the island to the main land we saw HUNDREDS of seals!
Sunday we were all pretty tired from the day before but we had another packed day ahead. We drove an hour to get to Provincetown at the tip of the cape. We stopped at one of the beaches at the tip of the cape and hung out there for awhile. Then we headed into the town area to do some shopping, eating and walking around. By far an unbelievable place to visit. Dogs everywhere!
Riding in the car with Sirius and Sebastian on our way to the beaches
Running along the beach with Sirius
Alan and Sirius relaxing
We knew he was a snow mutt, but apparently he is a sand mutt too!
Happy Husky Crab!
So many dog bowls and water fountains for dogs all throughout Provincetown. Loved that!
Third time is not the charm. However, this was the best out of all three photos we took. Oh well.
On our way back to Chatham we stopped at another beach, Coast Guard Beach. BEAUTIFUL. I had an amazing vacation with amazing people. I cannot wait to go back to the cape and enjoy some more time and explore some more of the area. Maybe next summer! Unfortunately, I didn’t only have a vacation from work but a vacation from running. I did a ton of walking on the beach which strained my calves and therefore didn’t do any road running. Oh well. Breaks are good some times.