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June 16, 2010

Weekend at the Edge of the World

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Hubby and I have had a nice tradition for virtually every year since we’ve been married; we go away for the weekend for our anniversary, just the two of us.  It has always been somewhere within driving distance of our home and within view of the ocean.  Usually we’ve gone to Maine or Cape Cod, and once or twice Cape Ann.  As I may have mentioned before, my mom moved to the Cape about 7 years ago; that makes it quite convenient for us to leave our girls with their grandmother for the weekend and head to a beachfront hotel on our own.  The past few years, I have been able to find very nice, affordable oceanfront  lodging in the small town of Truro, MA.  This year, we stayed at the Top Mast Resort.  This was the view from our room:

And looking up the beach the other way:

I called this post Weekend at the “Edge of the World” because I have a memory of a friend of my mother’s from my childhood saying, “Take me to the edge of the world!” when they went away for a girls’ weekend at the Cape.  The edge of the world, from their point of view was Provincetown, MA, even more specifically Race Point:

This is Provincetown Harbor as seen from Pilgrim Monument; the spit of land to the mid-right of the shot is Race Point.  I tried walking out to the lighthouse there last year on my visit but,

it felt a lot like that scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail where they keep showing the knights trying to approach the castle but they never get any closer.  Hubby and I had been walking for a long time on one of my wild goose chases, as he likes to call it, (photo adventures is my preferred term – check comment #1 for an explanation!) and we just didn’t have the steam to continue.  But enough about last year!

Due to a pretty lousy week for hubby and me, our anniversary weekend away this year became more about relaxing and enjoying each other’s company at the beach.  No big hiking or biking expeditions or photo adventures.  We  lounged on our balcony while the weather allowed:

Fantasized about what it would be like to own beach property like this:

Breathed in ocean air and watched the birds fly by:

Wait a second!  Birds? On my small LCD screen while quickly grabbing this lucky shot, I thought I had maybe taken a picture of some white geese or some other sea fowl when I saw those long necks.  Imagine my surprise when I looked at this picture on my computer and discovered they were swans!  Not as impressive as Brian’s swans  or as playful as Tracy’s, but swans none-the-less!

In addition to lounging on our balcony, we did travel to the bustling Commerical Street in Provincetown where we shopped for souvenirs for our girls, bought comfy sweats at Cuffy’s, had some good meals, and took pictures for Kathy’s photo playdate.  I also met up with a witch doctor ( I think!):

and admired some stunning roses:

(Gee, I’m feeling a bit here like I might have almost completed Scott’s next photo assignment, which he hasn’t even officially assigned yet!  Not to worry, I’ll happily do more when the  assignment is official!)

Oh, I said in my last post that I’d talk more about dogs!  Provincetown is a very dog friendly town.  People walk their dogs everywhere in P-town. (I was not blog-thinking enough to grab some shots of some of the wide variety of pooches that I saw this weekend).  In addition to dog bakeries, Provincetown also features shops where you can buy virtually anything for your dog and for dog lovers, as well as one of the nicest dog parks I’ve ever seen:

One of many sweet sentiments engraved on the walkway into the Bark Park:

Provincetown, or the Edge of the World, is a place known for its creativity, diversity, and artistry.  Provincetown, for me, is a place known for my weekend of anniversity? LOL, I tried!


  1. Ah, vacation . . .

    The thing about owning beach property–or property across from an access path to the beach 🙂 –is that eventually you might want to go there to live. Then where do you go for a vacation?

    Comment by Gerry — June 16, 2010 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

    • I don’t think I’d have a problem with that, Gerry! If my day ever comes to be that lucky, I’ll be very content to stay home on a “staycation!” 😀

      Comment by Karma — June 17, 2010 @ 12:55 pm | Reply

  2. LOVE the photo of you and the Witch Doc. Cracking me up.

    Comment by Renae — June 16, 2010 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

    • Cracked me up too – that’s why I made hubby take my picture with him. “oo ee oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang!”

      Comment by Karma — June 17, 2010 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

  3. You’re close, Karen. What a nice trip report. Have any seafood? 🙂

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — June 17, 2010 @ 8:23 am | Reply

    • Oh, but of course! Hmmm let me think. I had: baked stuffed sole, fried scallops, seafood alfredo, and a hot lobster roll. How’s that for seafood?

      Comment by Karma — June 17, 2010 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

      • You and your sister have me wanting to try those lobster rolls. Definitely on my list the next time I’m out your way.

        Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — June 17, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

      • You got a hot lobster roll in Massachusetts?!?! Huh!

        Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — June 18, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

      • Yes! I actually got it on our drive back from P-town before we picked up the girls; it was at a little place on 6A in Brewster called JT’s Seafood if you are ever interested. They actually have “Hot Lobster Rolls” on their sign. You walk up and order your food, then they bring it to you.

        Comment by Karma — June 18, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

  4. What a great tradition! You’re so lucky to be able to do that.
    That beach looks soo nice! Wish I could be there right now…

    Comment by thedailyclick — June 17, 2010 @ 8:54 am | Reply

    • Great tradition indeed! I hope to continue it for many, many years to come.

      Comment by Karma — June 17, 2010 @ 12:58 pm | Reply

  5. You have GOT to laugh at those dog faced fire hydrants… lol.. I wonder what the dogs think of them !?!?… That sure does look like a great place to get away from it all and relax though, and it’s nice to see they have swans too… 😉

    Comment by FS Photography — June 17, 2010 @ 10:19 am | Reply

    • I don’t know if you can tell in my shot of them, but each hydrant has a “profession” as well! There is one each of a fireman, a policeman, and a highway department worker. I can imagine what the dogs “think” of them! 😉

      Comment by Karma — June 17, 2010 @ 12:59 pm | Reply

  6. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary! That view is simply gorgeous! Hubby and I could walk that beach for hours and hours and hours.

    LOL! LOVE Monty Python! The Meaning of Life, Life of Brian, Holy Grail…’Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.’ Priceless!

    Once again, thanks for the shout out! Your photo of swans in flight is awesome!

    Definitely a witch doctor, gorgeous roses, fun dog park and fantastic dog quote. All adds up to one amazing weekend! Congrats to you and the hubs!

    Comment by Milkayphoto — June 17, 2010 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

    • LOL, Tracy! This is too funny! Out of all the possible Monty Python lines you could have chosen to quote (and there are sooooo many as they are very quotable!) you chose one that my daughter has recently chosen to repeat on a regular basis! She’s now old enough to appreciate MP humor and watch the Holy Grail not too long ago. I had actually forgotten that line from the French taunting (Go away or I shall taunt you a second time!) before she started saying it.

      Thanks very much! Glad you enjoyed the post!

      Comment by karma — June 17, 2010 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

      • It was either that or “I fart in your general direction”… a quote that is (sadly) often said in our house! 😉

        Comment by milkayphoto — June 17, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

      • Our hubbies must share some similarities as well! 😉

        Comment by Karma — June 18, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    • Stop talking in that OUTrageous French accent!

      Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — June 18, 2010 @ 9:46 pm | Reply

  7. […] My mom lives there, so my sister, girls and I make regular visits.  Hubby and I have the anniversary trip as […]

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