I'm back after a long absence, for which there is really no particular reason. I've thought of many good posts and had all kinds of experiences that I've thought about sharing, but for whatever reason, I've not had the "push" to actually post. My inspiration came back last week, when I was in one of the most beautiful places that I've been to in America -- Cape Cod, particularly Chatham. Our week there was so special that it was the push that I needed to post.
We stayed in a little carriage house apartment across from Oyster Pond. This is the view that we woke up to every morning.
The flowers in Chatham are just amazing. Everywhere you look, there are stunning hydrangeas and wild roses.
The houses in Chatham couldn't be more adorable.
We stayed steps from downtown Chatham, which is just the most adorable town that you can think of. I found a post online in which a woman wrote that when she went to Chatham, she finally found Stars Hollow. Main street is lined with ice cream shops, an old school hardware store, a variety store, a renovated movie theater and lots of boutiques. There is a gorgeous old public library that is available for use by everyone -- even visitors can get a card & check out books!
On Friday nights, a band plays at the town park bandstand and local churches serve lobster roll dinners. One night, we wandered over to a playground and found that the local minor league baseball team was playing a game. People of all ages were out in lawn chairs & on blankets, watching the game. Stars Hollow, I tell you!
We slept with the windows open almost every night. I cannot tell you what a revelation this was. In Virginia, it is bearable to open your windows maybe 3 nights a year. We woke up to cool breezes and the chirping of birds. My morning walks were greeted with the scents of salt air, flowers and cookies baking at the local market.
The beaches in Chatham are stunning. Lighthouse Beach & Harding Beach were our favorites.
It was a precious time, for us to be together as a family. There were many hours on the beach relaxing and kite flying. We went out almost every night for ice cream and caught a movie at the theater.