This weekend I went up to Dartmouth Massachusetts where my Mother spends the cold months as she rents her house during Summer. I wanted to take a weekend to get away from the city, get lots of fresh air, family time, and help my Mother with a number of things around the house.
On Sunday my sister, Mother and I took the dog to her favorite spot, the dunes of Horseneck Beach. The area was quiet and remembered me a lot of this scene in Harry Potter.
My mothers backyard is wetlands, to the amount of moss which grows in her backyard is out of control. She uses a lot of it with flower/bulb arrangements she gives away as gifts.
You won’t fit in with the neighbors unless you have an old truck or car somewhere in your backyard. Where else would the mice of Massachusetts stay warm?
My favorite pup on earth. All she does is run in the woods and sniff every hole and tree. I like to brag as the vet always tells my mom Cleo is the healthy dog she’s ever seen. Another point for the mutts!
Each Fall visit to Dartmouth always entails in a few truck loads of wood to stack. Sure beats a gym workout.
If I was to pick one place to stay all Summer hands down it would be where I spent most every Summer when I was little, Newport Rhode Island. High up on this list would be this place, Captain Jack’s Wharf cabins in Provincetown, on the tip of Cap Cod.
My mother lives right under the Cape, and I have lived in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts to the age of 23, and I’ve only been to Hyannis once. It’s great if you want to spend your weekend in traffic, but it’s hard to avoid the gorgeous scenes and atmosphere of the Cape.
Sign me up for one of these cabins, and someone fork over 2k for a weekend! Bah! It’s insane that you can rent my mothers house for two weeks for that price, but whatever these cabins look so relaxing to me, this needs to happen one day. These cabins are one of those Summers places you’re meant to track in sand, and throw your towel wherever you please.
I bet the water pressure sucks, but who cares!
This could be your morning commute.
Photos by Wendy Goodman.