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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Trip to the Cape, Pt. 4

'Evening, everybody! 
I'm in a chipper mood to day... want to know why?
Because I'll be staying at the Hancock Inn in
New Hampshire for two nights this August!

The Hancock Inn is New Hampshire's oldest operating inn, 
and resides on the foothills of Mount Monadnock 
in the historic town of Hancock 

Not only am I excited to stay in this wonderful inn, I'm
also ecstatic to see New Hampshire for the very first time!
Like many of you know, as much as I love New England, I haven't 
seen nearly enough of it yet! So to finally have the opportunity
to visit a state I haven't been to before is a dream come true for me!

The room we'll be staying in ♥

We'll be leaving for Hancock on August 10th, and
will return on the 12th. Until then, I'll keep you all posted!

back to my trip on the Cape!

On our last day, we met up with fellow blogger, and friend 
of mine, Ms Graysea for tea at the Dunbar Tea Shop in town . . .

The Tea Shop

Meeting in person for the very first time! ♥

My yummy (and adorable) "Afternoon Tea"

Mom enjoying hers...
Marcia ordered one as well!
(who could resist?)

After sipping on our tea and chit chatting awhile,
Marcia took us on a wonderful tour of the village,
driving us through hidden side streets and stopping at 
Town Neck Beach, site of the famous Sandwich boardwalk 
and saltmarsh, to let us soak in the incredible view. . . .

Dramatic fog...


After we said our goodbyes to Marcia, we went 
for a short walk, drove back to Town Neck Beach again,
then toured around the neighborhoods so I could take 
more photographs with my nicer camera . . .

View of Newcomb Tavern and Dexter Gristmill across the pond
Beautiful reflection in the water!

Alternate angle

Mom enjoying the inn coffee by the pond

Churches of Sandwich

Back at the boardwalk... the weather cleared up!

I have to be honest with you: I was too
afraid to walk any further down the boardwalk;
Being terrified of heights, my knees were 
getting wobbly with the absence of a guard rail...
It may not look it, but there was quite a big drop!  

Admiring the view once again

Charming house on the marsh my mom fell in love with

Pretty house we found on our drive

I love this picture ♥

Gorgeous, vibrant flowers

Trellis covered in roses... wow.

Crow Farm, founded in 1916, and 
continuously run by the same family.
How cute is it?! 

That evening, we drove back to Yarmouthport
and had a fabulous dinner at the Old Yarmouth Inn . . .

Cute sign

Monogramed wine glass... nice touch!

Baked Artichoke Dip with assorted crackers

Coastal Haddock, Sea Scallops, and Jumbo Shrimp
baked in lemon butter sauce with butter baked rice

My dessert:
Triple Chocolate Torte!

We enjoyed Yarmouthport so much, we decided
the next time we visit the Cape, we'll book an inn there

P.S.- I forgot to mention that I never ended up
going to Eden Hand Arts-- Mom and I had so
many other plans around town, we never
had the chance to drive out to Dennis.
Oh, well. I know I'll be back!

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Photos of my arrival and first day in Nantucket
... next post!

♥  . . .  T o   b e   c o n t i n u e d . . .  ♥

Monday, June 28, 2010

Trip to the Cape, Pt. 3

Tonight I'll be continuing with photos of
my trip to Sandwich; I apologize if it seems
like they're taking forever (I haven't even got
up to Nantucket yet!), but I have over 300
and I'd really like to share them all with you!
So, please, just bear with  me :p

Next morning's cup of coffee... cute cup, eh?

In my monogrammed robe!

Table setting

Assorted fruit... yum.

Tomato and scallion egg white omelet
on an English muffin half... dee-licious!

After breakfast, we walked directly across 
the street to the Sandwich Glass Museum . . .

Glassware on display

So pretty!

After the museum, we took a drive out on 6A
and stopped at Titcomb's Bookshop . . .

The beautiful house attached

The charming little shop
(I loved the way the books resting
on the open window sill looked!)

After we browsed through the bookshop
and a bought a couple of items (I found
an old written-in baby book, and Tasha 
Tudor note cards!), we headed east to
gorgeous Yarmouthport and stopped at
The Friday Club for some strawberry shortcake . . .

The Friday Club

Our adorable table ♥


Mom ready to dig in!

(I wanted that tablecloth so badly!)

Then, later that evening, we went to Hyannis to 
hop on board Cape Cod Central Railroad's
Elegant Dinner Train! ♥. . .

Awaiting the train...

Here it comes!

Yup, that's the one!

Our assigned car, "Sandy Neck"

Our lovely table

First course: 
New England Clam Chowder

Second Course:
Stuffed Salmon Florentine
(it was so good!)

Enjoying the sights during dinner
(it was a bit rainy out, but I thought it
only added to the coziness!)

See what I mean? :)

And, finally, the Third Course:
Raspberry Truffle Cheesecake
(I don't even have to tell you how good that was!)

My verdict on the dinner train?...
Worth every single penny!

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Pictures of my meeting with a fellow blogger
and dear friend who lives on the Cape,
many more sites around Sandwich,
and dinner in Yarmouthport... next post!

♥ . . .  T o   b e   c o n t i n u e d  . . . ♥
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