Past couple times that my mom visited Boston, she mentioned that she had never been to Cape Cod so, this time around, I figured I shoud take her there... And then this past week, Sapan's sister (Shruti) and brother-in-law (Neelesh) were visiting so, we wanted to have a nice family outing. Also, Shivani and Dhrumil had also been trying to plan a cape trip for a while. The weather report said it would be a perfect day with thunderstorms in the evening. All these things put together seemed like the stars were aligning for a Cape Cod trip.
On Saturday morning, we woke up and decided to make thikhi poori and mango ras to take with us. Sapan and Co. were supposed to come pick us (me and mom) up at 10, so, we were already running a bit late. And, indeed they did get to my place on time. And, I hadn't even showered till then. (very bad!!). So, a really quick shower and about 1/2 hour later, we were out of the house driving south. We called and asked Shivani and Dhrumil to meet us by the highway.. And, they were running a bit behind as well. Oh well, we all finally got together around noonish and started driving!
Our first destination was the Cape Cod National Seashore . We drove down Rt. 3 South for an hour or so, hit a *little* bit traffic. About half way to the beach, we took a little bio-break at a rest area. Finally, we reached the beach! yea! The weather was perfect. Nice and hot, just the way I like it. One thing we forgot were beach towels. I wasn't exepcting a sandy beach, instead I was expecting a nice rocky one with picnic tables. Well, we didn't care. We found a nice spot and just plopped down. Opened our lunch and started eating. Viraj had a lot of fun just running around near the food.
After food, we decided to just hang out at the beach for a while. We dipped our feet in the chilly water. Here is a photo of my mom taking Viraj in the water for the first time.
And he just loved it. Didn't want to get out. Everytime we would drag him out of the water, he would just run back in.
After spending some time here on the beach, we decided to start heading further up the coast to Provincetown, a small town at the tip of Cape Cod. To get a caffine fix, we first went to a small bakery in by the town ceter and had some coffee and tea (and romantic moments ;-)). After getting some energy we decided to walk down commercial street and pop into tiny little stores along the way. This was more or less like walking down any other main street of a New England beach town. After couple more hours and another round of food, we decided to head back to Boston. Once we were back in Boston, we decided to go to an indian restaurant Grain And Salt . The food there was OK! Has gotten smaller in quantity and didn't come with free rice.. Oh well. We enjoyed nonetheless. After dinner, we went home, plopped into bed and were fast asleep in a manner of minutes.
The rest of the pics from the trip are posted here. The first few ones are of Neelesh and Shruti's visit to Boston Public Gardens. Whew.. That was fun exhausting day.. Looking forward to many more..