Sunday started in the same way as Saturday morning – with a run. This time we explored a new neighborhood which was a bit off the typical route to the beach, and again I loved looking at beautiful cape cottages and historic homes. It was so pleasant to run in a new area, and we both enjoyed starting the day on an energetic note!
Our run ended at a place of pilgrimage: the Donught Shack. This glorious location was within walking distance of our home, and provided a wonderful treat for Sunday morning. We got a variety of flavors to sample – I think my favorite was butternut, but I was happy with them all! Between the five of us we were each able to get a taste. YUM.
My parents had plans with friends for the morning, so Teddy, Anne and I set off exploring parts of downtown Dennis. We started at the yarn store (obviously), but also enjoyed meandering through several antique stores and gift shops. We lost Teddy after a while, but he headed home to his happy place in the hammock and Anne and I continued to poke around.
Finally, we picked up amazing sandwitches at the Mercantile and enjoyed a late lunch in the sun at home. Later in the afternoon Teddy and I headed out to explore some more on bikes – the weather was hot, but it was fun to get some more exercise and enjoy the summer breeze.
Later at home we got sucked into a puzzle, and had fun working on it for the evening while we made dinner. Nothing like a good grill meal in the summer.
In the evening we watched a very interesting documentary – “Virtuosity – The Cliburn” before heading to sleep.
Monday morning was a bit more relaxed – I immediately got sucked into the puzzle, but headed out to go mini-golfing later in the morning. Always a Cape Cod classic, and I even won the first round! Whoo! After another relaxing afternoon at home, we headed back to the Surfside Grill (told you it was amazing) for one more meal on the beach. It was again, so wonderful! Not to miss our summertime classic – we enjoyed ice cream at Captain Frosty’s before getting back on the road.
Spending four days at the cape was perfect – enough time to feel like we were really far away from home, but not so long that it was logistically challenging to pull off. I’m already looking forward to going back next summer!