Thursday, April 24, 2014


Most people, when they think of Wellfleet think of the drive-in movies, the flea market and the Oyster Festival. Today, Bobby and I went to explore the other aspects of Wellfleet. All we had to do was put the car in neutral and the wind pushed us up there. OK, I may be exaggerating, but the wind today was unbelievable!!

First we stopped at PB Boulangerie and Bistro. I wish I could have captured the smell of all the bread there. It was amazeballs (this is much more than just amazing). My chocolate croissant melted in my mouth and we even bought white chocolate bread to bring home! Chocolate and bread= pure happiness.

We took a little hike around a marshy island? I've always wanted to see what was on the other side of this bridge. The views were beautiful and the wind strong!!

We decided that we would be so happy in that little yellow house with the marsh/ocean view. Too cute!

Then we took a road north along the water toward Truro and passed a golf course and ended up at Duck Harbor beach. We were the only ones in the parking lot and as we trudged up the path to the ocean, we were anticipating the winds on the other side of the dunes. It was so blustery, that the sand hurt as it was whipping at you. But, oh what a site!!! We were the only ones (crazy enough) to be on the beach and we could see forever. I can't wait to check it out this summer!!

So take a day trip to Wellfleet, it's totally worth it!! And don't forget to bring me something chocolatey from the bakery!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thinking Snow Thoughts in April

Spring school vacation week is typically suppose to be warm or at least warmer than this...

No, those are not diamonds, but hail. Ick, that definitely does not scream sunbathing in the backyard to me. 

What I have really been wanting to write about every time I drive by them are these "things" hanging from the utility lines in one part of town.

I truly do not know what they are for, but they look like chairlifts for squirrels. Bobby and I almost had one of his sons convinced that that was exactly what they were. 

Boy: "Why are you taking pictures of the sky?"
Me: "I am not. I am taking pictures of the chairlifts."
Boy: "What? Those are chairlifts?"
Bobby: "Yes, for the squirrels to get back and forth."
Boy: "You mean the chairs actually move?"

We couldn't go any farther than that. We were laughing too hard. Got to love gullible kids :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wine Tasting Fun

One of the perks of dating a bartender is that evidently I get to go to wine tastings. What a fine idea: wine tastings. What I put out on twitter was: I am at a wine tasting. The only thing better would be an ice-cream tasting....

I do love wine, but I really love chocolate chip ice cream. I can't even fathom having  50 different brands of chocolate chip ice cream to try. I would know my shit, too. I would be all like, "Oh, that is so creamy" or "Oh, those chocolate chips are divine" or "Well, that is Ben and Jerry's and that is Stop and Shop".

At a wine tasting, things were a little different. There were 75 vendors there and they had all sorts of wines each. You grabbed a glass and they would pour you a little bit of whatever you asked for. People were sniffing, swirling, talking about legs (yes, legs). They were talking price points, vineyards, oak or not oak flavored, citrus or not... It was almost a foreign language. Don't get me wrong, I love white wines. However, I do not have oodles of money to spend on wine, so I tend to go for my typical large bottle of $12.99 Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio. Here at the wine tasting, I was drinking sips of wine where the bottle would have gone for $75. Yikes!

So, I am walking around and who is one of the "vineyards" selling wine, but Bill Lee.(Right now, my uncle is jumping up and down reading this saying, "I know him!") He was a Red Sox pitcher from 1969-1978 which means he was on my radar during the years I followed the Red Sox pitch by pitch. Side note, once upon a time, I wanted to be the first girl to play for the Red Sox. Anyway, his wine Spaceman Wine is pretty good. Here we are:

By the red of our cheeks, I would say we both had our share of wine for the afternoon.

All in all, it was quite the experience and hopefully it was the first of many.....#hinthint