Carly, a friend that I have known since I was 14 called me on Tuesday. She needed a weekend away from her busy schedule and Im always willing to accompany friends on weekend getaways. We quickly decided that we wanted to go to the beach!
Carly picked out a condo for us to stay in Provincetown, MA on the tip of cape cod. It could not have been more amazing or in a better location. We were right on the beach and right outside our front door was the main shopping area of the town. We were a short walk away from all the essential things for vacation. Joe's coffee shop with fresh scones made daily, the lobster pot with the best oysters, a cute little video store, homemade chocolates and ice cream, a cheap wine store, and numerous art galleries, used book stores and restaurants.
On Saturday it was rainy and windy and unbearable to be outside. We spend a lot of time relaxing on the comfy sofas in our condo and eventually we managed to go out and take a driving tour of the area.
It cleared up a little bit on Saturday night, making it a bit more enjoyable to take a walk for a seafood dinner We went to the Lobster Pot, a quintessential beach-side restaurant packed with a combination of locals and tourist and a massive menu. It was so good that we went back again on Sunday night.
Carly and I both enjoy entertaining our dogs, playing on the beach, stopping at every market and general store and driving around and looking at beautiful homes. So that is exactly how we spent most of our time.
We went out for another drive on Sunday to enjoy the sunshine. We stumbled on a beautiful vineyard that was opened and offering wine tastings.
Our favorites were....
Cranberry Red dessert wine (Tasting Notes Fresh and bold, red Beaujolais character blended with delicate Cape Cod cranberries. Super with roast turkey, duck, or pheasant.) and the
Sauvignon Blanc (Tasting Notes Bright golden color, clear and radiant. Aromas of white flowers, pear, peach and honeydew melon. Nice tropical zip and zing typical of Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect served well chilled with oysters, clams, mussels, grilled fish and spicy cuisine.)
We found the dog park in Provincetown, which was not especially impressive but was fun to chat with the local dog people and watch the dogs play in the gravel.