June 29, 2010 1 Comment
Today was my first full day in Cape Cod–ever! What a place! There’s so much variety of things to do that we couldn’t decide which was best. Should we take a local’s advice and go to Main Street Hyannis, go to the ports or take a factory tour of Cape Cod Chips? I can understand why HomeAway has over 4,000 vacation rentals here, it’s beautiful and full of activity.
After weighing our options, we decided to start our adventure by hitting Main Street for some lunch. We were recommended by a local to go to a place called Common Ground. On the outside, this looks like a normal building, but on the inside it’s a squirrel’s eye view of inside a tree! Seriously, there are branches everywhere and all the chairs and tables are made of wood. The food is all homemade, including fruit smoothies, which are made entirely of fruit (no additives). I had the Baked Haddock sandwich on a freshly made and steamed roll. No haddock will ever top it.
After Main Street, we were so overwhelmed by where to go next, we decided to drive until we could drive no
more. Our “drive of destiny” took us all the way to the tip of the peninsula to a city called Provincetown, better known as “P-town” by locals and now, ourselves. This place has the look of a small fishing town but the energy of a Mexican street market alive with activity. You can imagine how much we stood out while driving through town.
It was in P-town that I ate my first lobster roll, which holds as much cultural importance in the northeast as a cheesesteak does in Philly.
Since we had no more land to drive but still couldn’t decide where to go next, I decided to perform a self-palm reading (I read my own palm, no need for the help of a professional) and my palm was telling me to go see Toy Story 3 from inside the Truckster…
Without hesitation, we went to the Wellfleet Cinema, Cape Cod’s ONLY drive in theater! We arrived, dying for my palm reading to come true and guess what was playing tonight…Toy Story 3!! (don’t worry, no spoilers!). The Truckster was a hit here because clearly people who go to drive-ins like both cars and movies—we became instant celebrities.
Tomorrow we’ll hang around in Hyannis while the Truckster gets a manicure from the garage.
Finally, I can’t resist showing you what I turned and looked at right before backing out of our space…