Vacation Days 4 & 5 Recap!

All of the photos below were taken by me.

This was a pretty eventful two days to recap. You are in luck ๐Ÿ™‚

I hate making excuses but since I took the photos of the following beach on a digital camera that is now (temporarily) out of service, I have to post a pretty badly composed photo taken on a cell phone. *sigh*

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But anyway, we love that beach because it is an ocean beach that is suitable for surfing and body boarding, etc.

Then we stopped for some souvenirs. I bought some gifts for people at home so I won’t show them in case they are reading this post!

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Do you see that donut with a bite taken out inflatable? I. Need. That.

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And pretty much all of these.

Then we swam at a lake.

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We then went to another beach where I read and finished The Symptoms of my Insanity by Mindy Raf.

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But the best was saved for last…
We got nitrogen ice cream! (Ice cream made with Liquid Nitrogen)

The awesome thing about this place was that they make the ice cream, made to order, right in front of your eyes. Each day they make only 3 ish flavors, so you get something different every time! Tonight they served Cotton Candy, Maple Walnut, and Cake Batter.

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I got cake batter flavor with oreos on top ๐Ÿ™‚

It was pricey, even for one scoop, but one is all you need. This is very dense, creamy, super fresh ice cream, so 1 scoop is more than your average one scoop.

So that’s my recap! Stay tuned for my bout of books recap later tonight!

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Vacation Day 3 Recap!

Monday began with a tour of the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory. I did this once about ten years ago but we wanted to see it as it is now.

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Sadly, photography was not allowed inside.

The tour is free and at the end you get a free bag of chips! They were making the reduced fat ones that day so those were in the free bags. Let me tell you that they taste even better fresh.

But those weren’t enough for us, apparently, because we saw this cute little sampler set:

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Then, we drove around and saw things like:
A giant elephant sculpture

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Every year, we see these neat sand sculptures around the towns, but we drive by so fast its hard to get a good picture. These are both cropped pretty badly, but whatever.

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And some more sweet stuff was found at a supermarket…

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We then went to the beach in the evening. I will be bombarding my tumblr followers with some of the better photos I took here.

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Lastly, can we appreciate the cuteness of this stuffed lobster and dolphin wearing hoodies?

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I will recap today later this week! I took all of today’s pictures on a different device so I don’t have them with me.

I hope your week is going well!

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Vacation Day 1-2 Recap

Somehow, it is my 16th year vacationing here on Cape Cod. It is the sort of place that becomes a family tradition. But each year, we try to keep traditions while trying new things. It’s hard to squeeze everything into a one week time frame, especially if the weather decides to be unpredictable (It was sunny about ten minutes ago and now its raining?!?). But here is one of the new things we tried.

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What’s new about home fries and fruit, you ask? When we come to the Cape, we sometimes go out for dinner. But today, we went to Brax Waterfront Dining for the Sunday brunch special. It is all you can eat paradise, and has a view!

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It was hard to capture the view because of the buffet; this means waiters were constantly running back and forth retrieving everyone’s plates when they got up for more food. This was the only picture I could snap. I promise it’s better in person.

Now, for some more foodstagrams. (Speaking of which, I’m thinking of making an Instagram for this blog.)

Plate 1:

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That chocolate covered circle there is actually a cream puff. Somehow I didn’t know and put my knife through it; it squirted cream EVERYWHERE. But it was amazing.

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Plate 2:

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Those French toast sticks were DIVINE. If you ever go to this restaurant, get them and dip them in syrup. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

After the brunch we were absolutely stuffed. I mean I felt like an oompa loompa about to fall over, especially as I watched other people get up for thirds. As much as I could go for more French toast, I figured I had enough. So we drove around a little bit, did some shopping, and then I saw this:

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It sort of reminded me of Jay Jay the Jet Plane; the little planes sitting by the hangar.

It’s still early afternoon but we are visiting family later so I figured I would do the recap now. Bout of Books 11 starts tomorrow and I can’t wait to do some reading on the beach! I’m praying for sunny weather.

Like this post if you are excited for B.O.B 11 too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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