Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cape Cod

We were in Cape Cod.  Many of you guessed New England but Angela at Love Being a Nonny was the only one who said Cape Cod.
These pictures are in Chatham. 
I would have loved to buy all this china.  Prices were too steep for me.

Window boxes were everywhere.

Cute little signs tempted you into the shops.

There were huge hydrangea bushes everywhere you looked.
Flowers in abundance. Isn't this lavender fabulous?

We stayed at a house in Dennis.  This is a home in the neighborhood where we stayed. 

You can't be in New England without having lobsters and steamed clams!


The best time of day was sunset at Breakwater Beach in Brewster.  The tide goes out really far and you can walk very far from shore.  See how small the people are and you can walk out much  farther than that.


Here is my family "posing".  Our oldest son and his family weren't able to join us, but at least we had one of our grandchildren with us.   I'm taking the picture.



Good bye Cape Cod.  We loved you when our children were young and spent many summer vacations there  with them and you helped us make some wonderful memories again. 

Rhondi xo

41 comments:

  1. Hi Rhondi....Cape Cod is one of the places on my list to visit one day! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Pretty photos!~Hugs, Patti

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  2. Rhondi,
    Lucky you. I have always wanted to go there. I love the song "Old Cape Cod" , too. :)

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  3. Your summer porch party was beautiful, Rhondi, and your vacation as well. I love the flowers and the little sign... thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful July! roxanne

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  4. OH Rhondi, what a fabulous vacation! Love, love that area! Our family homestead is in Sandwich! I love all of the quaint little shops, everything is just so charming! You have such a great looking family!

    Glad I found your blog!

    Nancy

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  5. What wonderful pictures...We just got back from Martha's Vineyard...(I did 2 posts with similiar pictures as yours)....but I think I would have rather gone somewhere on Cape Cod..I love that you had a lobster dinner...nobody would let me do any cooking..I was very upset about that...I was hoping to go and spend my days making chowder...Didn't you just love all the beautiful flowers everywhere...I was in photography heaven...

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  6. Oh Rohndi, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. How nice to reignite those wonderful memories and to have your family - as it's grown - with you.

    Hope you'll come and join in the fun of Summer Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  7. Hi Rhondi, It's a long way to Cape Cod from (old) England but it's a place I'd love to visit. Lucky you. Love the blue and white china. Prices a bit steep......very clever play on words! Eli x

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  8. Rhondi,
    Isn't it great there. My Uncle used to live outside of Boston, so we got to go to The Cape several times when I was younger.
    Have a great time!
    Robin

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  9. Beautiful pictures..love the one of your family!!

    Miss Bloomers

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  10. Rhondi, what beautiful, beautiful pictures! Cape Cod is wonderful! I have loved visiting there in the past. Glad you had a wonderful time and made some memories!

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  11. Hi Rhondi,
    I love Cape Cod too and I would love to go back sometime. I love those dishes too and nice beach photo of your family.

    Carolyn

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  12. Oh that looks like so much fun. All of the china really was stunning in your pic. Love the flowers too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Oh Rhondi,
    The Cape Cod Lavender Farm is in Chatham, remember the post I wrote recently. I love the Cape, I'm about forty minutes to Sandwich. Looks like you had a glorious time with your family. Love the photo on the beach, and you got to play with your Grandchildren too.

    Did you have some Chawda too! I love how beautiful the gardens look close to the shore.

    So glad that you had good weather.

    Karen

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  14. I have never been to Cape Cod, but after seeing your pictures I must put in my list of places to visit. Beautiful.

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  15. Hi Rhondi! I'm sure you had a marvelous time. What gorgeous pictures you've taken. The Lobster! Yummy! I've been to Cape Cod once in the fall and just fell in love with it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. Thanks for taking me along on your trip to the beautiful Cape.
    Joyce

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  17. What a great place to go for a holiday with your family, Rhondi. That beach looked so inviting! I'd have been tempted by the china too, but I love a bargain too much to pay a steep price - I'm with you there!

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  18. Wonderful photos! Everything was fun to see and then you get to those plates of lobster! Just that would be a fun quilt wouldn't it? It looked like a cartoon they were so big. I have never been to Cape Cod but what fabulous place-loved all of those flower boxes and hydrangeas (my favorite!)-thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hello - sounds like you had a really nice time and you are so lucky you had your family with you. Looking forward to seeing more pictures!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  20. It looks glorious! All the beautiful flowers and homes and it looks like you had beautiful clear skies:>) I would love to see the Cape! Your blog looks beautiful too, love the new header and background:>)

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  21. What a fantastic place for a holiday, I loved all the gorgeous photos, especially the one of the lobsters and clams.

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  22. Rhondi, I love Cape Cod! What a wonderful visit you took us on! The hydrangeas are superb!
    Thanks for stopping by! I am also your newest follower.
    Yvonne

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  23. Hi Rhondi,

    Oh my goodness - what a fun vacation you had. The blue and white china and hydrangeas are fabulous. I adore Cape Cod - the houses - flowers and charm - so glad that you all had a wonderful summer trip.
    Blessings, Erin

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  24. Oh what fun! I was wrong, too -- should have guessed Chatham, but I haven't been on the Cape in years! It's so beautiful there. Gorgeous pictures; wish i had a vacation coming up!
    Cass

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  25. That is a beautiful family picture and what fantastic memories for you all.

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  26. Beautiful photos of your vacation and your family, Rhondi. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  27. So glad I found you again. Love Cape Cod, was only there was in my life when I lived in the NE but your beautiful pics bring back memories. Hmmm the lobsters!! Yummy. Love to eat them but despise cooking them myself as I cannot bear to hear them squeal when you drop them in the pot. Beautiful flowers, love the cute signs at the entrances to the shops. Thanks for sharing your vacation with us.

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  28. Looks like a wonderful place to vacation. The ocean, all the shops, good food. Maybe, one day!

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  29. Hi Rhondi!

    thank you so much for that lovely visit on my blog!

    We had a great day at Mia's! She is just as lovely and generous as she appears in her blog :O) And her garden, oh my, it's impossible to digest all the colours and smells. I never get tired of studying all the colourful flowers :O)

    I see you have a great vacation in Cape Cod. I love those houses and the atmosphere that appears in your pictures. Wish to visit there sometime :O)

    Hope you have a wonderful day!!

    Yvonne

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  30. What a fun vacation, Rhondi! I just love the bright red geraniums in their white containers! They simply can't survive very well in our summer heat...I miss them.

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  31. That looks like so much fun! I have a serious New England lust, but I haven't been able to get back there for nearly 20 years. Sigh!
    ~Angela :-)

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  32. Hi Rhondi,
    Wow! I have always wanted to go to Cape Cod... Its on my bucket list! I love lobster but I just can't eat it when the eyes are looking at me LOL
    I am so ready for a trip to the ocean.
    I enjoyed your post!
    Have a sweet day, Hugs~Elizabeth

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  33. Glad you had such a greatvacation Rhondi....lovely place!

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  34. Rhondi, I'm just back from Santa Fe, but Cape Cod is one of my favorite summer destinations. Love the Cape and Nantucket! ~ Sarah

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  35. Hi Rhondi, so glad to meet you today for the first time (my first visit to your blog)....I'm now following I like your blog that much! I share alot of your passions as well, I think. Gardening, quilting, cooking, traveling, etc. I will enjoy reading your posts and hope that you will stop by my little ol' blog and enjoy following as well. From South Carolina, Roz @ La Bella Vita

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  36. Cape Cod is one of my very favorite places. Being there makes me want to come home and build window boxes!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  37. Such a beautiful sunset. Glad you got away.

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  38. Take me next time! Wonderful photos. Thanks for taking us along. ooxx`jodi

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  39. What a lovely place to spend on vacation with your family! I would want to buy all the blue and white china too! And the hydrangeas are gorgeous!

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  40. I have never been but it looks absolutely fantastic. What a fun time, great food, fun shopping, beautiful flowers and buildings and I adore your sunset shot. We did that about 10 years ago in Hawaii with a professional photographer with all of us holding hands. Three years ago we had grown as a family and tried to do it ourselves with a tripod and it would have turned out but my teenage son had messed with the camera so when we got back and looked on the computer everything was grainy! We just turned it sepia and made it look artsy.

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Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi