Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our Trip-Part 1-3

This morning I started to think about sharing all our pictures with my Evans Family readers as well as Mommy Buzz  readers.Mainly to share with family and some far away friends that don't get a chance to read Mommy Buzz. I wouldn't want to leave them out....
So here are my post from Mommy Buzz about our Cape Cod, New England trip.
Back to the Good Ole.....Life
Well I'm back...
After a week off from blogging I am ready to get back into the groove of things. As some of you know I also took some time away from the blog to vacation with my husband. It had been way to long since our last getaway and it was much needed. I hope you can understand now as to why I chose to not let everyone  know I was gone. I wanted my kids, my sister and her family (who watched our boys for us) to be safe and not to worry about people knowing we were away. Although I wanted to write about it because I was so excited I decided to hold off until I returned. 
Hope you didn't mind! :-)

As I was preparing for this trip, that I was highly anticipating might I add, I was also nervous and already missing my boys that I hadn't even left yet. The preparations for getting the house cleaned, laundry completely done, play with the kids and give them my undivided attention while they were awake, pack, write a list for my sister about schedules and so on was time consuming. Don't get me wrong, loving and playing with my kids is NOT time consuming.....It is precious time. It was everything else that wasn't fun but I knew in the end it would all be worth it. And it WAS....

So that was reason number 1 I took time away. So I could prepare and spend time with my kids before the trip. Reason number 2 is that I was finally getting alone time with my husband and I wasn't going to let anything come between that. Those of you with children understand how rare it is to have complete quiet time with the hubs. I mean can you believe I getting excited over having a meal without food flying everywhere for once. Just kidding ---my kids don't throw food but I was looking forward to quiet relaxed meals...

My husband and I had planned to go to bed early, be completely packed, try to relax and be nice and rested for the trip. Well sleeping was a joke....Although we were packed and ready to go I think we were too ready. Can that be possible?
We both tossed and turned for at least an hour once we were in bed. I am sure you can imagine my racing thoughts that Thursday night. After all the thoughts went through my head I started to pray," Lord, I know you are in control. So please help me rest well and GO TO SLEEP." So I did finally dose off to only wake a few hours later to my 4 am alarm. Yup... That's right my friend. 4 AM. Our plane was leaving at 7:30 am on Friday morning and we had to be at the airport by 5:30. What was I thinking booking an early flight? I guess I wasn't thinking at all but with all the excitement that I had I was able to jump out of bed, get ready, and make it to the airport without any signs of sleep deprivation. 

"Whoo, What a relief..... We made it and with tons of time to spare and no problems getting through security."  Is what I whispered to my husband as we sat down outside the gate we were about to board. I remember thinking, "I am getting 4 entire days with my husband, what am I going to do with all this time?"
Well we had lots planned but more on that later.....

15 Minutest into our flight I told him I was bored.I wasn't used to lull time and now I had to site there for 2 hours with NOTHING to do. So I grabbed a book and tried to read but that didn't last long. I am not a reader and it wasn't holding my interest. At least I tried to enjoy a good book, right?
I know that sounds horrible but he was all into his book and I just wasn't into mine.
So what did I do? While my husband joyfully read. I wrote. Yup, can you believe how fast the time flew. Before you knew it we were landing. Now the fun begins....

You know what? I never told you where we were going, did I? 
Cape Cod, New England. 

I have another post planned for tomorrow with more stories and adventures of our trip. As for now we are home and I have stuff to catch up on. I must go and love on those boys that I so terribly missed and that are very excited to see me, might I add.

(This was another days post below that I am including into 1 big post today)

A Lovely Walk
Today's post is a pick up from yesterdays Back to the good ole...Life. Basically I will show you pictures and  tell you short versions of mine and my hubby's vacation from this past weekend.

So onto our trip. 
Our trip was from Friday Morning April 30th-Monday Night May 3rd. We visited all of Cape Cod and some of Boston. It was neat visiting all the little towns and seeing what each of them had to offered but we did cover alot of ground in that short time. Some of the towns were established as early as the 1600's. Which was really interesting to see.
Here are some pictures to go along with our trip....Well alot of pictures. I will post in parts each day so I don't overload you with them all.

We stayed at a place called Captains House Inn. It was located a few blocks from the ocean on 2 acres in Chatham, New England. It was absolutely gorgeous, romantic, peaceful, and the service and breakfast was always excellent. Each morning the chef/owner/innkeeper made an outstanding breakfast, each afternoon they served tea, and in the evening they had cookies, tea, and coffee. The Inn didn't serve lunch or dinner so we found restaurants with amazing food each day.
This is the Main house(where we stayed.) They also have a Carriage House, Captains Cottage, and Stables for a total of 16 rooms and suites.
These are pictures of our room and bathroom. We had a small staircase that lead right to our door (seen at the top right) and the main staircase was down the hall.
Pictures of the Inn
Sitting Room
Kitchen and Butlers Pantry
The Garden and more of the property
Our attempt of getting a picture of the two of us

A Lovely Walk
These are lovely homes we saw while on our walk in the neighborhood of our Inn.

As I continue to look through my pictures I have so many to share with you. I will have another post tomorrow of the beaches and shopping photos I took.

Beaches and Lighthouses
So I think I am getting close to being done with showing you some pictures from our trip. I know your thinking--few-- this is not a few but I can't narrow them down very well--as you can see. I have one last post tomorrow with food and shopping pictures to show you. After that I think I will be done but for today here are pictures from the beaches and lighthouses we visited.

This is the first beach we attempted to walk on. Due to them working on the ramp and stairs down to the beach they had the beach access closed off. This is one of the thirteen lighthouses on the Cape.

This is Gus--as if you couldn't guess--just gazing out on the beauty and calmness of the morning water.
This next beach was in my opinion the prettiest beach of them all. It was in Truro,on the Harbor side. The water was absolutely gorgeous and the weather was perfect. 

This is almost the same picture as up top but I had to show you the clearness of the water. To bad it was 60 degrees or else I would have gone swimming. It looked so refreshing though!
I know its grainy and not great but it's a picture of us. I think we only have 3 from the entire trip of us both in it.
This next lighthouse is the Chatham lighthouse and beach. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It was pretty chilly this particular morning and we had planned to come back to walk once it warmed up more but this weird fog came rolling in not even 15 minutes later and it lasted til the next day.
This next set of pictures is from Quissett Harbor in Falmouth. The Knob which is the second picture overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. This is a place that as we were there the fog rolled in. You can see how the weather changed from picture to picture.
On our way to the Knob we saw some different types of boats and also got to see first hand how they catch fresh clams.
And last but not least the 1.5 mile trail through the woods to the Knob. 

Previous two post on our Cape Cod, New England trip is found here: A Lovely Walk or Back to the Good Ole...Life


Revelation 4:11

"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being."
Revelation 4:11

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