July 9, 2012

Serious Vacation

I love to travel. If money and time weren't limitations I'd likely wander endlessly. But often after my travels I feel I need a vacation from the vacation since I come home exhausted from the various adventures and activities. Last week's vacation was a completely different story, a true vacation from stress, obligations and everyday life. It was so relaxing that I didn't turn my computer on until late in the week and even then couldn't bring myself to spend any time on it. Days went by where I didn't read email or look at my phone aside from a Facebook upload or check-in.

I spent a week in Provincetown, Massachusetts, all the way on the tip of Cape Cod. Our house was in the far West End, about as close as you can get to the tip of the Cape.

I was joined by my mom and dad, my sister and her husband, and my boyfriend. We spent the week relaxing on our waterfront deck, swimming, going to the beach, walking, exploring, grilling, sleeping, reading. But before I sound too lazy, I was also active the entire week. Mark and I ran three consecutive days, something I haven't been able to do in more than two years. My feet held up and kept allowing me to progress so I'm cautiously optimistic things are improving. I did three open water swims and spent one day walking across Provincetown Bay via a 1.22 mile jetty that is partially submerged during high tide. That was an adventure.

Then I tried something new and went kayaking for an afternoon. I was skeptical but ended up loving it! I made it all the way across the bay to the West End, then across to the tip of Long Point. It felt amazing to step onto that beach knowing I'd made it on my own steam.

Provincetown is a magical place and it's even more magical when you can share it with people you love. Here are a few shots from my week in paradise.

 My two men, we brought Otis with us! 

View of our house at low tide

 Mark and I on the deck

Dinner at our FAVORITE - Moby Dick's in Wellfleet

Local Provincetown oysters that we shucked ourselves

The harbor just before dusk


  1. what a beautiful place! sounds like a pretty perfect vacation to me, and good for you for just relaxing and going with the flow!

  2. I adore the cape! Looks like a fabulous time!

  3. gorgeous! love the activities too - "walking across water" and kayaking is always fun. and at least you weren't the guy off another part of MA being tailed by a great white while kayaking!



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