Friday, September 7, 2012

Summer's Not Over Yet


     Well, I thought the weekend before Labor Day was going to be our last summer fling, when we traveled to Pennsylvania to see B's sister and spend a few days with them in their century-old stone farmhouse. They're not farmers. They're teachers (one of them just retired). But they have a little cornfield in their front yard and a major kitchen garden out back, and we feasted on corn and tomatoes and vegetables for three days.

     But, somehow, it didn't seem like enough. We yearned for the seashore. So B has managed to get a couple of days off from work, and we're headed to Cape Cod for a different kind of weekend. Fish and clams and lobsters, and sand in our clothes, and a bike ride along the coastline.

     It's after Labor Day. The summer crowds are gone. Rates are down a little. And we don't have kids in school, so we can go.

     A few years ago, after we spent a week in Montauk where the ocean water is cold, B bought me a wetsuit as a Christmas present. So I'm bringing along my wetsuit. They say the water off Cape Cod stays warm into September.

     I'm not sure I believe them. But I'll give it a try.

     See you next week.


8 comments:

Olga said...

My husband took me to Cape Cod the first September of my retirement to distract me from the fact that it was the first time in 50+ years I wasn't heading into school. It is the best time to go. Have fun.

Stephen Hayes said...

Just remember to get out of the water, and fast, if you hear cello music.

schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

Have fun. I am sure it is warmer than Lake Michigan in August. Dianne

Woman Seeking Center said...

Apparel that gives one the appearance of being 'sealion-esque' (a la wetsuit) in CCod waters these days may not be ideal. Just sayin... :-)

Or as someone said recently, "I've yet to be bitten by a shark, which has been a disapointment to both the sharks and my wife". lol

Cautions aside, have a wonderful time.

Douglas said...

Define "warm" in terms of ocean water... I grew up in south Florida... warm is above 78 for me.

June said...

A Cape Cod weekend sounds perfect.
I need to plan a weekend away. It might not happen until next summer, but the planning will keep me happy.

Dick Klade said...

Yep. It's time for a getaway. We're heading for Niagara Falls, not to do what younger couples concentrate on while there, but actually to look at the falls!

Knatolee said...

Sounds pretty perfect! Have a great time.