|This post is the 4th part of a 2-week series about my recent vacation in New York.|
During our visit to New York – and after my sister, aunts, and cousin left – my brother treated us to a 3-night stay in Cape Cod which was a 5-hour drive from New York.
We headed towards Provincetown, which was at the tip of the Cape Cod peninsula. When we got to Commercial Street in Provincetown, I started feeling like I was at the Hobbits’ Shire (from Lord of the Rings) because the one-way street was just lined with lovely cottages framed by colorful, full-blooming gardens. I knew I was drooling. These cottages were just teasing passersby to explore their warm, cozy interiors. (Of course, I don’t think the owners would appreciate it if I just invited myself in.)
|Didn’t quite capture it, but this tree here with its outstretched branch has a 2-seater wooden swing hanging on it.|
We finally arrived at our destination – the Surfside Hotel and Suites – where my brother reserved us a suite with an ocean view.
|The first thing that caught my eye were these colorful lounge chairs.|
|They couldn’t resist striking a pose even though the sun was blazing hot.|
|Here’s our suite, which is literally steps away from the sandy shore.|
|The suite had a king bed, a sofa bed, a kitchenette, and a Jacuzzi tub.|
|This is what greets us before we walk in our suite.|
|And this is what awaits us when we walk out the back patio.|
As soon as we got settled in our suite, I started exploring the beachside. It’s been a long time since I smelled the salty air – I was excited!
|Mica and Rinoa jumped at the chance to make sand sculptures.|
|And Jessi had her first taste of playing in the pool.|
When evening came, Jay, Ivy, Mica, and my mom tried to go downtown on foot. (I was left to watch Jessi and Rinoa.) And I said tried because they weren’t able to go very far – they were scared off by huge mosquitoes – lol! So we all decided to postpone exploration until the following day.
Check out tomorrow as I share more of Cape Cod. If you want to read the previous posts in this series, here they are: