Monday, November 28, 2005

Best Underphotographed Weekend Getaway

So I spent my Thanksgiving Vacation up at Cape Cod making new friends and strengthening ties with old friends. Erin, Liesel, Don, Jacob, and I "left" New York around 3:30 (or was it 4?) on Wednesday and got to the Cod around 11:30 that night.

When the trip began I decided that the only person I'd take pictures of on Wednesday would be Mr. Jacob Pugsley.

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It was slow goin' on our way out of Manhattan.

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We stopped to have dinner and play video games at a mall on the way up. Another thing we did when we were at the mall was look at the map and figure out how to get to Cape Cod. I think the mall was in Hartford, Conn.?

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Jacob had the longest curly fry in the world.

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Had.

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Eventually we got to the Cod, met all the new friends, discussed sleeping arrangements, and called it a night.

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I had the horrible cold the whole weekend. Thanksgiving morning my travel group snuck off to a Dunkin' Donuts to start the day off right.

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There was a fish on the side of Our House.

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This is one side of the main house from the trip.

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But this is the side of Our House from the trip.

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Thanksgiving Day day was spent preparing our meal. I mean, everyone else spent the day in the main house preparing the meal while I hid out in Our House working on the centerpiece (that was my assignment) while watching Superman and The Right Stuff.

And here's the dinner table, with soup and salad course served and my centerpiece masterpiece on display.

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The new friend called Tara carved the turkey.

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This is what my dinner looked like.

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I didn't really take many pictures during the meal.

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So Thanksgiving Day came and went and next thing we knew it was Friday morning and we all just sat around the house . . .

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The Main House

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Then a bit of time was spent down on the beach.

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I looked up that way on the beach . . .

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. . . and I looked down the other way.

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Then I looked down at the rocks . . .

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. . . and I looked down at the sea.

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Then I looked up at my friends, old and new, tossing about the frisbee and football.

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Then there was a disaster. The frisbee flew into the sea.

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It wasn't exactly warm out right then.

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This was the beginning of the end of Friday's outdoor activities.

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Lillian had this rock she wanted to skip.

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And skipped it she did.

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PS I really didn't take too many pictures on this trip, but Lillian sure did. If Lillian had a blog (I don't know, maybe she does) it would be FULL of pictures from this trip to the Cod

RIP Mr. Miyagi

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All through the trip there was constant cutthroat Settlers of Catan action going on.

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Friday night some of us snuck off to this British Pub-themed restaurant where my table was thrilled by the exposed legs of the old seafarer at the table behind us. It wasn't exactly sailing shorts weather, but that wasn't stopping this gentleman.

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They had good art at the restaurant.

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And then it was Saturday and time to leave. My centerpiece also put in time as a mantlepiece. I believe that it did a good job.

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And then we drove home and that was the trip. On the way back into sweet Manhattan I saw the Queen Elizabeth 2. It's big.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey, where did you get such a great idea for the centerpiece?

Brig said...

partially inspired by genius Yale grad