Cape Cod Vacation!




Three weeks and counting...until my one week of rest & relaxation...because as the world knows, we Americans love to work practically every week of the year! After all, we might miss something, lose something...might not be productive, competitive...make enough of the almighty $$ dollar! This is where I go looking for a cocktail at about five minutes past noon.
I am obviously in dire need of my Cape Cod vacation. We have rented a lovely, house in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on the edge of a beautiful marsh, just five minutes from the quaint, old New England town center and more importantly, the beach. My husband, my three daughters, one of their girlfriends and I, are heading to the Cape this July to spend a glorious week of sun and fun. (I know what you're thinking, all that estrogen, lucky guy!)
The house is an 1849 Greek Revival Cape built by Captain "Scotto" Foster which was later purchased in 1912 by American Impressionist Painter, Lillian Meeser. She is the grandmother of the present owner and in the house still hang some of her paintings. Needless to say I can't wait to go. I don't know how America will carry on without me!

Lillian Meeser Painting of the Cape

Our Wellfleet House





The Marsh

Photos of the Cape by Steve Pinker

30 comments:

Robin said...

There's not enough estrogen, take me with you please!

heidi said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!
Can i come too???

Marie Louise said...

Robin & Heidi - we COULD turn this into a kind of feminist retreat - a la Glenn Close in "The World According To Garp".
Am I dating myself?

High Desert Diva said...

Looks like a marvelous place to spend a week!

Lydee said...

lovely, have a refreshing week off :-)

littlebyRD said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! I am so envious. I hope you and your family have a wonderful week away.

adesignaffair said...

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A World in a PAN said...

Although happy to be spending sometime in Sonoma, your bring back memories of countless Summer holidays with friends and family in CapeCod. Oh, actually I envy you ...

Kathy said...

Hi Marie Louise, Thank you so much for popping in, I am so glad you did, I can't tell you how much I just enjoyed discovering your blog, The breath-taking photo's, the Art, the wit, the Interior designs, the movie stars, oh I guess I just did tell you how much I like your blog!!!. Can I add you to my faves list?, I am sure my friends will love it to and then all I have to do is click to come back and I will be back haha. Have fun, Kathy.

Krissy said...

oh gorgeous photos! I am going to be a stow away in your bag :)

Sandra Ree said...

What a beautiful, beautiful rental! I'm so envious of you! Have a lovely time and bring back some pictures we can only dream about. :)

Jenni said...

The marsh is dreamy! I can hear the song crickets churping and the frogs croaking followed by a whipperwill in the far away distance. ( A whipperwill may not be near that area, but hey it's a dream)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a dreamy vacation! In answer to your question, Put-in-Bay island is one of Ohio's island on Lake Erie. One of our tourist attractions around here. Enjoy your vacation- We'll try to keep America running in your absence!
Karla & Karrie

Hooked on Houses said...

I love Cape Cod. And the house is lovely! I really enjoyed these photos. -Julia :-)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How lovely! We wish you starry nights, salubrious weather, tasty food and absorbing books!

please sir said...

Wooow - you are so lucky!

la la Lovely said...

This sounds divine! I'd love to see Cape Cod one day! Have a beautiful time!

Marie Louise said...

Kathy - you can certainly add me to your list!

Jenni - not sure if we have whipperwills - I don't think so but I will check it out on google.

Pan - Sonoma sounds wonderful - I've been to Napa and absolutely loved it!

Mélanie said...

Cape Cod is a fabulous destination for vacation ! It is so peaceful !
This year, I will be counting my weeks to go to Croatia !
I'm french but it has been a long time since I've really been to vacation !
I NEED IT

suzanne.artist said...

Wonderful blog allowing us all to remember to take time off! Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you make it to White Silo Vineyard in Sherman CT by July 6th!

(our show comes down after that!)

I recommend the Sangria.

The Lil Bee said...

What a fantastic week you have planned! P and I rented a house in Cape Cod a couple of years ago for a week away with our friends. It was so relaxing and beautiful. I can't wait to see your pix!

Heidi said...

Hi Marie Louise. You left a comment on my blog (www.heidiblog.com) -- thank you! So I came to check out yours -- and coincidentally, I just got back from camping on the Cape! We camped in Eastham -- though I usually stay in Wellfleet. I hadn't been there in awhile and I forgot how much I love the Cape. We biked a lot (on the rail trail and environs), but if you like to hike, my favorite hike on the Cape is part of the National Seashore. It is on the bay side, and it's the Great Island Trail. It's a long hike (for the Cape) but so worth it!

And then I noticed that you stayed in Coral Bay. My husband and I stayed high up above Coral Bay in a villa about a year and a half ago -- our honeymoon. We loved St. John! Anyway, those were fun coincidences. Enjoy your vacation! It looks like a fabulous place.

IcePuppet said...

Gorgeous landscapes, very beautiful. Have a lovely relaxing vacation.

Greetings, Katja

Ciara said...

Wow! This looks so beautiful! I can see why you're eager to get away!

lille-bille said...

oh my gosh, what would I give to make only one vacation in New England! Just to see the beautiful picturesque little towns and the gorgeous nature! Just one time looking over the atlantic ocean from that side of the world... wish you a relaxed time (even if it´s only one week)... I can´t imagine that you only have such little free time! We have 30 days+12 days "overtime" and the most of my colleagues (thank god) don´t have the feeling to miss something during this time of the year.... greetings Mira!

katiedid said...

What a lucky duck you are!

Shannon said...

Looks marvelous!

Hey Harriet said...

Have a wonderful holiday. Cape Cod sure looks like a nice place to relax & recharge. Looking forward to seeing your holiday snaps! Don't worry about the rest of the country not surviving without you. They'll just have to muddle through somehow ;)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

wonderful, now that's a place to relax and enjoy life!
i love the Lillian Meeser painting too!
xo

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Wow, those photos are sensational...you are going to have a fantastic holiday....

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