Heritage Museum and Gardens – Sandwich, MA

This is a neat place to visit in Cape Cod – not only are there gardens, but there’s a collection of antique cars, and a few art galleries scattered about the grounds.

They also have a really cool hidden children’s garden, and some great programs, even if it does mean that the adults are being followed around the grounds by the sound of a children’s band from the event garden.    It was a cool place to wander around.

I’d definitely like to go back on late Spring- there are a ton of rhodies that must look amazing.    We did hit the hydrangea and day lily collections in full bloom, which were lovely.

Burlington, VT

We ended the first day in Burlington, Vermont.   After a fantastic dinner at the Farmhouse Tap and Grill (which used to be the McDonald’s that BF depended on for quick food during his college radio dj days), we wandered down to the waterfront of Lake Champlain, where we promptly saw a random beaver swimming about- no where near any obvious prime beaver habitat.    Perhaps he was also on vacation.

Cape Cod, MA

Also known as the great test for my new rain coat.    Or, yet another time we went to Cape Cod with Weather!    It did rain, but it was a lovely trip.     The above pictures are over two days.    We made it all the way out to P-town, and then had a nice tour of where BF’s brother works in Woods Hole on Sunday.    A lovely way to spend the weekend.     And we made it with no traffic on the Bourne Bridge!

Locations: Paine’s Creek, Brewster; Nauset Light Beach, Province Lands Visitor’s Center, Race Point (all in the Cape Cod National Seashore); Nobska Lighthouse and Woods Hole Village