Spicyland takes Cape Cod (Part 2/Day 2: Yarmouth and Provincetown)Posted: October 1, 2011
The second day of our trip was….our second anniversary! (Awwwww.) 😉
We wanted to make the most of the day so got up and at ’em relatively early….a drive to Provincetown awaited and we wanted to see some sights on the way.
We took one last stroll down the main street of Hyannis, grabbed a coffee, and hit the road.
It was a beeeeeYOOteeful Cape Cod, anniversary day. Just perfect to drive and explore!
We stopped off in the little town of Yarmouth.
We happened upon the appropriately named Ancient Cemetery and took a look around.
Then we made our way to Millway Beach….holy buckets, did it feel like we were on the east coast. Absolutely breathtaking.
After the beach, we found Yarmouth’s little downtown. OH-SO-Cape-Cod. So tidy, so stunning, so quaint. (I think I’ll be using the word “quaint” to describe a lot of Cape Cod.) 🙂
Now to the Barnstable Inn Restaurant and Tavern to do a little mid-day anniversary toast. What a great find!
We could have grown roots there, but we had to forge ahead.
Our first order of business was [a very] late lunch at George’s Pizza. We just needed a little somethin’-somethin’ in our stomachs to tide us over until dinnertime.
We explored Commercial Street, Ptown’s main street.
I stepped into a specialty pet gift/supply store and couldn’t help but take this photo:
What a fun, lively, and crowded street. It was hard to tell the visitors from the locals – but everyone was in such great spirits and just happy to be out, roaming the street.
The pizza was delish and satisfying, but I needed some Anniversary Ice Cream. Or, Anniversary Gelato, as it turns out. (Notice how I capitalize my holiday meals, heehee.) I deserve Anniversary Gelato, I insist!
So DT treated his bride at the Purple Feather, where I ordered the Oreo gelato.
So then. We ate our anniversary dinner at Mayflower Cafe. Very diner-esque, but cozy; great food and service.
DT ordered da lobbbster….I had the cheese Manicotti.
I’ve never watched DT tear apart a lobster for dinner before. Hmmmm.
Oh….and here’s my little Mana-GOT:
**Very full from dinner**
After dinner, we headed to the Provincetown Inn, our residence for the next two nights.
We had a beautiful, balcony, sea-facing room.
Once we’d unloaded and unpacked, we did a little exploring. It seems this inn has some of the Overlook from The Shining in it (or so it might appear). DUM-DUM-DUUUUUUUUUUUMMMM!
I mean, seriously….red rum anyone?
We hunkered down with a drink by the fire for a while….ahhh, to be back in the Overlook with Jack Torrance! 😉 All work and no play….
I would describe the inn to anyone as a combination of the Overlook with the NE Minneapolis Broadway pizza. I know, huh? Strange. A little eccentric, a little bit outdated, a lot of personality….but an amazing location (and view) right on the Cape.
We cracked a bottle of Champagne, and what do you know, day two had come to an end.
One more day in Provincetown to report….then on to Boston.