Old Cape Cod

Hello My Minions!

We’re back home at the Ashram, safe and sound!

We had a lovely four days at the Cape.

We stayed at the Cape Point Hotel in West Yarmouth.

It was okay.

Just okay.

It’s one of those hotels that has been around since the Seventies, and boy could you tell!

Mind you, it was clean. But very spartan in decor. And it was definitely “worn around the edges”.

It seemed to cater to an older crowd as well. Husbandji and I were the youngest ones there.

Husbandji’s brother “A” had recommended it to us as very clean and affordable. (THAT should have been a dead give-a-way!)

Again, it was okay, but the next time we go down we’ll spring for a few extra bucks (Cape Point was only $50 a night) and stay somewhere a little nicer.

Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time while we were there!

We did all the touristy things that people do (although we did not get to Provincetown! I know! It was another hour’s drive from where we were staying and Husbandji just didn’t want to drive that far just to go to another tourist trap, even if it was a “gay tourist trap”! (Next time we’ll hit it, never fear!))

We did go to Pirate’s Cove and played miniature golf and shopped in the gift shop! Faaabulous!!

This is just outside the faaabulous gift shop! Aaargh!!


This is the view from the top of the miniature golf course! I got two holes in one! (Let’s keep it clean people!) Faaaabulous!

We also hit a ton of other gift shops and loaded up on souvenirs (we’re such tourists!). We also had some fabulous food at some area restaurants.

Some stand-out meals:

We had lunch at Salty’s one day. The clam fritters were to die for! We also both had the lobster roll. Yummy! The place is very rustic in decor and the meals were very reasonably priced. 

We had dinner later that same day at Captain Parker’s Pub (just a few doors down from Salty’s!!) We didn’t have the clam chowder that they are famous for, but, I had the grilled swordfish and Husbandji had the baked stuffed shrimp, and both were top notch! And again, the prices were very reasonable.

Another day we had lunch at Acapulco’s Mexican Restaurant in West Yarmouth. I had a seafood burrito and Husbandji had some kind of chicken dish. Bar none, it was some of the best Mexican food that I have ever had!

A nice thing that I noticed about the restaurants at the Cape, is that every place that we dined offered at least one Vegetarian item on the menu! (That had always been a concern of mine when I was a strict vegetarian, as far as visiting Cape Cod was concerned. But, when I started eating seafood again it became a non-issue. It’s nice to know that if I ever go back to being fully “veg”, that I will have options when we go back!)

We did also visit some of the area beaches. It was too cold to go swimming or sunbathing, but we did take some nice walks along them. Lovely!

All in all, it was a wonderful time! And believe it or not, Husbandji actually held off on calling Tiamat until the second night that we were there! I guess that miracles do happen!

Talk to you soon!



  1. Pink said,

    May 10, 2008 at 1:18 am

    Sounds divine (as in faaabulous, not THE Divine)

    I’m not much of a sunbather — I prefer walking on the beaches and frolicking in the waves. When I do lay out, its usually under shade…don’t want this 42 year old skin to wrinkle more from all that sun damage!

    P-Town is pretty accessible from Boston on the train, as I recal…always somewhere new to see 🙂

    And as for the cheap hotel – its the only way I can travel so much. I always stay cheap because honestly all I want is a clean bed and a shower and if breakfast is included that is a huge bonus!

  2. javabear said,

    May 10, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Sounds like a whole lot of fun! And he waited until the second night to call Tiamat!! Wow. Was it otherwise a Tiamat-drama-free week? That would qualify it as a successful vacation.

  3. Steven said,

    May 10, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Glad you guys were able to have a great time there. You sure kept yourselves busy!

  4. urspo said,

    May 11, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    I am glad it was overall OK; I was wondering if you would find veggies meals in the land of seafood. My ancestors come from Cape Cod -what a change !

  5. interglossa said,

    May 12, 2008 at 8:11 am

    We are vegetarian also but ate fish on the Cape during vacations there, but I have noticed the added vegetarian options in recent years. Food is definitely a high point of spending time on the CApe along with the listless mood which promotes relaxation.

    In PTown the demographics definitely skew older now, but many people don’t go because of the expense and snark.

  6. Patti said,

    May 12, 2008 at 9:37 am

    You have to really be careful of that at Myrtle Beach also. Older hotel, older crowd etc. Oh well it is what you make it and sounds like you and husbandji made the best of it! Welcome home!

  7. The Brian said,

    May 12, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Sounds like a fun time was had by all!

  8. Raybob said,

    May 14, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    So how was the “Pirate Booty”?

  9. manic mo said,

    May 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Any vacation that includes Pirate Booty Ice Cream rocks!!!

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