Friday, July 12, 2013

Record East Coast Rainfall In August

That's my prediction, folks, because the vacation die is now cast.  We've decided on a Cape Cod campground - and I'll admit that, due to my perennial quixotic quest for sanitary plumbing facilities, 6 separate raves about "cleanest bathrooms ever" on TripAdvisor definitely swayed me.  Add in laundry facilities and a mid-Cape location (plus the fact that the campground actually had a spot open for the dates we were planning to visit), and this particular reluctant camper was convinced to put some money down for August.

Potato Chip Mecca
Watch it rain.  In fact, I bet it rains.  Lord help me.  I'd better start compiling a list of indoor activities right now.  Let's see, a visit to the Cape Cod Potato Chip factory is, of course, essential.  9 or 10 years ago (when we were living in Rhode Island), Larry took the 4 oldest there.  They still talk about that field trip, which was obviously a watershed moment in their young lives.  It may have been the little plastic beach buckets filled with chips and emblazoned with the Cape Cod Potato Chip logo that impressed them - Larry's a big spender.  David still recalls fondly the samples of chocolate-covered popcorn.

What can I say?  My kids are (or, at least, used to be) easily amused.  I hope they remember that when we end up trapped in a camper for days on end, playing UNO to pass the time, as the raindrops patter on our (thankfully, waterproof) canvas roof.

12 comments:

  1. I'm sure it will be fun, since fun is all in the company. (And now I want to try chocolate covered popcorn.)

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    1. I am philosophically opposed to sweet stuff on popcorn, but no one in my family agrees with me on that.

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  2. My kids are also easily amused. Frankly, so am I!
    I'm also a little bit envious because hey, Cape Cod! and YOU get a vacation. I'm now feeling sad that I'm not going to the beach for a week in the rain.

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    1. I don't think it will be so much a vacation as an endurance test, actually.

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    2. Camping is supposed to be a fine and pleasant misery.
      I might like camping simply because I started out marriage by claiming I couldn't cook over a fire... so my husband does a majority of the work.

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  3. You lived in RI? Where? I grew up in Providence and my Mom now loves in Smithfield...

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    1. We were in Newport 2003-2004. Beautiful town, even if it WAS zero degrees kajillion days in a row that winter...

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    1. I repeat, this is a mark of desperation, not courage. It's either camp or don't leave town all summer.

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  5. We are headed to South Yarmouth in 10 days for our annual trip to the Cape. (My husband grew up there.) Luckily, we aren't camping though. But we are driving from N.C. though so that could be considered just as hellish!

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  6. I love potato chips. I think I'd eat a turd if it were balanced on a chip and could not be scrapped off.

    Safe travels and remember that Holiday Inn always leaves the light on...

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  7. Sounds like fun to me! Here's to no rain and clean bathrooms!

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