The City

I took advantage of the May 24 long weekend in Canada to visit my boyfriend, David in NYC.  I had been to the city twice previously, my last visit was about a year and a half ago and before that I had been in my final year of high school.  This weekend was, I feel a much more intimate visit between myself and the city.  My first visit was packed with sight-seeing, dictated by the school chaperons.  My second visit was very brief, only two days in the city before moving on to the nation’s capitol.  I really enjoyed this…

The Cape Light that Scours

Horizon’s Beach Resort, sits on a private beach on the bay side of The Cape, in North Truro, just south of Provincetown.  The resort has some beautiful suites, with wooden balconies facing the water.  It is a wonderful summer retreat for families.  On our final day on The Cape I woke early enough to catch the sunrise and a charming rainbow over the water.  After checking out of Horizon’s we stopped for brunch on the way back to Boston.  Given that my favourite brunch food has always and will always be Eggs Atlantic, I had to have the Eggs Benedict with…

4th of July

The main reason for travelling to The Cape was to spend The 4th of July in America.  Our fourth day in Massachusetts was spent on the beach, at Cahoon Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, just down the road from our resort in North Truro.  The beach has amazing, high dunes and with the sun beating down on the yellow sand it really heats up.  I had to run straight into the freezing cold Atlantic when I met the beach. For dinner I had clam chowder and another lobster roll from a really cute restaurant off the highway.  Stewart’s Restaurant & Tavern…

& The Mermaid Finds You There

…puts flowers in your hair, & thus begins your nautical affair America’s summer playground, wading in the Atlantic off the coast of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is a great option for a day trip off The Cape.  Just a short ferry ride from Hyannnis, or an even shorter plane ride, The Vineyard is a summer destination for many of the New England elite.  Filled with massive summer estates, bursting with purple and pink hydrangeas.  The island is outlined with ammophila filled sandy beaches and harbours abounding with white yachts and sail boats. The Vineyard in some ways actually reminds me…

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

& gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one  Running on Dunkin’ while in America I began my second day in Boston, quite naturally with a Dunkin’ Donuts’ Boston cream.  We then promptly made our way to Fall River, Massachusetts, the setting of the setting of the 1892 morbid murders of Mr. & Mrs. Borden.  The Borden house still stands today, as it did then.  Now, as a museum and Bed & Breakfast.  I did consider spending a night in the house, however for our dates the only rooms left required…