Recently, I spent a long week-end at my parents’s summer home on Cape Cod. Our little corner of the Cape, North Falmouth and Megansett, is probably one of the loveliest spots on earth (outside of California, of course!). As a child and young adult, I spent my summers here enjoying the Cape’s natural beauty and spending time with my wonderful grandparents, Lee and Lavinia Gamble. It had been more than a year since my last visit and the first thing I did to shake off the discomforts of United’s “Red Eye” was take a stroll along North Falmouth’s verdant country roads.
No trip to the Cape is complete without a little water time and after my post-flight walk I was ready for an outing on my mother’s 17-foot Boston Whaler, “Lavinia”. My mother, Beverly, and my sister, Joanna, are expert mariners with both power and sail boats. My mother grew up sailing on Buzzard’s Bay and on this trip we headed across the bay to Black’s Beach.
We made it home safely despite the thunderstorms. Was I ever ready for a cocktail! My sister, Annie, and I headed to the store for libations and ingredients for a family dinner – tomato salad, sauteed fennel, and homemade pizza with flourless chocolate cake for dessert. I love to cook and I love cooking together with my family even more, especially when we can enjoy a glass of prosecco at the same time!
I am lucky to have two family homes to visit on the Cape. For those of you without such well-placed relatives, a Cape Cod rental is the way to go and guaranteed to give you that summer feeling. Check out these sites for more information: homeaway.com and VRBO.com. Stay tuned for Cocktails on Cape Cod Part 2!