Adventures in Traveling: Cape Cod, Massachusetts

After leaving Philadelphia (see travel blogs here, here, and here), we headed towards Boston.  We had planned on seeing some of the sights in Boston and possibly going north to Salem; however, we arrived in Boston extremely late in the evening. 

We spent the night in a Boston suburb but decided to skip the sightseeing in Boston and to head towards Cape Cod.  We drove towards Cape Cod with the end destination of Provincetown, Massachussetts on the extreme tip of Cape Cod. 

Necklace:  Target
Clutch:  Target
I don't wear shorts often, but perfect for the warm, beachy weather!!!
Jean shorts:  Torrid (Available here)
Top:  Forenza by The Limited
Shoes:  Target
We arrived in Provincetown in early afternoon and spent some time looking at the boats before stopping to enjoy some local fare.

After lunch, we headed down Commercial Street, the main street in Provincetown (nicknamed "P-Town"), home to several restaurants, shops, and bars/clubs.
We decided to find a hotel and then headed off to find the Atlantic Ocean.  The water was beautiful, but freezing!!!!  I couldn't get in the water past mid-thigh!  
After spending some time sunbathing and getting buried in the sand, we hopped back into the car and headed to a different beach area. 
I don't do "fake scared face" well!  :-)
We walked around collecting interesting rocks and seashells before snapping some photos as the sun began to set.
Bummin' it on the beach
Swimsuit:  Torrid (Available here)

Gorgeous sunset
Shorts:  The Limited (old) (Similar here)
Top:  Target (old)

We got cleaned up and spent the remainder of our evening on Commercial Street, grabbing a late dinner, browsing store fronts (ranging from budget gift shops to a Marc by Marc Jacobs store), and grabbing a few drinks at some of the local bars and clubs.
Hat:  Target (old)
Blouse:  The Limited (Available here)
Provincetown has long had a large gay population, and today, the community is a major destination for gay and lesbian tourists.  Churches, taxis, stores, and hotels boast rainbow flags and messages of peace and tolerance.  I personally just loved the vibe of this town.

It is an interesting and diverse community with a long history.  Originally settled by the Nauset tribe, the Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact here and later purchased the land.  The town has several monuments to the Pilgrims.  
Pilgrim Monument in center
Town Hall (various musicians performing until evening)
Provincetown also has a vibrant artistic community with several galleries, musicians, and tattoo parlors, and lots of graffiti art on the buildings.  
Blouse:  Target Petites
Jeans:  The Limited (Available here)
We woke up the next morning and headed back to Commercial Street for an early lunch and a little shopping.

Begrudgingly, we left P-Town and started heading out of Cape Cod, stopping at Highland Lighthouse.

Highland Lighthouse
The lighthouse was beautiful, and the view even more spectacular.  A spiral staircase led to an observation deck on top.  The lighthouse was cool until we reached the observation deck, which was extremely hot despite a fan blowing air.  
Ugh - I was so sweaty, lol!
View of the Atlantic
Face-to-face with this little winged one
Bracelets:  Prabal Gurung for Target, Express, The Limited
Sandals:  Kohl's (kids) (Available here)
The small staff was extremely nice and informative about the local lighthouses and history and in offering advice on sights to see in the local area. 

We strolled back to the car and began our back towards home.  The last leg of my journey tomorrow!!

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