My last few days in Provincetown were spent in pure enjoyment, with a shopping trip through town, a lobster dinner, and a trip to Longnook beach – one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve even been to.
Saturday in Provincetown was a tiny bit overcast, so my mom and I took the day to do a little shopping. We spent the morning at one of her favorite new spots, a salvage store in Wellfleet. My mom is quite the talented collage artist, and stores like this one provide the perfect opportunity to find gems of items for her to use in her artwork. She walked away with some awesome old blueprints and books, and I walked away with a few knick knacks and some cool shots of all the junk.
Our drive back to Provincetown was a leisurely one, as we stopped at a real estate office (hopefully my mom and Debra will be buying a house out there sometime in the next few years!) and a beautiful little bay beach along the way. The rest of our afternoon was spent taking a walk down Commercial street in Provincetown popping in and out of the cute little stores – a favorite pass-time of ours on our trips up there.
Saturday night was spent doing another one of my favorite Provincetown activities: cooking and eating lobster! My step-mom Debra, and absolute seafood lover, is an expert at this and I love that it’s a talent she’s so willing to share with us!
We spent Sunday hanging out at Longnook beach; one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been to, and the perfect spot to do some boogie boarding. Debra’s daughter Sophie arrived Sunday afternoon, and the four of us enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Sal’s Place in Provincetown, a summer pop-up restaurant of one of Debra’s favorite Italian spots from Brookline in Boston. And after dinner we even got to join a bunch of Debra’s friends at their place for a mini Game of Thrones party!
Monday, my last day in Provincetown, included a gorgeous walk on the flats of the bay at low tide, when you can walk out hundreds of feet onto sand that would normally be deep underwater. A quick last swim in the bay was the perfect way to end my trip just before boarding the ferry to Boston that would bring me to my train back to New York. My farewell was typically bittersweet; I was sad to be leaving my mom, Debra and Sophie who are out there for another week (lucky them!) but also excited to finally make my way back home. I have quite a bad habit of getting homesick when I’m away too long.
I have to say that while I’m happy to be home, I am certainly missing the food, the beauty and most of all the company that I enjoyed in Provincetown. Lucky for me I’ll be seeing that company back in New York! But to Provincetown, I’ll say this: see you next summer!