But now she might leave
Like she's threatened before
Grab hold of her fast
Before her feet leave the floor
And she's out the door
'Cause you want
To keep her in your pocket
Where there's no way out
That's not a very cheery note to end our Cape Cod vacation on, is it?
It's never pleasant to unload your car after you return from a long vacation. If you're like me, you often find odds and ends under the seats and in the trunk weeks after you've returned. This post is about all the vacation stuff that ended up in the nooks and crannies and was almost -- but not quite -- forgotten.
There are some odd businesses on Cape Cod:
I like to pick up a few Christmas gifts when I'm on Cape Cod. These two gentlemen opted to remain in the car and listen to the radio while their wives were shopping, but fell asleep within minutes. (Don't worry -- they're not dead.)
Have you met my dog, Lily? (There is some difference of opinion here concerning the spelling of her name -- whether it is Lily, Lilly, Lillie, or something else.) Lily and I spend a lot of time walking.
One morning, our route took us past a nice French restaurant located in a very old house on the main street of our town. Looks like some young whippersnapper with a can of spray paint got up a little earlier than we did that day and hit one of the shrubs in the restaurant's parking lot:
On the way back from the restaurant, we saw some old dry stone walls -- stone walls constructed without mortar. Dry stone walls are fairly common in New England, where the soil can be quite rocky. If you interlock the stones carefully, they will last for centuries. (This one is not the most well-built dry stone walls I've ever seen.)
Here's one more picture of my favorite Cape Cod flower -- the Rosa rugosa, or beach rose, which is actually native to eastern Asia:
It's low tide, which makes it the perfect time for a walk on the beach. Here's the view looking to the west:
Here's the view to the east:
And here's the view from behind my two sons:
Hope you can join 2 or 3 lines for another Cape Cod vacation next year -- until then, here's "You've Got Her in Your Pocket," which is from the 2003 White Stripes album, Elephant:
Here's a link you can use to order the song from Amazon: