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  • A Vacation Diary: Day Fourteen

    (originally published on August 4, 2013)

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    Day Fourteen:

    • eating that crusty fig and fennel bread for breakfast
    • realizing I love a grey windy morning at the beach, surf tossing up waves
    • watching Tipper run and dig at the beach, like a real dog
    • finding little stone cities someone had built in the sand the day before
    • writing another TripAdvisor review -- one review away from my first badge!
    • taking a four hour drive through the backroads of Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet with my mother
    • seeing a new view of Corn Hill Beach in Truro
    • eating fish tacos spritzed with fresh lime juice from the Sunbird food truck in Wellfleet
    • seeing the opreys again at Wellfleet Harbor
    • walking across Uncle Tim's Bridge in Wellfleet and getting some good photos
    • stopping for ice cream (again!) and having peanut butter swirl and coconut almond joy
    • stopping to take a few photos of Days' Cottages
    • being greeted by Tipper as if we were gone for a year
    • another wonderful home-cooked meal with black olive bread from the French bakery
    • the smell of zucchini bread my mom was baking in the oven right before I went to bed

    And this:
    "An ancient Sioux story says that the Creator had enough survival gifts for every animal except humans. So we got only one thing: the capacity to learn."
    --Martha Beck, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

  • A Vacation Diary: Day Thirteen

    (originally published on August 3, 2013)

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    Day Thirteen:

    • waking up to rain and thinking, "This is nice."
    • appreciating the slower pace in the town in the morning and being able to drive as slow as I want without anyone beeping
    • marveling again how nice it is to be in a place where you can hear the boats' horns as they back out
    • devouring the fried leftover cornmeal mush my mom made special for me for breakfast -- with maple syrup
    • finishing my Jamaica One Love Bus Tour video (watch it here)
    • eating cheddar dogs for lunch
    • stopping to buy strawberry pineapple jam and red pepper jelly at Briar Lanes Jam Stand in Wellfleet
    • picking up some super crusty french fig and fennel bread at PB Boulangerie in Wellfleet
    • winning this year's distance category for flying lobster pieces while eating at Moby Dicks, also in Welfleet (see lobster in photo above)
    • seeing the ospreys still in their nest in Wellfleet Harbor
    • enjoying the mix of maple bacon and peanut butter swirl ice cream
    • seeing a chipmunk at the ice cream place and watching it jump from table to tree to ground and back again
    • stopping at the Head of the Meadow beach to see how big the tidal pool has gotten (answer: HUGE)
    • a whole lotta fun instagramming

    And this:
    "One universal teaching from wayfinders is that we suffer more from our thoughts about events than from the events themselves."
    --Martha Beck, Finding Your Way in a Wild New World