our escape from covid
I don't need to tell you that 2020 has been anything but normal. In March, our Governor instituted a two week period of distance learning for students. We decided that since my and my husband's offices were closed and the kids weren't going to be physically in school, we'd go to SEAS THE DAY for a few days and work/study from there. We threw a few random items of clothes and the perishables from the fridge into bags and off we went. And ended up staying four months.
That time away, although stressful in some ways because there was no way to know when things would be back to normal (news flash: they aren't), was a blessing. It was conference calls on warm, sunny April days sitting on the patio, countless hikes to new and beautiful spots across the Cape (photo of my daughter on a National Seashore trail below), lots of cooking, watching our backyard chipmunks reemerge from their winter hiatus and begin their thousand daily trips to the bird feeder, and LOTS of house projects that we never would have had time for. I discovered a true love of power washing. Seriously, look at that deck.
Cape Cod had low COVID cases all through the spring and summer. We welcomed guests beginning in July who enjoyed the very best of the Cape in spite of the less than desirable circumstances including our world renowned beaches where visitors took social distancing to heart, outdoor restaurant dining, shopping, exploring the Cape's 15 charming towns, but most importantly, making memories with loved ones. That is what time on Cape Cod should be all about and maybe, just maybe, that is the tiny silver lining of this pandemic.
I wish you and yours health and peace and look forward to welcoming you to this very special place someday soon.
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I'm a third generation Cape Codder and a passionate investigator of every inch of this magical 65 mile long spit of sand.