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Room With a View

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I’m back to work today after a long weekend on the Cape. I had such a great time, too (the photo above is the view from our room)! My friend, Bobby, picked me up around 1PM on Friday (1/2 day from work…woo hoo) and we headed straight to the Cape. The rain/drizzle in Boston quickly disappeared so by the time we reached Provincetown, the weather had completely cleared up.

This was Bobby’s first time in Ptown and he immediately fell in love with the place. We found this beautiful old 10 room house (on Commercial Street in the near East End of town overlooking the water).

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It’s a total fixer-upper but could/would be a great investment (guest house, condo-conversion, gallery…or a combination thereof). I’m hoping he buys it and rewards me with one of the 10 bedrooms for opening him up to the Ptown experience.

A guy can dream, can’t he?

This was also a great time to be there because all of the shops are having huge sales since the season is over. During the summer, prices are obscenely high. But I managed to buy loads of useful things (t-shirts for only $3.33 each at Don’t Panice) and quirky/fun (a gas mask from Marine Specialties). And the shopkeepers are much more fun and frisky this time of year. Bobby and I were admiring a display case of underwear at one shop and Bobby said “those look really comfortable.” The owner overheard him and said “they are very comfortable. I’m wearing that very pair now.” I jokingly told him to prove it…and he dropped his pants right there on the sales floor. Now THAT’s customer service.

And aside from some rain on Sunday afternoon from 2PM to 7PM, the weather was quite nice – as evidenced by these photos of my early autumn ability to get some sun on our deck.


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And here’s Bobby relaxing after breakfast at Cafe Heaven:

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And now I’m back in Boston. I won’t likely return to Ptown until next year, although I’m hoping to make it down for the Holly Folly in December. But I just realized yesterday that this upcoming weekend is a holiday weekend: Columbus Day. Two long weekends in a row. This is the life.







  1. Comment by Will on October 3, 2006 12:12 pm

    Bobby’s a striking looking man, and the weather looks to have been wonderful. I’ve always liked the Cape in the fall more than in any other season.

  2. Comment by Dave in Chicago on October 3, 2006 1:57 pm

    Ummmm, have you forgotten about little ol’ me? *sniff* We’re going in early Nov! Gotta get a room with a view like that. Wowzers.
    Oh, yer smokin’…btw. ;-p

  3. Comment by snarl on October 3, 2006 2:12 pm

    That’s right! I nearly forgot. We could stay at this place if they’re still open..check out those views. Or Clarendon House is nice (has a back yard hot tub).

  4. Comment by Dave in Chicago on October 3, 2006 5:29 pm

    Oooo, that could be handy come November. Though one would hope that it would not precipitate (HA) having frozen hair in the hot tub, like on ski trips! We’ll chat. Literally.

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