A Little California in Cape Cod

After a weekend of debauchery (the ice cream, carnival rides, birthday kind) in Ocean City, New Jersey, we hit the road for Cape Cod. We had five states to cover, and thought we could do it in about five hours.

First of all, ha. Our trip lasted 8 1/2 hours. (What’s with the traffic? I’m looking at you, New York and Connecticut.)

From the Washington Crossing bridge to the George Washington Bridge.

But what business does anyone have crossing 5 states in 5 hours anyway? After all these years, this state-to-state closeness remains an astonishing fact to a California girl, where five hours in any direction yields one border crossing max.

The traffic had one side benefit. We pulled off I-95 earlier than anticipated in Greenwich, CT, when hunger and other functions called. Lo and behold, another bookstore! I strolled over to Diane’s Books and gifted them a copy of Shelter Us. Hoping they’ll like it and order some.

Diane's Books in Greenwhich, CT was buzzing with readers.
Diane’s Books in Greenwich, CT was abuzz with customers!

Once we arrived on Cape Cod, we got busy. We have four days to see everything but everything. No problem.

Day 1: Bike riding.

Corner Cycles in Falmouth had sweet bikes, and is only a block away from the converted railway bike trail.

A drawbridge.

A short ride past ponds, beaches, and cranberry bogs, and is Woods Hole, complete with a drawbridge.

Lobster rolls.

Jimmy's in Woods Hole provided Lobster Roll #1 of the weekend.
Jimmy’s in Woods Hole provided Lobster Roll #1 of the weekend.

More bike riding.

Verrrrry necessary complimentary coffee.


Water Wizz Water Park (from The Way Way Back)

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And last but not least, in the town of East Sandwich, Titcomb’s Bookshop, which now has signed copies of Shelter Us joining  many beautiful Cape Cod and Nantucket-themed fiction. Thank you for welcoming this California girl and her California-set story to your unforgettable East Coast shores.

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