Last week we went on our Babymoon! The goal was to relax as much as we could and eat some delicious meals, but we were out and about quite a bit. I guess we were trying to squeeze in some things that will not be as easy to do when the little one arrives. At the same time, we found ourselves planning all the fun vacations and activities that we can’t wait to share with our daughter!
It has been so busy lately preparing for the baby and of course summer breeds weekend plans. We also had a busy schedule over the past few months where Erik had volleyball on Mondays and Thursdays, I had a masters’ class on Tuesdays and prenatal yoga on Wednesdays. Needless to say, we have not had much down time together lately. It was fun to spend a whole week mainly just the two of us.
So what did we do on our Babymoon? Here are the highlights.
We started off in Cape Cod. My Auntie Jane and Uncle Mike were away, so they lent us their adorable cottage in Dennis for Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate as we would have liked, but we still managed to have some fun. On Saturday, we did the White Cedar Swamp hike by Marconi Station in Wellfleet. It was a very easy walk and most of it was on a boardwalk through a mossy forest. It was quite surreal! We also stopped for views by where the station stood until it had to be moved this past winter as a result of harsh weather. The views of the national seashore are breathtaking and we even got to see some seals. Next, we had lunch and spent some time in the city center of Wellfleet. We had not been there before, but fell in love. On our way home, we stopped to pick up some meat and veggies to grill for dinner. We also drove by the house we rented in Eastham in 2009 and reminisced about what a great week that was. We definitely will need to do that again! Here are some pictures from that day.
Sunday was also overcast, so we started our day at the Museum of Natural History in Brewster. I recall my mom bringing me there when I was younger. It was a fun way to pass some time. Next, we had a delicious lunch at the Sesuit Harbor Cafe – what a hidden gem in Dennis! After that, it was off to the movies. We saw World’s End – a comedy that started off great and then got real weird. The highlight of the day was yet to come – dinner at one of our favorite Cape spots, Pisces, in Chatham. As usual, it was amazing. Their mussels are to die for as is the tres leches dessert (aka in my family as “the wet cake”). Since the weather on Monday looked even worse and we would be spending the day in Boston for our niece Parker’s first birthday (!), we decided to head home late after dinner to avoid the inevitable weekend traffic. We made sure we did a silly photoshoot in Jane and Mike’s living room first 🙂
Monday we went to Parker’s birthday party. I just can’t believe she is one already – wow did that year fly by! We had not seen her in a few weeks so she had a lot of new tricks to show off – like saying hi, giving kisses (melts my heart) and she is walking around like a maniac! It was so fun to watch her smash her first cupcake.
How cute is she? I can’t wait until the cousins are running around and causing a ruckus together!
Next, we headed to Old Orchard Beach early Tuesday morning. I don’t have any pictures from that portion of the trip to post, but we finally lucked out with some great weather. We were able to met up with Mark Kurkjy, his daughter, Avery, and his girlfriend, Danielle. We also had 2 great beach days! It was great to soak in the last bit of summer.
Finally, we headed to Cape Elizabeth for 2 nights at a fabulous hotel that we have to come back to one day – The Inn By the Sea. This was the splurge portion of the trip. We ate at Fore Street in Portland until it hurt, had massages at the amazing spa at the Inn, visited some lighthouses, drove around the gorgeous Cape Elizabeth, and relaxed and enjoyed the grounds and room at the hotel.
I think the highlight of the trip was a stop we made on the way home in Scarborough, ME. Erik read about a cliff walk that as supposed to be pretty awesome. There is nowhere to park, so he asked an inn if we could park in their lot for an hour. They kindly allowed us to use their lot and even gave us a map. Thank you Black Point Inn! We will remember this and will have to stay sometime. The weather was perfect and the cliff walk had gorgeous coastal views. It kind of felt like we were trespassing through the yards of some of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen. We decided that we will definitely need to live by the Maine Coast at some point in our lives.
Now that the Babymoon is over, we are anxiously awaiting our little arrival. The next 7.5 weeks are sure to fly by!