Weekend Away: Provincetown, Ma

by agirlandhermutt on April 30, 2013

I have been sporting some serious love for my city the past few weeks, but when its time to take a break, it is time for this girl to take a break!

On Friday afternoon I left work early and  headed out to Provincetown on Cape Cod for a little weekend away.

A few of the highlights…

I can never say no to a brewery pit stop. We took a quick visit to Cape Cod Beer. Great beers and even nicer folks work there! A growler of their Summer beer decided to hitch a ride with us to PTown.

We arrived in PTown around 6p, just in time to watch the tide go out and the sun go down. Our house for the weekend was right across the street from a beach entrance.



After a quick cat nap (I’m a pro at the 20 min nap!), we bundled up to walk down the street to grab a drink at Harbor Lounge and then eat a lobster dinner at The Lobster Pot. The perfect New England night!

The next morning we were up bright and early. Almost too early for PTown. Very few people were out on the street around 8am. We found the Portuguese Bakery to have a bite to eat for breakfast (malassadas!) and then pulled out the bikes so we could head out to Race Point Beach.

I am NOT a biker. I like spinning. I don’t like traffic. I try my best, but it usually ends in crying. Fortunately, all my working out (and pounds lost) really helped me enjoy this biking experience a bit more. The hills were killer, but the views were gorgeous. The dunes definitely are not captures adequately on my iphone.


The ride was about 7 or 8 miles total, but RunKeeper thought I did such an awesome job that it gave me a few bonus miles. Oh boy. According to my HRM I managed to burn around 1,000 calories but I think most of that was due to sheer fear and terror of being on my bike in traffic.

The weather could not have been better. The beach was gorgeous and mostly empty. This was good because I was screaming like a lunatic when I pulled up on my bike about how awesome I was for riding without falling.

Once we arrived back in town, we just walked around a bit and grabbed some lunch. With full bellies we strolled down to the beach to do a little more growler drinking. The beach and beer just are meant to be enjoyed together.

I didn’t really have any plans for dinner so we just set out to find something. We ended up at the Squealing Pig, which has another location in Boston. It was chilly outside so comfort food was the name of the game for dinner.

  

The BF almost fell out of his seat when I ordered the fish & chips. I can’t remember the last time I ordered fried fish. Or fried anything. It was such a good choice. The breading on the fish was so light and tasty. The fries were some kind of truffle thing. It was all so wrong and so good.

Sunday morning we had to be out of the house by 10 so we got up early for a quick run on the beach. It sounds all fun and romantic, but really, it was just messy and really difficult. I ended up running for about 2 blocks total on the beach and then took the next path off back to the street.

  

After fighting with the bikes to go back in the car, we headed back to Race Point Beach to just relax and enjoy the sun. I just can’t get enough of it!


It was a quick decision to head out to relax for a few hours so the only thing we had with us was a bottle of Pellegrino and a pickle. Classy.

It was really windy, but not so much that I couldn’t take a nap right there in my jeans and tshirt. There were only a few people around, including some nutcase who went into the freezing cold water in the smallest bikini I have ever seen. The beach, the sun, and people watching. My favorite trio.

When the wind picked up so much that the sand started to pelt us a little, we got back in the car and started the drive home. No trip is complete without a pit stop and this time we stopped at Sundae School in Dennisport for some good ol’ fashioned homemade ice cream sundaes.


  

So to sum it up…beach, beer, lobster, fried fish and ice cream. Throw in a little walking, biking and some running too.  I loved every minute of this past weekend. This should be an interesting weigh-in week though! Heh.

I hope you guys had a good weekend and I’ll check back in tomorrow with some DietBet results!

 

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Caitlin April 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

Girlfriend, you managed to hit almost EVERY SINGLE ONE of my favorite Outer/Lower Cape haunts — Lobster Pot, Portuguese Bakery, Race Point Beach AND the Sundae School? The BF’s family has a house on the Upper Cape and it’s great and all, but I grew up vacationing in Harwich/Dennisport and no summer was complete without a trip to P’town (or watching the seals at the Chatham Light!). Also, I LIVE for the Sundae School’s *real* whipped cream. So glad you had fun — you totally just inspired me to force a weekend getaway up there this summer! (PS- I had no idea the Pig had a location up there… wild!)

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agirlandhermutt May 1, 2013 at 12:23 pm

The whipped cream was out of this world! A co-worker randomly mentioned it right as I was leaving on Friday so we just stopped out of the blue to try it out. I am so glad we did!

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Gary Palochko April 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Hey Erin,
Glad you enjoyed Ptown and by the great pictures I see you had quite the excursion. Love the name of your blog and hope you do return to Ptown soon and when you do stop by and say hi to us at the Revere Guest House and meet our Emma, Abby and Rapolas.

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Noelle Reese May 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

YOU! Are a rock star! 156 miles in 30 minutes is awesome LMAO
Your weekend looks fantastic! I love the tennis shoe pic. I want to scrap your adventures! You take great pictures!

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