Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Gandalf Murphy, Dar Williams, John Gorka @ Falcon Ridge 2007 - Peace Train

We missed Falcon Ridge this year, and we were so close....Hopefully we'll be there next year.

Monday, August 6, 2007

What we did in Ptown

We did a lot of reading and relaxing, I read The Other Boleyn Girl, Mark read the new Harry Potter, then Mark read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and I read the new Harry Potter. But we did other stuff too. Shopped...and
rambled through the artsy and fun town on a daily basis.

We had no other means of transportation (but thanks to Val and Tony for shuttling us to the beach and to their house at the very way east end of town) and that turned out to be great because we became better acquainted with this town we keep returning to. And it was really fun having the poodle boys with us, they were welcomed pretty much everywhere. Well, not the library. But we did get to watch the cupola being returned to the top of the library after being restored.
Of course, we spent plenty of time on the beach which is so peaceful, though the water was freezing. When we went to the beach right by Val and Tony's house the tide was way out and it was fun walking way out there with the pups. Mark even got to fly a kite, and get ogled by a guy in a thong, all at the same time!

It was great to get to celebrate Val's birthday while we were there. We had an afternoon party with fabulous cake and good friends on Val & Tony's deck. Later we went to see a seldom performed (with good reason it turns out) Tennessee William play set in Ptown, Parade. But it was followed but a truly fabulous dinner at one of the many excellent restaurants in town.

It was a very happy and relaxing vacation. We shall return.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Walking through the west end of Provincetown.

It was a short and pretty walk from our cottage into town. This was the first time we had stayed on the west end of Ptown, and there was a lot of road work going on -- they are putting in new sewer lines. So we took different streets into town each day and explored the neighborhood, which is peaceful and charming.

After 5 or 10 minutes we are at the very west tip of Ptown and this end of town has an atmosphere of its own. The coast guard base is there but hardly noticeable. Small shops begin, homey restaurants, and the streets wind right on down to the beach.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Four Gables, many dogs, and art all over

Four Gables was wonderful, a little group of cottages & apartments way off in the west end of town (more on this very cool neighborhood later), which was quiet, lush, and so very dog friendly. This is our cottage, the Daisy Mae.

Here's the view from the front porch of the cottage, a pond, a fenced in yard, benches, and wonderful artsy surprises, and dog toys, everywhere you look. Two apartments on the ground floor of the main house also open to this yard. Everyone had dogs, and the dogs all got along, but it was too interesting watching the dogs interact to remember to take pictures.

There is a private little patio out the side door of our cottage, a couple of chairs and a table, more interesting art, very peaceful and quiet.

We spent most of our time on the front porch though, shady and comfortable, the perfect place to read and relax, listen to the fountain in the pond, have a cold drink and cuddle dogs.

Until the morning some workers broke a water main on the corner and our little stone path turned into a rushing river that flowed right under our cottage!