Or - Jan's and Charlie's Day Off
Recently, Charlie and I took advantage of a rare night off from taking care of guests to take a little trip to Provincetown. As most folks know who have stayed at our Cape Cod bed and breakfast, we travel in a motor home during the winter. When we return to Sandwich, we always hope for a short get-away before the season gets really busy and we have to put our winter home in storage for the summer. One such opportunity presented itself this week. So, off we went.
|Charlie at the Post Office Cafe|
|Provincetown Town Hall|
We have been to Provincetown many times but we always find something new when we are there. We had not seen the Town Hall since the restoration began, and we wanted to have a look. We both love historic buildings and, built in 1816, this one is a real Victorian beauty. The pale green color with a cream highlight echoes the original colors of the building. Town Hall is the real heart of town life and the scene of art exhibits, concerts, performances, lectures, dances, and Town Meetings ---well this is New England where public Town Meetings are still held to decide town policy. If you go there, be sure to check out the inside and the murals entitled Spreading Nets and Gathering Beach Plums.
|Pat and Bill with HfH Kayak|
Next, we stopped by one of our favorite restaurants, the Lobster Pot. We have a Whale Watch package during the summer months that includes a gift card to have lunch or dinner there. We were fortunate to find the owner, Joy, out front controlling lunch traffic into the busy and oh-so-popular restaurant. Joy has owned this restaurant for 40 years.
|Charlie and Joy|
Provincetown is an easy day-trip for guests who are staying at our inn. If you go there, stop by the Chamber of Commerce office and pick up one of their great pamphlets that will guide you on a Historic Walking Tour of the town. They can also tell you what all is going on that day so you won’t miss anything.
Jan Preus, the Innkeeper, chef, and artist in residence at the 1750 Inn at Sandwich Center, Sandwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts