After needing a change of pace in my life, I connected with a friend who was planning a trip Cape Cod with her boyfriend, but at the last minute that plan didn’t go through so she was going to go it alone. I was strapped for funds at the time, but knew I was in need of a get-a-way, so I gathered my coins together and prepared for the trip. I booked my flight and was able to get on the same plane. We boarded our flight leaving Tampa for Washington, DC, for our layover, before going on Boston. After arriving we stopped downtown for a visit of the Harbor and walked the streets to get a glimpse of the city. Nothing can take away the view of watching, feeling and seeing the beautiful yellow and golden brown leaves fall down from the trees onto our bodies and onto the ground as we strolled through the harbor on that fall evening. Night caught there and we had yet about a two hours drive to East Yarmouth to our host hotel that sat along the water. We spent our nights here, and ate a great breakfast before starting out on our tour journey the next day.
I viewed this five-day excursion as my much needed Get-A-Way Girl time, and it didn’t disappoint. We spent our time visiting the many sites the Cape and surrounding area had to offer, which included Provincetown, the Hoxie House, the Nauset Lighthouse, Martha’s Vineyard and others. To get to the Vineyard, we had to board a ferry. Once arriving on the island, getting off the ferry, my friend and I had the notion that we could walk to the Vineyard, boy were we wrong. We started walking and I kind of hate to say it, but it was our experience, we were walking with no real idea of where we were going, however thinking that we could now walk to the Vineyard getting of the ferry, ha!ha! that wasn’t happening. Finally I said, I think we need to turn around, boy was I right. We turned around, walked back to the bus area, took a bus and boarded it to the Vineyard. Well, needless to say, we would have never reached the Vineyard walking, for the distance was farther than we could have imagined. Once on the island, we found a nice restaurant for lunch, and afterwards took a stroll to view the Gingerbread Cottages in Oak Bluffs.
It’s important that we take time for ourselves, take in some get-a-way time. After returning home from my mini-vacation, I felt more relaxed, more awakened, as if I was ready to take on new adventures in my life. I felt a newness of self. As women we must take time out for ourselves, to explore the world around us and what it has to offer. I can’t wait to return to this part of the world again. There is so much more that I want to experience here.