Category Archives: Cape Cod News

Awesome Gingerbread Train Village At The Chatham Bars Inn On Cape Cod!

If you want to see a really cool train exhibit made of Gingerbread Houses and replicating The Chatham Bars Inn, check out the front lobby at The Chatham Bars Inn. It is really amazing!

Each unique building is made of gingerbread. I was most impressed when I saw that the roofs were made of Necco wafers as I knew they were taken off the market recently due to decreased popularity. We used to love them growing up, especially the pink ones!

Pretty cool, don’t you think? You can even push the button and watch the train go around!

Family Time On Cape Cod At The Chatham Bars Inn!

It is so much fun when my son from California comes to visit for the holidays! It’s time to frequent our favorite restaurants and go beach-hopping! I think we walked on 6 beaches on this day from high tide at Nauset Beach, Coast Guard Beach and Nauset Light Beach to the low tide flats at Rock Harbor and Cape Cod Bay beaches. He’s always impressed when Coast Guard Beach is voted in the Top 10 Beaches in the USA.

This is a life-size Gingerbread House at the Chatham Bars Inn. It is so cool! Their Christmas decorations are just beautiful!

Love The Christmas Train At Snow’s In Orleans On Cape Cod!

It’s the time of the year to go to Snow’s in Orleans and see their beautiful Christmas train exhibit. It is always a treat! And, din’t forget to visit their other model train exhibits in the back of the store.

Snow’s also has an amazing room filled with anything you can imagine for the holidays. So, while your kids enjoy the trains, you can shop to you heart’s content!

Be Careful Of Ice On Rivers And Ponds And Harbors On Cape Cod And Everywhere!

Thanksgiving Day and Friday the temperatures were in the 20s with windy conditions here on Cape Cod. I took a ride to Rock Harbor In Orleans on Friday to take some photographs of the ice on the harbor and on Cape Cod Bay.

As I was taking some photographs of the harbor, 2 teenage boys came riding down on their bikes. They had just a hoodie on, so they were not dressed for the weather at all. They parked their bikes on the dock closest to the water. One of the boys went and sat down on the edge of the dock and took some photographs with his phone. So far…ok.

He then decided to stand up on the ice. I could not believe it. I was afraid if I yelled, he would get scared and fall in. There was a woman that they knew also on the dock and she said to him, ” Oh, you can stand up on the ice?” He said, “Yea,” and then proceeded to fall in. Thank goodness he was within arm’s reach of the dock and grabbed on and pull himself out. He went in just over his knees and his pants and shoes were soaked.

All I could think of was that if he were another foot away, he would have fallen in through the very thin ice and drowned. It was such a scary thing to witness.

The moral of my story is… don’t EVER take ice for granted! Stay off of it, especially in salt water.