07 September 2010

Kell and I at Cape Cod

Kell and I had a great two weeks on Cape Cod. The first weekend there we spent time catching up with Matt, Cara, Kevin, Emma, Lauren, Auntie, Grandma and Grandpa.  Here is a picture of the kids on the beach along with some random kid who wanted to join in on the photo. In the bucket that Kell is looking at is a crab that the boys caught on the beach.
It was Kell's wish to eat the Holy Trilogy of food while on the Cape: shrimp, clams, and lobster.  I am such a proud parent and know that I will be able to go to seafood restaurants with him in the future!  Here is a shot of him with his steamer.  He did all the work himself pulling the clam out of the shell, washing it and dumping it in butter, but what he did not like was the clams necks which he gave to me to eat - no complaints there.
On Grandpa's suggestion we all took a trip to Plymouth, Massachusetts home of the Plymouth Rock and the replica of the Mayflower.  It was fun to be back there ( I lived there in the early 90s) seeing the sights and having Kell learn a little about our country's history.  He was most intrigued by the ship's cat, Felix.  
Oh yeah, during our vacation we both got haircuts!

The trips back and forth from NZ to USA were fairly uneventful although I met a number of people living in or being from Australia - odd.  Also had the quintessential windy Wellington Airport landing.  With strong winds and the plane rocking back and forth it seemed cause for alarm but you would not have been able to tell from the cool and collected passengers who seemed not even to notice.  

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