Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sweet ending to the Cape Cod adventure
We're at the end of the Cape Cod posts. We ended our day in Orleans. Lori Lee had the Hot Chocolate Sparrow on her to do list so we decided to check it out. It's a coffee house/dessert place. My sister and I actually think the name is kind of creepy. To me, it conjures up images of the gulf spill pelicans only this time they're sparrows covered in chocolate. But anyway, the place itself was really cute and we didn't see one hot chocolate covered sparrow!
If we had needed a snack, we would have taken a seat and I would have tried the frozen hot chocolate. It was almost dinner time so Lori Lee bought some desserts for her cooler and we asked an employee to recommend a spot for dinner preferably on the water and specializing in seafood. She recommended the Orleans Inn.
A few right and left turns and we were pulling into the Inn's parking lot.
After spying the view, we decided to eat out on the covered deck. The weather was perfect for outdoor dining.
I opted for the clam roll and fries and ice coffee black of course!
Will you look at those fries? Just how I like them. Crispy on the outside
and soft on the inside. Such potatoey goodness!
This idyllic spot was beside the Inn. To the right, picnic tables were set up and we saw a young family enjoying their dinner there.
The hydrangeas were in full bloom and gorgeous!
Next door to the Inn was this windmill.
Lori Lee was fascinated. She loves windmills.
Aw, do we have to go home? None of us wanted to leave but it was getting late and we had a two hour drive ahead of us. Actually we're driving through Boston at this point.
Once I see the Zakim Bridge I know I'm home. A beautiful sight. And believe it or not, I actually knew the man this bridge was named for. His name was Leonard Zakim and he died too young. And that story is for another post.
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