Happy Monday! I’m sitting in an inn on Nantucket Island this morning. It feels like way more than a few days since I left home! I’m doing my usual Monday linkup with Tara and Erin today to tell you about the fun I’m having.
Wednesday morning, after we got the kids off to school, Beer Geek and I headed to the airport for a quick flight to Boston. Everything went smoothly (how often does THAT happen?) and we were heading to Hull by early afternoon. We checked into the Nantasket Beach Resort, which I highly recommend if you are ever in that area, as it was lovely. It’s also a short walk from the start line of Ragnar Cape Cod.
This was the view from our room:
We spent the afternoon wandering around the area, checking things out and then went to the Sea Dog pub. They don’t actually brew Sea Dog there, but they had many of their beers on tap, so, of course we got a sampler. I have to say that their blueberry beer is still my favorite of their beers.
Thursday was an absolutely gorgeous day! Beer Geek wanted to hit Plymouth, so we headed over there early that morning.
I’ll be honest. I was underwhelmed by Plymouth Rock. But, whatever, it was more about what it symbolized. We checked out one of the museums (we were a bit pre-season), saw a few artifacts from Beer Geek’s family as he had ancestors who came over on the Mayflower, and I ate a stuffed pretzel that was bigger than my head!
After lunch, we took a lovely walk on the breakwater, after which I was having some issues in my hip. I changed shoes and did some stretches and thought I had it all worked out.
Before we returned to Hull, we had to check out the Mayflower Brewing company.
Then we headed to the start where I checked out the beginnings of the setup of the Ragnar start and we went out for an amazing seafood dinner. At dinner, we were seated at a table next to an entire Ragnar team of ladies in running skirts. I offered to take their picture and we ended up chatting. Just wish I’d caught their team name LOL.
Then it was early to bed because our Ragnar Cape Cod start was at 7am!
I’ll just leave this here:
I’ll recap the race later, but let me tell you, it was just as fun as Ragnar DC last fall and I can’t wait to do another one!
Fast forward to Saturday! Beer Geek met up with me in Provincetown and after seeing my team off at the finish line, Beer Geek made me climb Pilgrim Monument. Yes, I ran two marathons and a Ragnar and he thought it was a good idea to climb a tower.
We went back to the lovely Chicago House where we were staying. I planned to power through the evening, but ended up falling asleep for an hour mid-afternoon. Once I rallied, we went out for a lovely dinner, picked up a couple of beers, and headed back to the porch to chill.
The rest of the inn was filled with members of GURL (Gay Urban Runners League) from Boston who had run Ragnar, so we had a fun time hanging out and chatting with them until I crashed at 9:30.
10 hours of sleep later LOL, it was time to head for Nantucket.
Our trip out was uneventful. Beer Geek loves ferries, so he was happy. I was just happy I did not need dramamine. Yeah, that’s how our marriage works. He drags me on ferries, I try not to puke.
After our ferry ride and a check in at the Regatta Inn, we headed out to Cisco Brewery for a beer. The beer was fabulous and we may have finished a sampler and a pint and bought some to bring back. Did I mention that we biked? Always a good idea to put the drunk girl on a bike with a growler…
Thankfully, we had a nice bike ride home and then went out to dinner where I had a lobster roll with more lobster than roll.
Afterwards we checked out a lighthouse. (Yes, he dragged me out to a lighthouse after dinner. In the fog.) Then it was crash city as I’m still catching up on my sleep!
Today we are headed to Martha’s Vineyard, so expect more awesome pictures on Facebook and Instagram!
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18 thoughts on “DC to Cape Cod or Bust”
Looks like an amazing weekend. Nice job on the refueling!
Congrats on the Ragnar!!! I had a TON of fun doing this one (it was my first) – lots to do differently (plan a mini vaca around it! Actually go to the finish – our van skeeedaddled after exchange 30 because we wanted to get the eff out of dodge and our 2nd van didn’t come to the start so there was a bit of dissention…) but OMG. I loved every minute of every run (excepting the Cape Cod Canal at 1a – that was mildly creepy. And I had tons of cramps which is never fun).
And seriously – way to do Cape Cod up RIGHT (bikes, beer, lobster rolls – there’s really no better way!) 😀
What an amazing view from your room! I can’t wait to read your Ragnar recap!
I love Cape Cod–spent a summer there in college, and it was complete with drunk bike riding on Nantucket! Glad you got away and made the most of it.
I don’t even know where to start with my recap but I had a blast with you and the team. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!
Congrats on Ragnar! I do agree with you, Plymouth Rock is underwhelming. I had the thought of “that’s it?”
This all sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to hear about your race. We had a pretty kick-ass weekend too. We flew into NYC on Friday, and we’re here till next Friday. I’m only here catching up for a few quick minutes while my husband grabs a power nap. He insisted he needed one after I dragged him out of bed to get in line for Jimmy Fallon standby tickets this morning. 😉
I love Cape Cod and your weekend sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to read the race recap !
LOL about Plymouth Rock – it is a bit underwhelming isn’t it? Sounds like you’re having a great trip!
Sounds like a great trip! Love the view and all the stuff you’ve gotten to do
Sounds pretty divine if you ask me. I haven’t been to Cape Cod since before Thing 2 turned 1. Love it there.
this sounds like an awesome trip! I think Cape Cod is on our list for next year so I may reach out to you when we start planning, nice that the hubby came along, someone needs to make sure the drunk girl doesn’t fall off the bike! LOL! 🙂
Looks like a really fun trip with lots of nice beer! Can’t wait to hear about Ragnar Cape Cod!
These pictures are amazing, Erika! Wow! I love that you had such an amazing view and congrats on Ragnar! Can’t wait to read the recap and it looks like y’all had a lot of fun. Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today and I hope you rweek is off to a great start!
Geez, what a pretzel. I can’t wait to read about Ragnar. It looks like you are enjoying your trip. Don’t you need a few minutes rest built in there somewhere? LOL!
So jealous of this fabulous vacation!! When I go home to MA/NH I always eat my weight in Lobster. I love the Vineyard and Nantucket!! Enjoy!
Wow! What an amazing way to spend your weekend 🙂 My husband also loves craft beer – maybe that’s my ticket to doing a race in Boston some day. I’ll be showing him this post soon…Congrats on your Ragnar finish and for completing all the additional biking and climbing along the way.
I followed you all through Instagram! Loved it! And I love the friendships that you make in Ragnar