Art is the Handmaid of Human Good

Life in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Just what the doctor ordered…


Day 149 - Monday, May 28th 2012

Last weekend Gist, Simon, Rudy, and I were lucky enough to head out to Cape Cod to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. These past two months have been a bit more trying than they needed to be, and heading to the Cape for some relaxing in the salt air was a lovely dose of just what we needed.

We got to eat delicious food and drink delicious beer…


Day 147 - Saturday, May 26th 2012


Visit a kettle pond…

Day 148 - Sunday, May 27th 2012

Great Pond

Gaze at the ocean…

Fisheye Thumpertown

Having a hard time making our way home...

Read on the deck…

Simon and Rudy love the cape!

Rudy and Simon love the cape!

And, as an extra-special treat, we got to see how Cabot’s Salt Water Taffy is made!

Salt Water Taffy Making

Salt Water Taffy Making

Salt Water Taffy Making

Salt Water Taffy Making

I buy some of Cabot’s amazing salt water taffy every time I visit Provincetown – at least twice a summer – and seeing how it is made was the high point of my weekend.

Being on the Cape was such a nice way to kick off the summer – I know I’m looking forward to a few months of long days full of summertime fun, hopefully a few of them will be spent on Olde Cape Cod!


Author: Marianne

Hi my name is Marianne Gries, welcome to Art is the Handmaid of Human Good. I use this space to write about and share pictures of things that interest me. That includes my life in Lowell, my adventures in car-lite living, the food I cook and eat, my dogs, home improvement projects, vacations, knitting, and interesting things and places I see and visit. Thanks for stopping by!

2 thoughts on “Just what the doctor ordered…

  1. Old Cape Cod…..


  2. I love that you love this place too. Something about the way the air smells up there… it is instantly happy-making. And I’m so jealous that you got to learn how taffy was made! (and that you live so much closer so you don’t have to factor in such a long journey when deciding to go. 🙂 )

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