While my family has a long history of staying in Famouth and it feels like a second home, it must be admitted that Chatham is probably the most beautiful town on Cape Cod. The buildings that make up the downtown are pristine and perfectly designed for a seaside town. The houses that surround the town are breathtaking. The ocean in this particular part of the Cape is as blue as I have ever seen.
We went to Chatham last Friday. After walking through the town, we put down our blankets in the town green and ate a picnic lunch. Anne enjoyed the sunshine.
Meg and Clare built fairy houses (because we certainly wouldn't want the Cape Cod fairies to be homeless).
After our picnic and playtime, we stopped by an outdoor art sale. Clare, who has always been very shy, proudly marched up to the first person she saw and introduced herself saying, "When I grow up I am going to be an artist." I was so proud of her confidence. I, however, was wishing she weren't so loudly confident when she began expressing her opinion on which were the good painting and which were the bad paintings-- especially considering some of the artists were walking around.
Soon it was time for the beach. And again, the Chatham beach is stunning.
From the beach (which, incidentally, sits across from the Chatham Lighthouse), we went to the fish pier just up the road. When we arrived a boat was dropping off its catch for the day, so a couple extra tourists showed up hoping for a snack.
The main reason we chose to go to Chatham on Friday was it was the day of the first town concert of the season. Since 1933 the town has hosted concerts on its green. We went to a concert when I was 11 or 12 and I knew it was precisely the type of thing Meg and Clare would love.
On Friday night the band set up in the gazebo.
Meg and Clare danced to Sweet Caroline as well as selections from Journey and Patty Paige. They joined in the group dances (as did I) including the Bunny Hop. They had so much fun and declared the day the best ever (despite the fact there had been quite a few grumpy moments throughout the day).