Today was a rainy day on Cape Cod. It was a perfect day for me to run into Coffee Obsession--a favorite spot in Falmouth for many years. I enjoyed a chai latte made with almond milk. Later in the morning we headed to Sandwich.
Sandwich is one of the oldest towns on Cape Cod and one of the most charming. Our main purpose in going there was to visit the Green Briar Nature Center, which now houses much of the old Thornton Burgess Museum.
Thornton Burgess was a naturalist and children's writer in the early twentieth century. Being such huge Beatrix Potter fans I was a bit conflicted about our family's visit. While Burgess and Potter held similar passions, it must be acknowledged that Burgess "borrowed" Peter Rabbit for his stories. Still, Clare (our most devoted Beatrix Potter fan) was thrilled to go anywhere with so many rabbits. There was a rabbit on the nature center sign, a rabbit on the weathervane at the top of the house, ceramic rabbits throughout the complex and two real rabbits.
Oh, and there were these cute little rabbits.
An added treat at the nature center is a jam kitchen in which women are busy making jam as you walk through. The jam is sold in the gift shop and it is possible we came home with a little bit of jam. (It is also possible we tasted a few jam samples in the shop). After a brief walk through the wildflower garden at the nature center, we left Sandwich to pick up my repaired car in Hyannis.
Tomorrow promises beautiful weather and some exciting adventures.