On Friday morning, I whisked Jeremy away to the Cape for the night. Some old friends are working on the Cape for the summer and I really wanted to see them before they returned to Ohio. They are working for the Monomoy Theater in Chatham, MA, and we went down to see The Cherry Orchard, a play by Anton Chekov.
We left early Friday, but not too early, in an attempt to avoid Massachusetts traffic. If I ever have to live in Boston, I will need to be able to take public transportation because I HATE driving there. The drive went smoothly, and we stopped in Plymouth to see the rock and eat lunch.
After hanging out and walking around, we continued down the Cape which is really up the Cape to Yarmouth, where we were staying. After looking around for a while, and some people – not me – napping, we got dressed and headed to Chatham for dinner and then the show. The Monomoy Theater is really just beautiful. It is a true Cape style building and has a flower garden off the side where refreshments are served by twinkle lights during intermission. If you live in the area, you should go down and see a show. While good literature is always timeless, The Cherry Orchard was timely. It was about a Russian family from the early 1900’s who is in the process of losing their home to foreclosure. A change of costume could have easily put this show in 21st century America.
It was so good to see our friends that we haven’t seen in five years. Time seems to move so quickly now. Let’s hope it’s not another five years before we see them again.
Saturday before we left, Jeremy and I ate brunch at the Keltic Kitchen in Yarmouth, which was near our hotel. While the food was ok, there was way too much of it. Neither of us could finish our food and it was just not all very basic. They didn’t even have Irish butter.
On our way home, we had to stop at Trader Joe’s and Sonic; we just do not have these things in NH. I stocked up on some foods that will come in handy during the harried first weeks of school, and since we had a cooler, I could get some frozen things too. I had a nice discussion with one of the managers about TJ’s coming to NH; things don’t look good friends for a TJ’s in the “Live Free or Die” state.
This was a nice quick trip. We are trying to soak up every ounce of summer while we can.