Departure date: 09/04/2018
We taking a trip to Cape Cod – the very end of the State of Massachusetts. As always we included some wonderful sightseeing to and from the east coast. Come back, view our photos and we’ll try to make you feel as if you’re on our tour. Next years trip departs Tuesday after Labor Day.
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September 4, 2018 Tuesday – Today we left for Cape Cod. The morning downpours gave way to humid heat with temps approaching 100 degrees. We stayed cool in the bus as we passed O’hare airport in Chicago on our way to Maumee Oh.
September 5, 2018 Wednesday- Today was another warm day. We had sunny skies as we traveled across Pennsylvania. After lunch, as the temperatures climbed, we enjoyed a boat ride thru Penn’s Cave. The narrated tour was interesting and cool, as the cave is always 52 degrees. Outside the cave, we saw areas of the wildlife park. We concluded our day with a scenic drive thru Amish country.
September 6, 2018 Thursday-More of the same weather. Hot, but still sunny. We passed around New York City on our way to the Norwalk Aquarium. A pleasant stop with everything from sharks, to dragons to jellyfish and everything in between. Always an interesting stop as the exhibits are constantly changing. We arrived at Foxwoods Casino in the late afternoon. Home to over 6000 slot machines, 250 table games and an 87 store mall, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
September 7, 2018 Friday- Today we awoke to e big change in our weather. After last night storm, the day was cool and comfortable. With highs in the 70’s and cloudy skies, we had a relaxing day. The morning was spent at the Mystic Seaport. This historical sea village had ships, shops and many sights to see. The afternoon was spent at the Breakers. This opulent summer home gave us a look at a lifestyle that is unimaginable. This evening we make our way to Cape Cod.
September 8, 2018 Saturday-Today we had a short drive to Provincetown. Once there, we took a ride on the sand dunes of the seashore. The park is only accessible by suburbans from Art’s Dune Tours. Our guides gave us insights into the history and stories of the famous artists that have spent time there. The afternoon was spent whale watching. The ocean was rough but we were able to get very close to some whales and get some great pictures and memories. We capped our day off with a lobster dinner on our way back to Hyannis.
September 9, 2018 – Sunday- Today we left behind the Cape. After all the action of yesterday, we were ready for a relaxing day. We took a scenic drive thru MA on our way to New York. Noon found us having lunch on the terrace of the Norman Rockwell Museum. On display were hundreds of iconic scenes from an earlier time. Many were instantly recognizable. They even had ever cover from the Saturday Evening Post. We then traveled to the Turing Stone Resort for the evening.
September 10, 2018 Monday- Today was cool and rainy. We headed for Niagara Falls and had rain most of the way. After waiting in line at the border, we made it to lunch at the Skylon Tower. The rain let up while we had lunch 750 ft above the falls and had spectacular views. After lunch, we walked along the falls for a close up experience. It wasn’t a great day for pictures, but was still a great experience for everyone.
September 11, 2018 Tuesday- We woke to cloudy skies and cooler temps. The sun was out by the time we came back into the States.We took a morning stop at Stahl’s Automotive Museum. It’s one of the few places that so many valuable and rare cars that you can actually get a look up close and inside. Several volunteers are there to answer questions for anyone. Just as impressive are the automated musical machines. Some as small as a desk, others taking up a whole wall. Best of all, they work and the staff is pleased to play them for us. After Stahl’s, we had lunch and headed for Blue Chip Resort for the evening.
September 12, 2018 Wednesday- Today we concluded our trip to Cape Cod. We arrived back on time with many great memories of all the sites we had taken in over the last 9 days. Thanks to all who came along to experience the trip and make it memorable for all.