New England Adventures – Cape Ann, MA

The boys by the ocean at Halibut Point State Park

The boys by the ocean at Halibut Point State Park

We said good-bye to Aunt Connie and headed north from Connecticut. Our plan was to camp outside of Boston, and go into the city to check it out. We also have a friend that lives north of Boston not too far that we wanted to visit.
Chris found Cape Ann Campsite online. It was a small RV park, north of Boston about forty-five minutes. By the time we got to the campsite and set up the RV we were so tired we just stuck around the area. The communities of Cape Ann are quaint little New England beachside towns, each one with its own charm. Everyday we woke up at Cape Ann we decided not to go into the city of Boston. After our non-stop time in DC and New York we were a little exhausted. In fact, we never made it down to Boston. As I look back now (we were in Mass in early May, it’s now mid-June as I write this from our campsite in Deadwood, SD) I wish we would have bucked up and gone to see Boston. We were there not too long after the Marathon bombing, it would have been cool to see “Boston Strong” in person. Alas, we were lazy and stuck close to the Moho.

Our unlevel tick-ridden campsite at Cape Ann Campsite

Our unlevel tick-ridden campsite at Cape Ann Campsite

We did make it to dinner at my friend Meagan’s house. Meagan went to high school with Chris and me, as did her hubby Devin. They live in the house Meagan’s mom grew up in, and they have three awesome kids and some pets. Meagan and I hadn’t seen each other for almost fifteen years but have kept up with each other somewhat through Facebook and Instagram. They offered to make dinner for us while we were in town and we were so excited for a home-cooked meal and time with adults our age (and kids for Z to hang out with).

Grant kids and us moms in the backyard

Grant kids and us moms in the backyard

We had a great time, Meagan and Devin’s kids are totally awesome and played with Zeph and fed him cupcakes and laughed when he made farting noises (his version of flirting/entertaining). We didn’t want to say good-bye but the kids all had to go to bed and we all had cupcake hangover (my fault, of course).

A blurry picture but still so cute of the kids...

A blurry picture but still so cute of the kids…

We were planning on sticking around town through Mother’s Day to meet up with the Grants again but the weather turned rainy and the ticks in our campground were enough to drive anyone crazy. Minus the ticks, though, this part of the country is very pretty and is so close to conveniences and fun major cities. We headed north the day before Mother’s Day… to Portland, Maine. Some friends were coming to meet us there and we wanted to get the lay of the land before we picked them up… more on that next time!

Zeph and the Grant kids coloring

Zeph and the Grant kids coloring

Halibut Point State Park quarry

Halibut Point State Park quarry

An ocean view from the quarry at Halibut Point State Park

An ocean view from the quarry at Halibut Point State Park

 

 

 

  • Meg

    oh, I found myself getting a bit weepy on this one. what a wonderful visit with you guys! Erin, you’re even more wonderful than you were so many years ago. it was an honor to meet the little guy…safe travels ahead for you guys!

  • zephyrsunrise

    Love you Meg, hope to see you guys again very soon <3