Friday, January 25, 2013

You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod...

A couple of days ago I made a trip to the Cape to help out my elderly aunt. I think the Cape is one of the prettiest places.

 I didn't have too much time to take photos,
but I did manage to snap a few to share with you.

This particular trip made me think of my parents quite a bit. The talented Patti Page, who made Old Cape Cod such a hit, passed away just a few weeks ago. She also sang The Tennessee Waltz, which was the first song my parents danced to the night they met. And although it's a sad song, they considered it their song.

I think they were doing a polka, rather than a waltz, in this photo!
I love all these old 1950's photos.

It was such a crisp, clear day. Unfortunately my dirty windshield, along with the obtrusive telephone poles and electric lines, ruined this photo. I wish all utilities were underground. It would sure make for more aesthetically pleasing photos!

This is Edward Gorey's old neighborhood. It's a beautiful street.

It was frigid on this particular day so I'm afraid I was a very lazy photographer, snapping photos from inside my warm car rather than venturing outside.


The Edward Gorey House is a fun place to visit if you ever find yourself on Rte 6A in Yarmouthport.

I believe it re-opens for the season on April 18th.

I had to get a shot of The Doubtful Guest, trying his best to stay warm in his snazzy red striped scarf.

I know a lot of you are also suffering with frigid temperatures. By Monday we should be in the midst of a heat wave here in Massachusetts (or at least it will feel like one) with temperatures reaching the high 30's. Can't wait!

Before long, the sun had set and the sky turned a beautiful, deep blue at dusk. The moon, although not full, was so beautiful and bright.

I'll leave you with a YouTube video of Patti Page singing The Tennessee Waltz
(for you, Mom & Dad)



Have a great weekend, everyone! Stay warm!

Donna

20 comments:

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, that was a nice post, Donna.

Frigid, indeed. This is face-freezing cold and I don't particularly like it.

Loved the photos of your beloved Mom and Dad.

Also, all the photos of the Cape. We DO live in a beautiful state, don't we?

Thanks for sharing. Susan

AshTreeCottage said...

Such a lovely tour ~ thank you! And I enjoyed seeing the pics of your mom and dad.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Patty said...

Thank you for the tour, Donna. I really enjoyed it and the old pictures.

Art and Sand said...

I loved reading your post. We had a wonderful vacation in New England in 2010 and spent 2 days in Cape Cod - not in winter though.

Tennessee Waltz is one of my favorites.

Thanks for the memories.

Sue McPeak said...

Wonderful photos and memories of Cape Cod...a place I've never been, but enjoy the seeing the houses and scenery. wow...what a lot of snow...I'd be staying in the warm car, too.

Thanks for the memories of Patti Page. She had such a fantastic voice...The Tennessee Waltz...a favorite.

Barb said...

The Cape is a beautiful place!! I just love seeing the old houses!! Great old photos with wonderful memories!

Babajeza said...

These houses are so beautiful. Have a nice weekend and thanks for taking me on the trip to Cape Cod. Regula

AnneMarie said...

Lovely post! Although we live in England, I adore New England! Visited Cape Cod 5 years ago and hoping to go again this year, God willing. Love your photos, life looked so much better back then! Love from a snowy but thawing England! xx

Lyn said...

It does look beautiful, love the look of that little old house. X

Debra said...

Fun post / what a beautiful place and I love those old pictures! :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I would love to visit the Edward Gorey House! Looks lovely.

Diane said...

I've never been that far east-- looks wonderful! How about the wallpaper in the background of your folks dancing? I wonder what colors it was?!

NanaDiana said...

My father absolutely loved Patti Page and I, too, remember that song from when I was a child. I remember my Mom and Dad waltzing around the kitchen. Beautiful old neighborhood- xo Diana

Donna said...

Thank you for the tour! That's one place that I've never been to!

It's Just Dottie said...

Very nice post. I really like the photos of your Mom and Dad dancing.
Smiles, Dottie

Claudia said...

I love Edward Gorey's house - so beautiful. I can just hear Patti Page now - I always loved that song and the photo of your parents dancing together makes me smile.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!

xo
Claudia

Melanie said...

I've never been to Cape Cod - thanks for sharing the photos. I love the pictures of your parents, too. I wasn't familiar with the song you mentioned, so I'm listening to it now. It's so beautiful. :-)

Greg_1948 said...

I used to live on Cape Cod in the 70's. I have not thought of it in a very long time. I am sure it has changed much. Liked the new tour.

Greg

Chatelaine said...

I love Edward Gorey! I did not know his house was on the Cape. My next daytrip to the Cape I am going there.

Nice post! Stay warm!

Kc W said...

Your parents do look like they were having a wonderful time dancing. My folks -- especially my Dad -- loved to dance. Pretty sure we had those drapes once, too!