Dreaming Of Cape Cod

by Brenna Holeman
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Provincetown, Cape Cod, USA

Yesterday the weather was -16°C in Winnipeg; I had sort of forgotten how cold it gets here, and how life continues despite that cold. We still do errands and see friends and do yardwork, it’s just that we are all bundled up while we do these things, and that we require a hot chocolate immediately upon coming home (or maybe that’s just me). The house feels especially cold now that Aaron left to go back to the states, and his departure signified my travels really being over for the time being. Reality is sinking in, and it’s sometimes a difficult pill to swallow.

To shake the post-travelling blues and to remind myself of warmer days, I think of some of the beautiful places I visited in the last fourteen months, some of the places I had dreamed of visiting since I was a little girl. I had always wanted to go to Cape Cod, and so it was a wonderful coincidence that Aaron’s mum is currently living there and could host us while we travelled across America and Canada on our road trip.

In Cape Cod we spent our days on beaches, among old wooden boats and sea creatures. We ate breakfast when the sun came up, planning activities around the weather. I read books and went for bike rides. We found lighthouses and stores that sold the perfect nautical antiques. It was exactly what you would expect from Cape Cod, and it was one of my favourite locations on our journey.

I miss those days in New England.

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures November 22, 2011 - 1:45 am

What lovely pics! I need to visit this part of the States!!!

Oneika November 23, 2011 - 5:52 pm

Aww! Separation from your love is difficult (don’t I know it)! But at least you have a fixed date in the near future to look forward to! Lovely pics 🙂

This Battered Suitcase November 24, 2011 - 5:29 am

Andi – You definitely should! It’s so beautiful…

Oneika – I know that you can relate to what I’m going through, and you’re right, having a set date makes it much easier to cope. Even with email, Skype, phone calls, and texts, it’s amazing how much you can miss someone!

Chinye November 28, 2011 - 5:51 pm

I completely understand you’re feelings! I spent 3 months away from mine over the summer….and I truly didn’t realize how much I missed him! It just makes you work harder to stay connected….and the reunion will be that much sweeter 🙂

This Battered Suitcase November 28, 2011 - 6:10 pm

Thanks for your comment, Chinye…but if you see my latest post, you’ll see that my guy didn’t want to work hard at all! It only took 12 days for him to give up…


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