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Meanwhile at Casa River….


Now that the husband has a fancy new pool table, he’s finally taken on the monumental task of teaching me how to play.



So far? I suck. And it seems my underlying strategy is to keep all my balls on the table in order to block his access to the pockets.

Not for everyone, I know. But it’s all I’ve got right now.



Outside? There are some pretty spectacular sunsets.



And a very well staked Christmas reindeer who may be there until spring.




Lord Dudley Mountcatten is unsuccessfully hiding behind a coffee table leg.


Natural beauty.


Have you ever noticed how quickly sunsets change?




I see a pretty one out the window…




And by the time I grab my camera it’s almost over. Rather like life….




Fall came early this year.




And while I do love the colors, peak foliage came too soon.




What was supposed to pop in October, popped in September.



And as much as I’m ready for this year to be over, this is one part I wish would last a little longer.




This is the way we’ve been spending most of our evenings during the summer of Covid-19.



Barn porch sitting with an adult beverage…. or two.



Sometimes there’s a sunset.



The deer usually wander up for a treat.



And bark at us if we’re spotted.



Which, all things considered… is pretty frickin’ rude.



We are the treat suppliers after all.



I don’t need a formal thank you note, but a little common courtesy would be nice.




Cape Cod Day 2… Beer. More beer. And a sunset at the beach.


Heading back to our resort after lunch we stopped in at Devil’s Purse brewery in South Dennis.




It’s an unassuming little place in a warehouse, with a beam for a bar…




And slab topped barrel tables with no seats. Personally I’m not fond of this concept, but space was limited and they probably don’t want to encourage you to linger.

That being said their beer was good. Very good… and we enjoyed our time there.




Sadly, they didn’t do flights which is my preferred way to sample a new brewery’s offerings.




But they did offer 4 ounce pours… (at roughly a dollar an ounce!)  and we tried quite a few.

They specialize in European style beer and we specialize in never liking the same one. The Pollock RIP IPA was too bitter for me, while the Shore Laddie blackberry porter was too rich for him. But we both loved their plum saison Season In Hell…. enough to buy a growler to take home.

The tasting room is also dog friendly which is fun.




No, Fido wasn’t drinking. His owner just wanted a good picture.

Sound like anyone you know…?



Back in Hyannis, we decided to stop at the Cape Cod brewery which is by far the largest and most popular.




But as with most things, size doesn’t matter.

(Sorry fellas, but it’s true)




Saturday afternoon at 3:45 and the place was packed. Though why that was, I really can’t say.




When we got to the bar…. we were told they were closing in 15 minutes and wouldn’t be able to do a flight, but we could order a small pour or two.



Please explain this reasoning, because I’m confused. You do flights, but won’t give us one because you’re closing soon…. but you will pour us multiple smalls.  What’s the difference?

And to that…. closing at 4:00 on a Saturday afternoon. WTH? When we asked why they closed so early on the weekend, we were told it’s because their workers want to have fun too.



It’s a good thing the entire restaurant and bar industry doesn’t follow this trend….we’d all be forced to have fun at home.

And no one wants that.




But, it was beer and we must drink. Which we did, though I wish we hadn’t…

Personal table top ring toss games aside, their beer was as flat and uninteresting as their let’s close early!  business plan. We drank 4 between us and I couldn’t even finish one of mine.

I. Left. Beer. On. The. Table.

Yeah, that’s bad.




And yet we had bartenders tell us this is the tourist’s preferred brand.

Okay, they have a gift store.




And heavily merchandise their product.




But it will take more than that to get me to drink it again.

We drove back to the resort at dusk, remembering that the desk clerk recommended we watch the sunset at the nearby South Cape Beach State Park.




So thank you Sea Mist Resort desk clerk.




We took your advice.




And ended our first full day at the Cape….




Surrounded by natural beauty….




Fresh ocean air…




Beautiful colors…




And a growing appreciation for your part of the world.