Day 3 – Epic Road Trip. I woke up in the morning in a less than amazing hotel in Albany, dishearted by the variety of travel challenges so far (including the kids crap listening skills and the shit ankle). But I also realized we had no plans for the day/night and could do anything as long as we were in Boston in two days. So I headed to the beach. Plymouth, Mass seemed like as good as place as any to spend the night.
I will say it wasn’t the easiest task to find lodging for the night, as it was the Sunday before Memorial Day AND the coast BUT I had a tent and very low standards. We ended up booking a stupidly overpriced campsite at the Boston/Cape Cod KOA. And I have zero regrets.
Plymouth Long Beach
Because I had about 15 minutes of research on crappy wifi, I just drove towards the coast and we stopped at the first public beach we found, which happened to be Plymouth Long Beach. It was insanely crowded but insanely worth it. The girls quickly made friends and ran off to play, leaving me and my kindle alone on a beach for hours. The perfect antidote to the travel problems that plagued me.
We eventually left the beach when it became apparent that dinner wouldn’t magically appear before us. The girls were still in swimsuits, but vacation mom doesn’t care.
So we headed into the touristy area of Plymouth and grabbed dinner at Yogi’s Cafe, right next to the harbor. During dinner, I totally dosed my white tank in ketchup and had to walk around and view the historic sights that way.
Our stroll through the downtown area also included lots of dancing and tree climbing. Not sure anyone else enjoyed their enthusiastic public flailing, but the pictures were cute sooooooo…
Our quick stop to see Plymouth Rock was wildly underwhelming for the girls. I mean… granted it’s just a rock with zero significance in their minds so ya know. But while they were supposed to be appreciating history we spotted a horseshoe crab and THAT was a real winner.
I spent a lot of time this trip trying to keep these crazies from falling into water.
We finished up our day with an exciting adventure of camp showers (shudder), laundry, and an outdoor showing of Wreck it Ralph at the campground. Which was “too scary” for Abby – so we headed to bed instead.