Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Summer is here and it’s time to take the family vacation. Fewer of us will be taking off to far away destinations this year and opting to travel by car. Gas is cheaper than it was last year, but it won’t look the same.

You will more than likely be packing hand sanitizer, masks, disinfectant wipes and paper towels. You may consider taking your own food and be careful of what you touch in rest areas. That was probably good advice even before this.

When we were kids, it was fun to travel to Cape Cod where we rented cottages right next to our aunts and uncles and cousins. When we got older, we continued that tradition with my brother and sister and our kids. It was the time of our lives!

If you are headed to the Cape this summer, all beaches and bike trails are open as well as the ferries to the Islands. Half of Main St in downtown Hyannis is closed to traffic to allow for more outdoor dining. Try the food at Columbo’s. Then of course there’s mini golf at Pirates Cove and ice cream at Sundae School. You may want to catch a summer flick at the Wellfleet Drive In. There is still lots to do.

We’re almost there kids, you can see the Bourne Bridge. Let the memories begin.

  • Danny Lyons

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