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04 October 2007 @ 09:09 am
The Cape  
In our latest cheap ass vacation scheme, we're driving up to Cape Cod next week where some friends are lending us their off-season beach rental. We're going to stop in Newport at least long enough to do the Cliff Walk (maybe we'll hit that coming and going) and we're planning a day trip into Boston since I've never been there. We'll also spend some time visiting the people who are lending the house of course. Other than that, I'm not really sure what we'll get up to. Probably eat some clam chowder and watch some Degrassi: The Next Generation on dvd. Hopefully there's a tv in the beachhouse. Oh, we might go to Edward Gorey's house.

Anyone have recommendations of other things to do in Cape Cod?

Current Mood: 239
Listening to: The Bees - "Catch Yer Own Train"
Christineleapfrog2747 on October 4th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
No, but I love Newport!! Have fun!!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: joslin zoomassmonkeydiary on October 4th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's a fun town. Expensive, but fun. Have you ever eaten at the Cheeky Monkey there? It's pretty groovy.
severus89 on October 6th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry to tell you this, but the Cheeky Monkey has been closed down. The owners had to sell it because they couldn't afford to keep running it. It's now called Christie's.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: Luke Cheuh & Teresa MTZassmonkeydiary on October 15th, 2007 01:06 am (UTC)
So sad! I wonder what they did with all the old monkey paintings. I would totally love to snatch them up in an auction!
severus89 on October 17th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
My friend used to bartend there. I can ask her if she knows anything about them and let you know.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: purple slapassmonkeydiary on October 17th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
Awesome! You rock!
severus89 on October 19th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
I talked to my friend about the monkey paintings and here's her response:

Cheeky's been closed for nearly a year now and already opened as Christies. There's a new cheeky opened in Narragansett. In Feb they auctioned off everything inside the building and I believe that the owner kept the paintings for himself unless he donated them to the new Cheeky which I haven't been to yet.

Either way, there's no way of anyone getting their hands on them. You could contact the artists and commission more however.

Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 19th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
No worries. Thanks for checking.

I just might check out the new one if I even make my way up there again.
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Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on October 15th, 2007 01:12 am (UTC)
Heh, I thought of you cause there was a store in Providence that seemed to specialize in those toe socks.
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zuluoddharmonic on October 4th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
Any particular kind of stuff you'd like to check out -- specific cuisines, literary history, scenic lookouts, specific collectibles? (Throwing random things out here, insert your own interests there and imagine I'm terribly clever.)

I lived in Worcester County (central Mass) for several years and we frequently visited the Cape, including two weeks near Wellfleet every summer.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: Hanuman: kiddie versionassmonkeydiary on October 4th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Being a foodie, I'm probably most interested in any restaurants you thought were great (we eat everything). Maybe scenic vistas too.
theballadofyoko on October 4th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Too bad the stars weren't aligned-- I'm planning on going to Boston and Newport in several months.

I hear there's good lobster roll to be had in Newport. I've never been, so I don't know for sure.

Have a great vacation!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: green tikiassmonkeydiary on October 15th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)
Heh... I love lobster, but I feel no need to soak it in mayonaise, so I generally avoid the lobster roll. However, we heartily recommend the Quahog Company in Newport for a good meal. Sumo Sushi is also good.
lipbylipbylipby on October 5th, 2007 02:32 am (UTC)
You should go to Provincetown, if for no other reason than the widely available gay sex. Honestly, the more I think about, the more I realize there aren't a lot of destinations on Cape Cod. Just find a nice beach.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red pow wowassmonkeydiary on October 15th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
You're telling me. K. & I drove into P-Town a couple and left as 2/3rds of a threesome.
lipbylipbylipby on October 15th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Wow. Really?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: turqoise scareassmonkeydiary on October 15th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
He's in the kitchen as we speak.
lipbylipbylipby on October 15th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, you really know how to vacate! My vacations mostly involve looking at stuff and eating ice cream.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: red cameraassmonkeydiary on October 16th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Oh, we ate ice cream too.
theballadofyoko on October 16th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
What?? was it the lobster guy??
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: meditatingassmonkeydiary on October 16th, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
Heh... no, just the Buddha himself.
theballadofyoko on October 16th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
That Buddha-- he gets around!
vom_diesem on October 5th, 2007 11:53 am (UTC)
This picture's the epitome of a cute butt.

Happy east coasting.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: purple slapassmonkeydiary on October 15th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, man.
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: silhouetteassmonkeydiary on October 15th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)
I'll report the details on Gorey's house this week!