Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

January 20, 2018

Orleans, Part 2

This almost looked like a murmuration.  Saw it on the way to Nauset Beach.


I really wanted to get down on the beach but the storm chewed away the sand and stairs so it was all roped off.  I think I would've been able to get down, but getting back up to the parking lot was going to be problematic.  As you can see, the Atlantic is ice-free.  The breeze on this side was a bit warmer too.




I really do appreciate having a chauffeur who doesn't mind stopping every few hundred feet so I can get a pic!

Orleans Playhouse

Back downtown.






Orleans Pond

Orleans Waterfront Inn & Restaurant.  I have it on good authority that this place is haunted!



I've never eaten here, nor did we eat here the day we went, but I had to take a pic cause it's definitely an Orleans institution.  I just remember the radio ads from the 80s, "The double double, dragon dragon, inn inn.'  

Hope you enjoy my little tour of Orleans! 

18 comments:

  1. Nice little excursion! Love the atmosphere!

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    1. I was so glad we went! Nice to get out and drive around.

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  2. No way! The stairs are gone!? I wonder if the boardwalk on the left was any better.

    (Can't find your email address, but wanted to tell you that you had commented on the post about Foz right after it happened/was posted, but thank you for thinking of us again)😉💕

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    1. I hunted down the original post and saw that I did comment...but it was also right after Russell came home from the hospital so Oct was a bit of a blur.

      I'd never been to Nauset Beach before so I didn't know what it looked like before. I was pretty bummed that I couldn't get onto the beach though. I haven't beachcombed in ages.

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  3. Look like things are thawing out there! beautiful tour

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    1. Thanks! Thawing for now....I know I'm being lured into a false sense of security. haha It seems like our seasons have been moved up by one month. I'm gonna guess that we'll have at least one or more blizzards before spring!

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  4. You have an excellent chauffeur. Nifty pics and Orleans looks quaint. I can tell you folks are having a grand time on your jaunts. Fun!

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    1. I really appreciate his patience and good natured amusement at my desire to take pics. We're trying to get out at least once a day to go somewhere...anywhere...because I'm sure we've got bad weather in our future at some point.

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  5. Hey JoJo,

    Excellent that you have a cooperative chauffeur! Thanks to the chauffeur for doing that so we can see all those wonderful photos. Lovely and ice-free!

    I suddenly have this urge for Chinese food!

    Gary

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    1. Thanks Gary! My friend Sheila lives in Orleans and says it's the best Chinese on the Cape. Maybe we'll go back this summer. Right now Russell has to avoid salty foods and Chinese food is extremely salty!

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  6. I definitely enjoyed your post. I'd love to see the windmill, and naturally I'd love to eat at the Lobster Claw. Yum.
    Great pictures, and it looks like you are having a good time. :-)

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    1. Thanks Debi! We do have a great time tooling around together! Looking forward to spring, although we have talked about trying to get away for a few days now.

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  7. Windmills are so classy and classic.
    I wonder if they serve sweet and sour and sour and sweet chicken chicken at the Double...

    Enjoy your week, JoJo.

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    1. HAHAHA!!! Good one! Now I really want Chinese food!

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  8. Pictures of your blog are always amazing!! Love the place and love the weather there.
    Happy weekend.
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  9. Oh my gosh, I loved these pictures. The playhouse is gorgeous. The windmill brought back some memories. We had one close to my house that we played by. I can still hear the squeaking sound it made as it turned ever so slowly. Great tour!

    Have a beachy week!
    Elsie

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    1. Thanks Elsie! I am not sure if any of these spin during the summer months. I always seem to go sightseeing in the off season cause there are less tourists.

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