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Earliest: March 14, 2003Latest: July 18, 2018Total: 61

October 6, 2003

First Frost

Arena farms has plenty of pumpkins in the early part of October. They are even selling 190+ pound pumpkins at a $1 a pound!

Last night it was nearly freezing, however most of MetroWest has not received the first frost. This is expect to happen in the next couple of days. The only good thing about a frost is that there are no more bugs!

On October 1st Cambridge and Somerville joined 91 communities in Massachusetts to ban smoking in bars and resturants. Sate Legislators are exploring a possible statewide smoking ban.

Tonight is Game 5 of the ALCS game in Oakland. Will the red hot Red Sox continue their winning ways, or will the Oakland A's use the homefield to their advantage. It all starts at 8pm locally.

September 20, 2003

Scallop Festival

Bourne, Massachusetts held its annual Scallop Festival this weekend. It was features games and some arts and crafts. It cost $3 to get in and the Scallop Dinner cost $11.

My Review
This is a fairly small festival. This is certainly nothing like the Big E or Gilroys Garlic Festival. The festival is held in two large tents, one for the food and the other is for the arts and crafts.

If you have visited any of the larger festivals in New England, you'll be disappointed with this festival. However, at $3 its worth checking out some pretty cool Cape Cod arts and crafts. At least half of the artists are based on the cape. Also most artists have websites, such as the Cape Cod Traveler.

September 12, 2003

Fall Colors & North Bridge

I walked around Concord and Stow this afternoon taking pictures of various trees that I knew would be turning colors in a few weeks.

Here's an interesting piece of trivia: The Old North Bridge has 163 pieces of boards that make up the top of the bridge.

September 1, 2003

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day 2003!
In about 12 days the Big E starts in Western Massachusetts. I attended the show last year and had a great time!

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August 29, 2003

Cape Cod Lobster

Tonight I had a 1/2 Baked Stuff Lobster at Heart & Kettle in Orleans Ma. If you never had lobster this would be a good meal to try. At $10.99 its a good deal and you get a small amount of Lobster. Be sure to ask your server for melted butter.

If you are looking for a good lobster dinner on the Mid Cape, here are some suggestions:

  • Lobster Claw in Orleans
  • Van Rensselaer's Restaurant in Wellfleet
Also checkout Stop & Shop, they will cook the lobster for you and they typically have the lowest prices on the cape. If you looking for 3lbs or larger Lobster your best bet is the Nausett Fish & Lobster Pool. Currently it cost $9.99 a pound for a 3 lbs lobster at Nausett Fish & Lobster Pool.

August 24, 2003

Captains Golf Course

At 6:30 this morning I played nine holes with my father at Captains Golf Course, in Brewster MA.

Note: If you plan on playing the Captain's Port Course back nine at 6:30 am, you will need sun glasses! There are a couple of holes where you are teeing off directly into the sun!

The Boston Business Journal recently ranked Captains as the area largest country club, as of 2003 it has 1,200 members. The word on the golf course is that they plan to add more members next year!

July 30, 2003

Cape Cod

It took 2 hours and 14 minutes to get to Orleans Massachusetts from the Museum of Science. I left at 4:30 this evening. There was a one mile backup at the Sagamour Bridge. This was the first backup at the bridge I have encountered this year. Which I thought was weird for a middle of the week.

July 20, 2003

Cape Cod

It only took 1 hour and 57 minutes to get from Orleans to Concord with zero traffic at 4pm today.

July 6, 2003

July 4th Weekend Traffic

It took 3 hours to travel from Orleans to Concord at 8pm today! That includes the 1 hour and 06 mins travel time from Orleans to the top of the Sagamore Bridge! The traffic was backup from exit 2 to the bridge. There were some traffic congestion around the exits from exit 6 onwards.

June 30, 2003

495 off Cape Traffic

I drove up from Cape Cod via 495 this past weekend for the first time this year, I wanted to avoid the Hanover Traffic mess. I noticed that the 495 southbound lane had heavy traffic near the Tweeter Center where a James Tayler concert was about to start. There was no traffic in the northbond direction. TIP: If your going to any event at the Tweeter Center use I-495 North.

Also had the opportunity to have Fried Clams at Sir Cricket and the Lobster roll this weekend. Both were very good. However, the clam portions seemed smaller than usual. This could be the 'seasonal factor' that is, you get smaller portions of food during the busy time of the year.

No traffic this weekend getting off the bridge! Left the house at 6:18 pm and arrived in Concord around 8:40 pm, made one stop off the Cape Erricksons Ice Cream.