A November 2003 trip
to Falmouth by DonnieR
Quote: Following our Thanksgiving celebration, we headed out for a return trip to our resort in Falmouth, MA, to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the surf and sand.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 30, 2004
80 Davis Straits
Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540
Cape Cod Children's Museum
577 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649
Attraction | "Christian Living Book Store"
This particular evening, it was cold, and we found some solace from the chill of the evening; and the pickings were pretty nice, as there were many bargains. Our little girls liked the place too, as they got real comfortable with the staff and wanted to roam all over the place.
A nice little place to stop. Off the beaten path, so to speak.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 30, 2004
Living Water's Christian Book Store
101 Spring Bars Rd
Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540
We had hoped to visit more of some of the "out of the way" spots on the Cape. There are so many wonderful spots to visit on the Cape, and it's our hope to cover the entire Cape in search of areas of interest to travellers, and in particular, to us.
This was a sad time for us, and especially intense, as we were very glad we were only a couple of hours away from our home in Winchendon, Massachusetts. One of the nice things about vacationing on Cape Cod.
First of all, we discovered that our timeshare/resort - Beachside Village - had not adequately prepared for this, in that many of their "emergency light" batteries had not been updated. And as we had been the only ones vacationing in the particular building we were in, we had some interesting journeys up and down the stairs. We own the penthouse on the top of the building overlooking the ocean, but even those emergency lights only lasted so long.
We couldn't get in touch with any staff, as the phones were out, and trying to get a local radio station's news was useless, because the local AM Falmouth station was down as well. The only other station was an FM station and they never reported on the blackout.
For about two hours, we sang songs, and played these little games with a one flashlight and fading emergency lights, and then we discovered that a woman who lived in the building next to us decided to come to our building looking for some companionship. She was also alone. Like I said earlier in this travel journal, we were vacationing "Off Season." Come to find out, this lady was by herself, and she was from the town next to ours - Ashburnham, Massachusetts - so...we struck up a great little friendship and kept each other company. Our little girls had a pretty interesting time as well.
Within 15 minutes of our neighbor coming over to visit us, we then saw the lights begin to come back on from our vantage point from across the ocean in Martha's Vineyard, and then locally to Falmouth. The following day, as we returned to our home in Winchendon, we discovered that there had been literally thousands of residents without power on this particular evening, and there were many theories why, from local terrorist (which was untrue), to a problem with the local power supply (very much true). All in all, one of the highlights of our vacation.