We were staying at another awesome house Bill’s sister found through VRBO.com in Orleans, MA, just about an hour from P-Town and on Saturday we set off for some excitement for our senses. What a difference between the smaller, sleepier Orleans to Provincetown! And with an 83 year old woman, well, my blushing was at an all time high. What a blast!
The ride in was a little slow as it’s the spot to go on the Cape and traffic was backed up but we snuck off the main Route 6 and opted for a prettier ride on 6A along the coast. FYI, it might not be faster in the summer but early Fall it’s ideal!
There is so much to see in Provincetown, but these are the 5 things you may want to avoid with children. Bill and I can’t wait to go back with less sensory…
- Window displays. There are some awesome displays of candies, flowers, jewelry, toys… some toys aren’t meant for children though. If there is a sign like the one to the right above the door, it’s probably best to stay out of it.
- Figurines on shelves. Really neat antique shops are scattered along the streets of Provincetown. In them are great finds like old jewelry and plates and the such. However, there may be the occasional naked sculpture lying around. I don’t mind such art but it can catch a youngster… or elderly off guard.
- R-Rated Chocolate Shops. Do I need to say more about these? Of course I do! They offer G rated chocolates too but anything goes in PTown…
- Novelty Head Shops. Again, do I need to elaborate? They are what they are folks…
- Hit or miss in the streets. In the streets you can see so many walks of life. I love going to Provincetown just for people watching. This trip we were lucky to see the performer in the photo at the beginning of this post, Lip Schtick, several times in the streets, peddling a bicycle up and down to raise awareness for the upcoming show that evening. The drag show, something I’ve never seen, looks like an awesome time and I hope to catch it next summer! I’ve read reviews and apparently, it’s quite an experience!
Good word of advice if you need to sensor the trip for those who might not be ready for all Provincetown has to offer: enter an establishment before the people you are with do. From cupcake shops to bars to flower stores you just never know what you might find in Provincetown. It’s a free way to live there and I love it, but some eyes might not be ready or prepared for what they find.
His mom said she’d love to go back! Provincetown is full of life, love, and laughter. Like any place, we always find so much to wander around and explore.
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