Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Heritage Gardens

We finally went to a place on Cape Cod last summer that we'd been meaning to go to for years. I'm so glad that we finally went! It was one of the best discoveries we've made recently on the Cape, and we will definitely return in the years to come. It was the beautiful Heritage Museums & Gardens in the lovely historic town Sandwich. It's a great place to stroll around in and enjoy the pretty views as well as check out some unique museums. 

 Sam and his cousin Andrew looking at a skinny little river that ends in a pretty waterfall...

...See? Very pretty.

 There was a temporary display of giant insects that were scattered throughout the grounds. They were really cool (and a little creepy!).

Can you imagine if the spider above and below were real?! Horrors!

Honey, I think we have an ant problem...

There was a pretty hydrangea garden. This is Cape Cod after all!

 While we were there the skies opened up and it downpoured for a little while, so we took shelter in one of the museums. It was a fun place full of oddities, like a wacky mirror... 

 ...and a toilet bowl full of flowers...

...and this portly dude.
The plaque at the bottom says "High Fructose Corn Syrup." Ha ha! An apt reminder.

 Sam was grumpy and for some reason my kisses didn't cheer him up.

After the rain was done, we went back out to explore more of the grounds. There was a wonderful hollow that the kids had a lot of fun playing in. (We were there with Peter's brother's family and his parents.)

I found a giant owl, so I was happy!

And this!

An ideal classroom...

John got some exercise in!

Hobbit-like steps. So cute!

Colonial dreams...

We visited that waterfall that we'd seen through the trees at the beginning.

My cute niece Naomi.

Get ready for an incredibly picturesque windmill!

The above photo filtered and cropped for Instagram. It's one of the better ones I've taken.


There was a museum that was full of beautifully maintained antique cars.  
I think this Duesenberg may be the most stunning automobile I've ever seen!

I liked this one too...



Again, the above photo on Instagram. Totally charming!

I highly recommend Heritage Museums & Gardens. It is a beautiful, fun, kid-friendly place. I'm looking forward to returning and exploring the rest of it this summer!