It was an unusual Fourth of July because of this unusual year and its unusual circumstances. There were no fireworks on the beach, which is one of my favorite things about celebrating the Fourth on Cape Cod. There were more things than usual that were closed. Social distancing and masks were in full force. But at least the beaches were open. Because it was so different, I decided to go to the Cape just for the Fourth weekend, and to delay my annual summer trip there to the middle of the month. Peter and the boys decided to go for most of July, so I got some time to myself at home which was nice, especially after months of being cooped up together at home.
The Fourth was on a Saturday, so on Saturday morning I got up and drove to the Cape and beat the traffic. Peter and the boys were already there. It wasn't a hot day so we didn't want to go to the beach. We did a fun dragon-themed escape room instead, which we won.