Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beach at Sandwich, Storm Coming In

Today Shana I and took a little drive to Sandwich Massachusetts, the oldest town on Cape Cod and one of the oldest in the United States. Some of Shana's local acquaintances had suggested that it was one of the better towns to live in on Cape Cod. We took a quick peek at it and had to agree. It's as cute as the proverbial bug's ear, has a lot of outdoor activities near to hand, and is very happily situated. It's equally close to Shana's mom (in Falmouth), Yarmouth, and Plymouth (two towns where Shana is likely to work). It's convenient to most other places we would need or want to visit on the cape. So far it's our front runner. It fills all of Shana's criteria - she really wants to live in the Cape in a small town on the water and it's about 20,000 people on the water. I like the looks of the place and the available outdoor attractions, but it has no public transportation at all. Nearest T stop is 18 miles (apparently there is some political problem making T service to the cape impossible). No local bus service, and nearest bus service to Boston seems to be in Bourne, about five miles away.

In other news: Shana's mother is still recovering well and is hoping to back in her own home on Saturday. I'll be baking a few items for her freezer tomorrow, then back to Oklahoma city in time to hit the ground running Monday.


naomi dagen bloom said...

Here's some support for your decision to make a major geographic shift. We did it last year from NYC to Portland, Oregon, to be close to young grandchildren. We were lucky to find an excellent downtown retirement community. We're can walk to the local state college, take free classes.

Public transit is pretty good here,can get to entertainment, doctors. But we drive many places that would be challenge without car.

Like you, I'm feeling uncomfortable about American politics. Don't get your hopes too high about Massachusetts which gave the Senate Scott Brown...grrrrrr.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I have wanted to live on the east coast since I was a teenager and now is the time to go. Still, it's a big move and I am anxious about it.