This past week, my dad had off from work, so we packed our bags and hopped in the car. We decided to go up to Cape Cod since it was a nice vacation spot close to Boston so we could pick up Mike along the way. Two of the friends that I made in Florence live in Cape Cod, but I unfortunately didn't see them due to the fact that I was with my family. The first couple of days were rainy, but the weather cleared up so we were able to walk around the storybook neighborhoods, look at the gingerbread houses on Martha's vineyard, and eat our weight in delicious home-made ice cream. The car ride up was cramped since it was the three of us stuck together in the back, but we made the best of it for the most part and had a relaxing week of sand and sun.