Help me relax about relaxing!
August 5, 2012 7:30 PM Subscribe
My husband and I have booked a hotel for a long weekend in Eastham (Cape Cod), just after Labor Day. I am getting anxious about what exactly we will be doing during that time, rather than looking forward to the time. Please help me to (loosely) schedule time and/or suggest things to do (especially those that are pet-friendly) while we are there...
posted by Tandem Affinity to travel & transportation around Cape Cod, MA (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
We are bringing our dog and cannot leave her alone at our hotel, so we can really only go places that welcome dogs (or kennel her for part of the time, but part of what I look forward to on vacation is spending time with our dog).
We are excited about the cottage place we're staying, and ostensibly, it will be nice to just lounge around there and do nothing with maybe some short trips to the beach or short hikes. But I'm having trouble picturing that... I am getting more and more worried that we will regret being stuck 'doing nothing' rather than relaxing. I think my husband was all set with the idea of lounging until I started describing my anxieties, and now I'd like to try to quell it a bit on my own without getting him further worried... (We haven't taken a 'real' vacation in a while, so I suspect that I am partially just anxious about making this time 'count' rather than 'wasting' it, and I can understand that some of this is irrational. It typically helps me to try to make plans when I am feeling afloat like this about 'wasting' time.)
So, can you suggest dog-friendly places to check out and/or describe how you've spent similar weekends?