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Squeezing the last drop out of summer

This past weekend Mother Nature granted us with one last weekend of summer. So we decided to squeeze every last drop out of summer by going to the beach. We packed the car, put our dog Penny in the back seat and off we went on our way to Gloucester for a glorious send off to summer.

Salt Flats | Gloucester, MA

Apparently everyone in New England thought Gloucester was the place to be! We arrived at Wingaersheek Beach and found an overflowing parking lot. The street was lined on both sides with parked cars long before we even got to the parking lot. So we did a U-turn in the parking lot and drove to the salt flat not far from the beach. Penny was pretty happy to be able to get in the water.

Penny at the Salt Flats

We left the Salt Flats to go to Good Harbor Beach. It felt like Groundhog Day, same story with the ridiculous amount of cars. Hoping that the third time is a charm we made our way to Halibut Point. And we were disappointed for a third time.

Feeling defeated, we made our way to Woodman’s of Essex. The line to get food was ridiculously long, but we wanted to close out the summer at Woodman’s. So we waited and once again, Woodman’s did not disappoint.

We decided to give Wingaersheek Beach one more try, figuring that most of the people will have left to get dinner. We go there, parked right up at the front and took Penny down to the beach.

Wingaersheek Beach | Gloucester, MA

The beach was beautiful at sunset. Penny was as happy as can be playing in the water. So after a day of being disappointed, we ended it with a delicious meal and a glorious sunset on the beach.

Deb & Penny

And so we say goodbye to summer and begin the fall show season. First up Paradise City Art Festival in Northampton, MA the weekend of October 11-13 followed by the Kentuck Festival of the Arts in Northport, AL on October 18-19.

We hope to see you at a show soon. And if you can’t make it to a show, you can always see the latest and greatest in our online shop.

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Perfect Day: Sand, clams & ice cream

A heat wave is defined as three or more consecutive days with temperatures above 32°C/90°F. We are working on our third or fourth heatwave of the summer. What’s the best thing to do to combat the stifling heat and humidity? Play hooky and go to the beach.

On Monday we took the day off and drove up to Gloucester to spend a glorious day at Wingaersheek Beach.

Wingaersheek Beach

Wingaersheek Beach

After a good six hours of exploring the beach, splashing around in the water and laying on the beach, we packed up our gear to head over to Woodman’s of Essex.

Deb loves friend clams

Deb loves Woodman’s

What could be better than Woodman’s after the beach? Ice cream! So we jumped back in the car and headed over to White Farms Homemade Ice Cream. Imagine our sheer joy at the amount of flavor choices.

Deb loves ice cream

Deb loves black raspberry ice cream

And they had many choices of soft serve flavors too.

Jil loves ice cream

Jil loves black cherry soft serve ice cream

Sand + Clams + Ice Cream = PERFECT DAY!

Isn’t it time you played hooky and went to the beach?