Due to popular demand, we expanded the Popponesset vacation to two weeks this year. At various times, the cottage was host to Matt, Christine, Evan, Erin, Boss, Joan, Conor, Sarah, and Oey (who received the Capey moniker "Oyster". Mid-way through week 2, we left the house in the care of Stacy and the kids, and she in turn hosted two families on her own.
Kathy in the Offshore Brewhaus, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard
Conor and Oyster, Shuckers World Famous Raw Bar, Wood's Hole
Kathy and Paul at the obelisk, Wood's Hole
Each successive group of visitors had their favorite activities to pursue. Erin, Matt, Christine, and Evan sandwiched a pool party at Nancy and Paul's between two days of beaching. Joan and Boss were on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard an hour after arriving. Conor liked the pubs and restaurants, and Sarah liked the shopping and hiking trails (Oyster did it all). When Stacy arrived, the kids headed for the pool and playground, but she expanded their repertoire to South Cape Beach and the beach at John's Pond (there are also rumors that she broke the lobster roll record at the Raw Bar in Popponesset Marketplace).