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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cape Cod Treats

We visited several interesting places and dined at a couple of interesting eateries on our Cape Code anniversary road trip. Please don't tell us that pancakes and ice cream are not in any food groups, as this was a celebration trip! (And, we completed this outing before we started back to the South Beach plan.)

While most of our anniversary road trip was described and shown in an earlier post, these other sites were also on our itinerary. The Gorey House in Yarmouth, MA is where Edward Gorey, a well-known American author, illustrator, puppeteer, and playwright lived and worked from 1986 until his death in 2000. The house currently serves as a museum celebrating Gorey's life and work and includes many examples of his work and unusual collections.


The rambling 1820 house commemorates the artist, celebrating and preserving his life and works. Through personal belongings, family photos and original works, the house showcases Gorey’s diverse talents. Gorey collected all sorts of objects; some of them discarded objects found at the side of the road. He arranged and displayed such items on his porch and in the rooms of the house. He also had a large collection of books and an overflowing library.


Gorey was a not only a prolific writer, but also a set and costume designer, He spent his last years living in one of the oldest houses on the Yarmouth Common. His illustrations were showcased on the introducts to the PBS Mystery series over several seasons.



The Pancake Man is a full-service family restaurant located on Route 28 in South Yarmouth, MA. The restaurant operates daily and offers breakfast and lunch. It was founded in the summer of 1961 by three local men, who on a ski trip in the winter of 1960 decided to open a pancake house. They drew up plans, completed construction and opened the next summer. The following year, two more Pancake Man restaurants were built in Hyannis and Falmouth, and later in Dennisport and Sandwich, MA. The South Yarmouth location is the only surviving restaurant of a MA chain which had as its logo: “The only Man in five places at the same time on Cape Cod.”


Sundae School ice cream opened in May 1976 in Dennisport, MA. Its founders looked for a way that a school teacher, his wife, and their young son could spend summers on the Cape. They found it was by making and selling homemade ice cream on Cape Cod.


It was a fun and delicious trip!

12 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Looks like a fun time, greetings and nice photos!

gigihawaii said...

MMMM. Love pancakes and ice cream!

Out on the prairie said...

I like both of these also. I tried a 3 stack the other day and almost had to call a tow truck to get me out of there.

Ginnie said...

I have been to the Gorey house many times and my oldest sister lived near him and they both frequented the same place for breakfast. She said he was odd but very friendly.
BTW: I have your eggplant sauce in my crockpot as I write this. I'm hoping it will be as delicious and it looked in your photos.

Daisy said...

Sounds like fun and the pancakes and ice cream look delicious!

Emma Springfield said...

I do not care for pancakes but I love waffles. I thought you were going to talk about pancakes topped with ice cream and perhaps some deliciously decadent syrup (like Belgian waffles). The idea was a good one to me even though I don't eat pancakes. Anyone else may feel free to tale the idea and run with it.

William Kendall said...

Pancakes and ice cream are definitely allowable!

Country Gal said...

Oh I love pancakes and ice cream YUMMY ! I knew I recognized the picture from the mystery shows on PBS lol ! Lovely photos and sounds like you had a fun time looks like fun place to visit to ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Rebecca said...

Sundae school! Who knew there was such a thing?

Anvilcloud said...

We travelled to the suga shack yesterday for a dose of pancakes and maple syrup. The menu is limited to french toast and pancakes with sausages. No Belgian waffles there.

L. D. said...

Gorey's illustrations were always so wonderful to see at the intro of Masterpiece Theater on PBS. I didn't learn of who the artist until many years later even though I had seen them every Sunday night. It is neat you got to visit his place.

CatTales said...

What a wonderful anniversary trip. You both look very happy and I love pancakes and ice cream very much!

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