The Full Force of Blizzard Janice Hits the Cape
It is 7:00 am on a snow day at our cozy Cape Cod B&B. Bill and I are warm and cozy and preparing to start digging out as soon as the snow subsides.
Brian will soon be arriving with his red pick-up truck to plow the lot. We will do the walk-ways. We have had wind gusts up to 35 mph. but there has not been much drifting. Our heated bird bath outside the dining room window is awaiting its morning visitors. No birds have arrived yet this morning. They must be hunkered-down in a sheltered spot.
Last evening we decided to take a walk down Falmouth’s Main Street. It was quiet but Lium Maguire’s Pub and La Cucina sul Mare were open. We stopped in to say hello and to see how everyone was doing. There was a group of ladies at one end of La Cucina’s bar, who were having an impromptu “Lady’s Night Out”. As it turned out, they were school teachers who were celebrating, in advance, the school closings. Bill and I who are former school teachers, could identify with them. I always looked at the school closings as a gift of time. I would spend those days catching up on many over due projects. Bill, on the other hand, had a three-quarter ton pick-up truck with a plow. He would spend the day plowing parking lots and driveways.
As we ventured further down Main Street, we saw a Fox News truck from Channel 25 in Boston. We had seen them on the TV at La Cucina and they had said that one of the local business’s had delivered hot chocolate to the truck. They had chosen Falmouth because the forecasters had predicted that Janice’s full force was to be felt on Cape Cod. Before we left the restaurants, we left business cards with those who were still working and told them that if they thought that the trip, to their homes, was too dangerous, they had a warm, safe bed at the Palmer House Inn.
As we walked back to the inn I could not resist taking a photo of the Treasure Chest’s window all dressed up for Valentines.
While all of our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures and braving the snow, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.