It was a last-minute trip and totally worth the experience. We knew we wanted to bring Stanley, so that limited our travels a bit.
We booked the trip the end of May, and we left Friday, June 2. We had every intention of making it a week-long trip. We didn’t make it. We were oh so close though.
The location: Peter’s Pond RV Resort in Sandwich, MA. We arrived around 2pm and were able to check in early, even though check-in was at 4pm. When making the reservation we were told we were going to get a tub in the cabin. We got there only to find there was no tub in sight. The only bathing option was a small stand-up shower stall that was smaller than Michael. Other than that, everything looked great! The kitchen and living areas were all updated.
The heated outdoor swimming pool that first afternoon was so much fun! The sun was out, and there were only a few other people in the pool so it wasn’t overly crowded. Kai had a blast. After the pool, we took Stanley for a walk. The dog park was perfect for him! Kai even had some fun in there:)
We were fully aware to bring our own linens and did anticipate sleeping on a queen-sized bed even though we have a king. We wouldn’t typically complain, however, Kai has been sleeping with us since turned about 6.5 months old. He’s an above-averagely sized kid, and I still have my pregnancy weight to lose haha, so it was a bit uncomfortable.
Michael told me the next day that he must have killed 30 or more spiders in the cabin. I had no idea.
The next day, we decided to reach out to management and stress the importance of having a bath tub since Kai is just over one year old, and we were afraid of him slipping in the shower. The management and staff at the resort were very much willing to help us.
The hiccup: the cabin they transferred us to didn’t have a tub either :/ they even gave us the key and everything. Thank God we decided to check the place out before we moved ALL of our stuff into the new one! We had already bought groceries too. They apologized after we informed them of the situation and gave us two other options. Thankfully, both of those did have tubs. We opted to go for the cabin that was closer to the playground area and pool, with the more comfortable (but still queen-sized) bed.
Kai had so much fun in the tub!
On weekends, the resort has a ton of activities for kids. Kai and I got matching dinosaurs painted on our hands one day, and I made him a gimp bracelet that matched his ninja turtle shirt.
We bought groceries, and I cooked most of our meals, but we did venture out to a few restaurants during our vacation.
Restaurants: The first one was Marshland Too and Too’s Tavern. It was packed the night we went, so we thought we were in for a treat! Unfortunately, it just wasn’t as good as we thought. The stuffed quahog was way too buttery, and the seafood was definitely frozen, not fresh. We were however, pleasantly surprised at our meals at Industry Ale House. It was 5:15pm on a Saturday night when we went in there, and we were the first people seated in the dining area. Everything that we ordered was fresh and delicious…definitely the best meal I had the whole trip.
We spent a lot of time outside of the cabin, which was exactly why we wanted to be near everything. It just made for an easier commute for us traveling with Kai. Some highlights included visiting the Ocean Science Exhibit Center, where we had a chance to see many exhibits; the Woods Hole Science Aquarium and the Cape Cod Children’s Museum. We also enjoyed our library story time at the Mashpee Public Library. They had a wonderful program called Toddle Time with Miss Rosemary that involved singing, reading stories, and making a craft. Although Kai was mostly interested in watching the bubbles and fish swimming in the tank they had at the library. Our last stop before we decided to cut our trip short was the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich. That place was huge! They had an antique car area, many outdoor garden areas and trails, and several indoor art exhibits.
Overall, we had a great family trip. We did not expect a refund for the night we missed at Peter’s Pond, but they ended up refunding us anyways. That was super nice of them! We just couldn’t wait to go back to our comfy bed.
We are so grateful for taking this trip before we jumped into becoming RV owners. Just imagine us in a tiny RV on vacation…maybe when Kai gets older we will revisit and consider this again. Until then, we will try out different vacationing styles until we figure out what will be our family’s best fit, either with or without our beloved Cairn. He does love daycare, so we will see how boarding goes when we go to Mexico!