Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cape Cod Vaca - Day 2: Nickerson State Park, CCBL, Ice Cream, and Lightning

Nickerson State Park is a 1,900 acre state park in Brewster, MA.  It seems out of place because there is no sandy beach or no salt marsh.  It’s got 8 fresh water ponds to fish or swim in and 400 camp sites.  It’s also right on the cape cod rail trail for bicyclists.  We took Brody on the bike paths in and around the camp ground to get him some exercise.  In total we walked a little over 2 of the 8 miles of trails that are there.  We then decided to drive around the large park to look around.  We saw the large swimming ponds and a few smaller ponds that looked like they held some good fish.  I was second guessing my decision to not bring my kayak or Gheenoe.  At night we went to watch the Brewster Whitecapes play the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.  If you’ve never seen a CCBL game you are missing out.  It is a PHENOMENAL league with PHENOMENAL games.  A lot of these kids will be playing pro ball in a couple years.  Some of them will be impact players, here is a list of CCBL alumni in the majors.It was a good close game.  Brewster ended up winning 4-2.  In the middle half of the 8th we decided to leave and get some ice cream before the rain rolled in.  As we pulled into the ice cream shop the clouds opened up and it was pouring.  We got our ice cream and drove down to Paine’s Creek again.  This time we were treated to a fantastic lightning storm instead of a sunset.  It went on for about 20 minutes and produced some small hail.

For a link to the CCBL click here.

For a link to Nickerson State Park click here.

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