“Enjoy, Relax, Stay Awhile”

#1: Go to the Cape Cod Lavender Farm

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Lavender has always been one of my favorite scents and flavors. It’s lovely, don’t you agree?

I also really like the name/word “lavender”. For about a year it’s been on my baby name list  I’ve really liked it.

It should also be noted that my Sim had a daughter who I named Lavender and she was a very successful athlete. It’s just a great smell/flavor/name/word/flower.

This goal was the first one I put on my list because I had been wanting to go here for a while. I also wanted to scope it out as a potential wedding venue (no, I’m not engaged or even currently seeing someone).

Two Thursdays ago, I realized that the next day (Friday) would be my last day of summer. Upset that I had nothing to do, I texted my buddy Miranda, who I hadn’t seen in a while, and asked her if she wanted to go on a little adventure. Without hesitation, she agreed and asked only one question: Where?

I gave her two options:

  1. The Paper House in Rockport.
  2. The Cape Cod Lavender Farm in Harwich.

Miranda chose the Cape Cod Lavender Farm.


When I road trip, I go all out. I want different weird stops on the way. So, Miranda and I stopped at a bunch of different and weird stops, including the world’s largest milk bottle, and eventually found our way to Harwich, MA.

I drove up this little dirt road only to find a couple walking down it, towards us. I had to put my driving school objective “back up in a straight line” to use. We eventually parked at the end of a cul-de-sac. The couple approached us and told us that we could indeed drive down the little dirt road and park more towards the farm. But, at that point we were ready to walk around after the drive.

Little dirt road that is, indeed, okay to drive on.

Little dirt road that is, indeed, okay to drive on.

After the nice walk up the road, we found the cutest little lavender farm you ever did see.

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We saw some lavender bushes but they didn’t look very purple. We went into the little house (above) and roamed around the small store. The woman there told us that the lavender was picked in July and right before they pick it is when it’s the prettiest and purple-st.

We walked around the farm a little more and found more bushes

So not purple...

So not purple…

and then did a BABY hike and found a fairy castle that I thought was cute but I think Miranda thought it was dumb.

FARIES BE HERE.

FAIRIES BE HERE.

We went back into the store and I bought a postcard, some dried lavender (that I have since put in my classroom), and lavender lip balm.

The most important part of the lavender farm is the cat that was laying on the table.

I think her name is Big Mama.

I think her name is Big Mama.

Miranda and I were ever so slightly disappointed in the fact that the farm wasn’t in bloom. If you go, make sure you go before they harvest in July.

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But, I did have a fun, smelly time with a fun, smelly friend. Like I said, I hadn’t hung out with Miranda in a while so it was nice to catch up with a mini road trip to a pretty place.

Plus now my classroom smells delightful.

Sorry that post was kind of short, Nick and I are going to Walmart.

Thanks,

Samantha

NOTE: Shoutout to Miranda who took these great pictures!

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