Friday, April 27, 2012


When we arrived Saturday night at Cape Cod with our mouths agape at the fabulous location we were in, Jessie greeted us, saying "welcome to the 1%."  She was not kidding.  The wealth that was so abundant in the area was truly mind boggling.  We were invited to dinner at a neighbor's house across the street.  Inside, it felt more like we were walking through a museum that people just happened to liv in ... it was just one of their three houses at Cape Cod.  Seriously.  I don't think I can really wrap my mind around what it must be like to have one vacation home, let alone three.

And then there is Jessie ... who grew up summering around the corner from the Kennedy's and had the President at her house and yet who is incredibly down to earth and now has chosen to literally clean up the garbage of her wealthy friends/neighbors.  She runs a recycling business at the Cape during the summer and REALLY gets an inside look into the lives of the ultra-wealthy.  Scary.  Jessie reminded me this weekend about how she knew Jason and I should be together -- a long time before either one of us ever knew.  I love that.

Ironically, this weekend often felt like we were back in Tonga ... being in a place that we really didn't fit in, but getting to enjoy it nonetheless.  It wasn't a great weather for a beach weekend, windy, rainy and cold, but we had a blast!

Views inside our beautiful accommodations

 The church next door -- that Jessie has the keys to!

Anyone recognize this historic home???


Shan in Japan said...

The last picture is my favorite:) Although I am also fond of the beach pictures!

Molly W. said...

ooo, can I be the 1% for a weekend?! Looks fabulous!