I should preface this post by saying Wesley Brewington is the incredible photographer behind these photos, so I can’t take too much credit! (Hi, Wes!) I can, however, take credit for spending lots of money and slurping down 1/2 pound of lobster with garlic butter sauce while some of these photos were being taken!
A trip to Boston came real last minute as my boss decided to take me and a few coworkers to Cape Cod for a Global Youth Justice conference. I had never been to Boston so I was thrilled to go! And so happy I did!
I quickly pinterested all the best things to do in Cape Cod during the winter season and came across a multitude of iconic sites to visit and popular foods to try! The Lobster Pot floated through my feed a couple of times, but it wasn’t until we got confirmation from the locals that it was THE best place for lobster in the city that we decided to go!
As thrilled as I was to eat the lobster, I was even more thrilled to take a picture with one! After making a scene and expressing over and over again that I needed to take a picture with a lobster, our waiter brought out one of the largest lobsters they had on site! I can’t remember how much it weighed, but it was huge!
Located right on the dock, next to the beautiful Atlantic ocean, the location of The Lobster Pot was gorgeous and a worthwhile reason to dine in itself!
We ordered an appetizer with a few of my boss and I’s favorite things: mango, avocado, and crab. Heaven in your mouth, right? Right! It was light, refreshing, and so so yummy!
The customer service was great! (They allowed us to be loud and obnoxious.)We all enjoyed wearing our lobster bibs, too!
I’ve always thought lobster was a little overrated. 40 bucks for an inch of meat and 10 inches of shell that takes 5 years to crack open? No thanks. After eating at The Lobster Pot, however, the fun ambiance, customer service, and fresh lobster changed my mind a little! And I would certainly recommend to anyone visiting Cape Cod in the near future!
Besides, garlic butter makes everything better!
Do you like lobster?
Aaron and I aren’t really animal people and we’re nearly allergic to every living thing on earth, but we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit the Reindeer Farm, especially since we had a coupon for it. 42 miles North of Anchorage, in the city of Palmer, is a very beautiful, very muddy lot full of horses, elk, and reindeer.
For $8.00/person, (Buy-one get-one free in Alaska’s Northern Lights Entertainment Book!) Aaron and I received a small tour of the lot and a cup full of food to feed some reindeer!
Reindeer, or caribou, are species of deer native to the arctic regions of the world. Not only are they cute, they do a great job of helping Santa fly his sleigh on Christmas Eve! And most interestingly, the reindeer is the only species of deer that grow antlers regardless of gender. That means female reindeer grow them too. Girl power!
Going to the Reindeer Farm is a fun event for all ages! And if you’re ill-prepared and wearing flip-flops, farm staff will hook you up with a cute pair of rubber boots.
Aaron and I haven’t journeyed back to the reindeer farm since our first time there, but it is definitely on our list of things to do the next time family comes to visit! I’ve also heard there’s a muskox farm nearby, but they’re just not as cute.
And if you do suffer from allergies xy and z, make sure to pop a Claritin or two before you go. The reindeer aren’t afraid to get up close and personal and I’m pretty sure they could have some distant relation to the cat family; only bombarding and curling up next to the person in the room who is most allergic. In this case it was Aaron, and as you can see, they loved him!