A Quickie & a Cranberry Margarita

       I apologize for the lack of story today but I have family in this week and we have been running all over the place. Where? Well Plimouth Plantation, Truro Winery, Mashpee Commons, Cape Cod Coffee, Arnold's Lobster and Clam Shack, Hyannis, Chatham, Lighthouses, and some of Dad's cooking, some of Mom's. I feel like my Father in a way when we used to come up here to the Cape after I got married. A week was all we got those first couple years and my Dad was gracious enough to allow us to come up and take over the cottage. He would take care of most of things and we would enjoy ourselves and they "hosted" us. This is part of the reason why I moved here so I could give back first to my Dad, and next to my kids as my Dad did for me and my family. No grandkids yet but there is plenty of time for that in the future if that is what God has in His plans for them. But I am just happy they enjoy coming and visiting and spending time. I just hope and pray that whatever the future holds, they still want to come and see Dad and that we can continue to have a wonderful relationship. So that's about it folks, Oh some of you are wondering why no mention of beach, well they come from Sarasota, Fl and well they have beaches there too, so with so much other stuff to do, the beach is not the first thing they want to do here. LOL, the shops and stores are enjoying their stay we will just say. Ok that's about it for this round, have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod. 

      Remember to get out and support our local artistes at the area craft shows and festivals. There are still many to happening between now through Labor Day and even past. This is were they shine the most, what they have worked the rest of the year for. They have new products, new supplies and can't wait to see you. Everything from home made breads from Rein's Bakery, to Cape Cod Jams to you name it. So get out there and support them, and take something home that will keep Cape Cod alive and well with you all year long. Have fun folks. 
      Well, I see you made it through the traffic young man. It has been heavier than usual and from what I've seen I'm surprised you made it through to us today. The weather is so glorious and with little rain we have been having the visitors out the ying yang and with the weather being so good, there have been outrageously grand views from the light tower and the lamp room. But one of the things that has been a little bit of a menace has been all the sightings of Great Whites, and not just off the outer Cape but from Nantucket Sound to Chatham to Race Point and down into the Bay. They are all over and the reports just keep coming. So listen to the life guards and heed their words folks. We are at the start of August and this is the busiest time of the year for us, so please be patient, getting so us. We do not have the same advantages that our friends in Bourne with their nifty zip lines, and tunnels to help reduce traffic on the main route. Once here please watch for the parking attendants to get you in and out safely. We will have several docent around the property to help explain what has gone on in the past and what is happening today. These are volunteers folks, please treat them with respect, they are there to help enhance your experience here at the life guard station and light house. And if they don't have an answer they will try their best to get one for you or direct you to someplace or someone that might. Sorry to you folks who already know these things but we have to say it. Anyway, we have had several runs with the rescue boat, a few wayward sail boats with novice sailers on board, and a couple paddle boarders who got caught in outgoing tides and some strong currents. But nothing much more serious than that. So all is still good. Well I better get back to my post or the Mrs is going to be wondering where I'm at, and so will a few others. If you have already been here, a big thank you for coming and visiting, we really appreciate it, and to the rest of you still coming we are excited to see you soon. Until then have a great and wonderful every day you can be on old Cape Cod.     
      Margarita's are one off these cocktails you either love or you hate. and personally I enjoy them. I think the reason is because those who don't like are not big Tequila drinkers, which like most alcohol is an acquired taste. Anyway, like a lot of other cocktails the use of cranberries or cranberry juice is used more at Christmas time and what a poor use of such a good and tasty fruit and juice. So get over and past that stigma that cranberries are a winter holiday only fruit and discover the joys and tasty refreshing splash that cranberries can deliver on a hot summer day. Now, please be a responsible host and don't let drunk guests drive, and you be a responsible drinker yourself. Now on with the show:
      This week's recipe: Cranberry Margarita 
        2      oz      cranberry juice
        1      oz      lime juice
        2      oz      tequila 
                Sugar, for garnish
                Lime wedge, for garnish  
      Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake or stir until combined.
Rim glass with sugar or salt if desired. Fill will ice. Serve with fresh cranberries and lime wedges for garnish, if desired. Depending on size of glass make make 2.   
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