"I was surprised at how excited I became when I pulled into the driveway to see it. It felt like it was Easter morning, and I was a kid again. The red chair had already made it from the Woods Hole Inn, to The Belfry Inn in Sandwich and then the High Pointe Inn, just up the road in West Barnstable. Finally, the red chair was ours! In the spirit of the moment, Ali and I walked the chair to the bottom of the driveway for a warm welcome under the Inn's Easter Egg Tree.
I took the red chair to a few of our favorite local businesses, like Cape Cod Beer and the Barnstable Village Market (could the Old Jail be considered a local business?). The red chair was welcomed with open arms at the brewery (owner Beth Marcus had previously come across the Red Chair Travels site, so she knew our little wooden friend was making its rounds). The folks at the village market were not familiar with the story, but their enthusiasm made me even more excited about the project.
I took the red chair to my favorite little bamboo forest along historic Old Kings Highway, as well as the grand marshes and breathtaking boardwalk at tucked away Gray's Beach. I had some moments of "zen" (a phrase I don't much care for, but it is what it is), as the places I took the chair were as beautiful and peaceful as I've ever seen them.
Taking pictures in such spaces always changes me--at least for the time being. I'm not aware of time, or schedules--it is pure meditation, but with an added bonus of having a camera that can capture such intimate moments.
With the red chair in tow and my Nikon around my neck, I experienced what I love most about living on Cape Cod.
But when I walked down to my basement to put something away that evening, it was 4 forgotten about, unmatched chairs that inspired me more.
I didn't see this story coming. But here it is, for better or worse, thanks to a visit from a red chair..." CLICK TO THEIR BLOG FOR THE REST OF THE STORY...