Well it does seem like forever since I was here last! I must admit Anita Moorecock did a pretty good job keeping things up back at the Casa du Borghese. A wonderful time was had by all this year. Provincetown is quickly becoming a must for me every year it seems. This year was a new experience...during bear week, and what a very fun bunch, and very friendly group! The only problem was many would forget the size of myself when hugging me, or lifting me up for a hug!!! I was joined this year by Preston again, who we all were the guest of his friends and our hosts, Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan, and several other various characters. We had arrived for Bear Week and got right into the swing of things. No rest for the weary on this trip. The title for the post came to me from the comment Anne Marie made yesterday and how true!
The Beach and Nature
Provincetown has one of the most beautiful natural beaches. Some views from the house we were in. We even went to see the lighthouse this year and took along a picnic lunch. There was a whale watch again this year, and we also investigated the The Pilgrim Monument which was built between 1907 and 1910 to commemorate the first landfall of the Pilgrims in 1620 and the signing in Provincetown Harbor of the Mayflower Compact This 252-foot-tall campanile is the tallest all-granite structure in the United States, and is part of the Provincetown Historic District.
This year we had the luck to see one of my long time readers again, Pearly Gates, a talented queen from P-town, friends Preston and MM#1 Fan also came along, in addition to friends Scott and Chad, plus 5 other queens all in the same house!!!!!!! The game most nights was who was waking up where and on who!?! What a riot that was. I also managed to have two tasteful flings, err, I mean, romances!!!! Even Miss Richfield 1981 and the Dame stopped for a pose with the fabulous scenesters, the Hat Sisters, a Provicetown staple and legends in their own right. I adore me some large chapeaus. Then there was the joke of catching Chad and Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan in the shower, which I told them paybacks would be hell.. I'm not a queen to be trifled with.... and one of my better sides.
In amongst some lovely dinners at The Red Inn, The Lobster Pot, Purple Feather, and Ten Tables, we had some wonderful seafood bakes at the house. Then all the nights out! Where I found most of my trouble!!!!! But one most go to the Boat Slip's famous Tea Dance.... and have one or 16 of their Planters Punch! There was plenty of ass slapping, cock-a-tails and some Cuban cigar smoking. And there is always something to be seen when walking around to make one chuckle.
Now as one can see, I will need another vacation to just get over this one. I'm also so sad to leave Provicetown when we depart as everyone gets along so nicely. Even my one transgendered friend who often feels left out of the community when in Philly feels right at home and very comfortable here , which just shouldn't be. After all, we are all one community. When I got back would you believe I had to be reminded what I did for a living and where I worked!?!
Thanks to everybody for their hospitality while in Provincetown....our hosts, Pearly Gates, my two summer romances and all the town folk. It's always such a swell time!
Till next year!