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Turkey of A Day

Right now I am exhausted.  We landed at Logan Airport in Boston after over overnight flight in which I may have managed 4 hours of semi-concious sleep.  We rented a car and drove to Cape Cod.  Yes, I have some photos.  I’ll share them when I am not too exhausted to make sense.

We ate breakfast at a friendly restaurant named Friendly’s, then Amoeba took me sightseeing.  I saw some sights.  I got sand from the Atlantic Ocean in my shoes and socks — a bit of salt water, too.  I also collected a pocket full of sea shells and a cute nugget of pink granite.  I wanted to pick ALL of the pink granite up, but Amoeba said he is not carrying a suitcase full of rocks home. I do wish he was a little more reasonable about such matters, but I love him anyway.

We went to Scusset Beach State Reservation and Amoeba showed me the end of the Cape Cod Canal.  I collected a couple of really great photos there.  We also met a local named Tom.  I was really surprised to learn that he keeps a harem.  I didn’t think such things were legal in this country.  Still, looking at him you can clearly see why the ladies find him irresistible.  He is quite a looker!

Tom Turkey

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. How wonderful that you’re traveling and enjoying yourself. I’ve been to Friendly’s. Isn’t it sort of like Bakers Square or Marie Callendars? Have fun and take lots of photos.

  2. Ha! There’s a branch of Tom’s family living right here in my town.On my way home from taking Manda to work I saw some of the young ‘uns crossing the street. I assume they were on their way to gobble school.

  3. Glad you landed safely at your destination! Welcome to the East Coast!

    We have lots of Tom’s running around my neck of the woods. Sometimes they block traffic. Those darn birds!

  4. What a great post, and on so little sleep too! I especially loved your Tom story…had us going with the harem bit! Can’t wait to hear more and see your amazing photos.

    I’m sorry to hear it’s raining there today. Luckily we’re still having sunny days on our trip to Texas but it is spring… We’re thankful for each one because the weather can change quickly this time of year.

  5. Quilly, I really am glad that you are getting to Cape Cod. 🙂 Do enjoy yourself and thank you for taking pictures for us; I’ve never been there. I suppose it is too cold there to swim if it’s raining. Also most of the time the New England beach water is really to cold to be comfortable swiming. The best thing to do is to take some of the water back home with you. That goes for rocks and sand as well. Put it in an urn.

    One thing, be very careful around turkeys named Tom. I have heard they are the worst kind and tend to take after the humans named Tom. I knew one, he was a good guy from Nebraska. But then most persons from Nebraska are good.

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