My family doesn't go on enough real vacations. Sure, we head down to Disneyland a lot but something about an uptight 2 year old and long plane flights just scares me. Heck, the kid won't go on a sailboat (the single greatest form of transportation ever) what makes me think he'll sit on an airplane for 5-12 hours? He won't.
But, since we have to take a vacation some time, we're going to bite the bullet and head to Cape Cod next summer. Of course, the time for planning is now before the real planners get their hands on guide books and lists of cute B&Bs and recommendations from people who think the point to a vacation is to sit on a beach and build sand castles.
I gotta know where the sailboats are. You know, the cute little ones that people like Tillerman sail. I love those things; heck, I'd better love them I think I'm committed to sailing one in China in 2012.
One of the problems is my fear of Hobie Cats. I can't rent a Hobie Cat. When I was a kid, my brother rented a Hobie down in Miami for the two of us. I was really young and really didn't know how to sail but I trusted him. Of course, my brother is crazy and had a speed machine at his disposal. His thinking went like this: "the boat is fastest when heeling, how much can we make it heel?" Even then I had an understanding of physics that went like this, "at some point this freakin' thing is going over!" And of course it did, the first thing my brother said was "don't touch the hulls, they have razors on the bottom". I have no idea if that's true but it scared the beejeeesus out of me and I've never really recovered. So, in my mind, Hobies are dangerous, tippy, razor-sharp killing machines to be avoided at all costs.
But, they're still better than sand castles, anyone know the best beach on Cape Cod to rent one of these beasts?