We drove to Provincetown, MA at the tip of Cape Cod, stopping at Plymouth Rock on the way. A solid silver medal parking job - just 3" left of gold The Mayflower II in Plymouth harbor, a full scale sailworthy replica of the original Mayflower, celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007. Very visible historical marker Not so visible historical artifact. The Plymouth Rock portico is being renovated, keeping the rock well hidden. Here's a picture of Plymouth Rock along with its story (enlarge, please - then use magnifying glass). Artisan works on renovating the Plymouth Rock portico. Statue honors Wampanoag Indian chief Massatouit (please forgive me on that spelling). This tribe was essentially wiped out by diseases that settlers brought from Europe. A Wampanoag watercraft The main mast of the Mayflower II Navigation tools aboard the Mayflower II Keeping the Mayflower II ship-shape is a full-time job. Mayflower II bowsprit Statue of Plymouth Colony governor William Bradford The first church in Plymouth, dating back to 1620, is now a Unitarian Universalist congregation, continuing the settlers' tradition of religious tolerance. First Parish Plymouth tower Historical marker Rubber duckies watch Commercial St. in downtown Provincetown. Looking into Provincetown from the beach. The tower is the Pilgrim Memorial, built in the early 20th century. Five birds perched; one in flight. Two and two! My family enjoyed the Provincetown beach. Provincetown is a very diverse community, as reflected by the baby T-shirt logos, among more obvious ways. Looking across the cove at Provincetown to the lighthouse on the very tip of Cape Cod. Colorful kayaks await rental. Kite apparently doubles as bottom half of inflatable man. These pink roses were growing wild all over Cape Cod. Here's a cultivated patch at the UU Meeting House in Provincetown. Henna tattoo marketer A gorgeous beach just down the Cape at Truro… …includes a sand bar And some spectacular dunes on the Cape - as heard in the “The Pina Colada Song”.