Just came back. We left July 4th and there was no traffic at all. It took us like 5 hours from Jersey, which is kind of unbelievable. OUr hotel was much better than I thought, we stayed at the Hyannis Motel Inn. It was very clean, the staff very friendly and the room was big and comfortable. The only thing that would have made it better was if it had shampoo, a hair dryer and a clock (which I knew to bring). It did not have an outdoor pool, but the way the weather was, it didn't really matter. We did get a beach day in on the first day and we saw the town 4th of July parade which was like watching a slice of American pie. They really did it good and it was very convient for us as it was right by our motel. For breakfast we ate at Persey's, Pancake Man and Hearth and Kettle; all excellent. Dinner we ate at the Lobster Boat, Christophers Steak House and Skppers. Lobster Boat won best clam chowder at the Cape a few weeks ago but I think Skipphers was much better. Lobster Boat's was luke warm, soup should be steaming but I think you can find a good bowl of chowder in most places. Thursday was miserable, it rained or was very overcast all day so we drove up to Sandwich and even my annoyed 13 year old enjoyed the Heritage Gardens with its labrynth (sp), carosel , cars and other interesting places. Sandwich was just gorgeous, I love all things historical but the topper was when we stopped for tea at Mrs. Dunbars. We were all so thrilled with the whole experience. It was our first tea and I don't know if we were starving or what, but I never tasted anything so delicous - I want to make those tea sandwiches at home! We did not take the ferry over as there were 4-6 foot waves and I'm a nervous nellie to begin with but now we have something, no many things to do on our return trip back. All in all, a wonderful little getaway.