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Family party in Chatham November 14 and 15th

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Family party in Chatham November 14 and 15th

BillyBob | Oct 6, 2009 07:27 PM

We have 18 people coming to Chatham on that weekend to celebrate my Mom's life. We used to live there - back in the 70s - and she loved that part of the Cape. We're staying at the Chatham Bars Inn, mostly because it is close to where we used to live and it has (incredibly) a reasonable rate if you mention some internet deal. We'd like to find a nice place on Friday, before the memorial, which can be anywhere close to Chatham - I read reviews on Cape Sea Grille in Harwich, Pisces in Chatham, Nauset Beach Club in Orleans that looked interesting. Not sure what is best since we have not been back to the area for so long and don't know if the off-season and/or the composition of our party makes sense for those places. We were thinking about either 28 Atlantic at the Wequasset or a private dining room at the Chatham Bars Inn restaurant for the big celebration on Saturday. I got the sense from the board that people generally like 28 Atlantic but that both are expensive (with the cost issue, though, its for my Mom, so whatever is good we would do in her honor). For some reason, the Chatham Bars Inn just doesn't feel right even though we are staying there and even though our family went there from time to time 30 years ago. There was the time my Dad drove us in a boat in our bathing suits to their beachfront restaurant place and they informed us that we would need jackets (no ties) for lunch. He drove the boat back to our house and put his jacket and tie on over his bathing trunks and drove us back to the resort. I don't think they were happy with him, but we got a kick out of it. Oh, those crazy 70's. We have four families with two kids each, ranging in age from mostly in the 20s to mine at 4 and 6 (we were the laggards). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, she was a really great person. I might be biased.....

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