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    24 Signs You Spent Summers On Cape Cod

    Nobody can stop you from pretending you're having a Cape Cod summer right this very moment. Nobody.

    1. You've had family arguments about which bridge to take.

    2. Who needs Google Maps, when you can use your own arm as a map of the Cape?

    3. When you first get to the beach, you can't help doing this.

    4. You understand the concept of low tide on a visceral level.

    5. When photographers talk about that magic Cape Cod light, you feel like they have a direct line to your soul.

    6. Cape Cod Potato Chips somehow taste even better in their natural habitat.

    7. You've seen actual cranberries in the wild.

    8. You've learned all the unwritten rules of mini golf.

    9. You feel sorry for anyone who has never experienced fried clams.

    Other fried seafood is acceptable too, but fried clams = the Cape.

    10. You don't think summer is complete if you don't break out the lobster bib.

    Wait, which Kennedy is that again?

    11. You've had a meaningful friendship with a hermit crab.

    12. You're pretty sure there's a law that you must go swimming at least once a day.

    13. You know that Provincetown was embracing same sex marriage since before it was cool.

    14. When you go whale watching, there will be whales.

    15. You can tell people you've biked the most beautiful bike path on earth.

    16. You have a very positive association with the word "shingles."

    17. You got to see all the best players in the majors when they were still in college...

    ...and it still pisses you off that they filmed Summer Catch in North Carolina.

    18. This is what you think bowling is.

    19. You're grateful that drive-in movies are still a thing.

    20. You can understand why someone might feel compelled to do this:

    21. Lighthouses, baby. Lighthouses.

    22. You know that during summer, ice cream counts as a food group.

    23. You know adding lobster to anything makes it better.

    24. And no matter how bad the traffic gets on your way home, you can't wait to come back.