Things were still quiet on the Cape this summer, but the people that were there weren't complaining. Less traffic and tourists are always nice, as are no waiting lines, unless you own a business on the Cape.

Most of the restaurants were easy to get into; having to wait was more the exception than the rule. Many restaurants were offering two-for-one dinners to get people in.

Traffic was light, getting on to the Cape on Friday nights as well as leaving on Sunday afternoon or night. The trip from Boston was no where the nightmare it used to be getting out of town for the weekend. Route 6, 6A and Route 28, the three major roads on the Cape, always moved at steady speeds, an obvious indication of less vacationers there. The major hotels and bed and breakfasts had vacancy signs hanging outside on days that you would never expect to see rooms available before the 2008 crash.

Here's an update of the Cape's housing market: There still is a large inventory of homes, many on the market for 180 days plus. Home prices do appear to have stabilized after a reduction of 10 percent to 20 percent over the past few years. There are a lot of houses for sale in Chatham, a town close to the Atlantic Ocean. I'm wondering if Hurricane Sandy scared some homeowners into selling when they saw the damage that hit the Jersey shore last fall.

The price of gas was $3.70 a gallon for regular gas, about 25 cents higher than the price in New Jersey, where our company is based. That was cheap, though compared to the price on the Connecticut Turnpike, which had prices over $4 a gallon for regular.