Another day, another post about Nantucket.
This post has the usual New England goodness in it: delicious lobster, cobblestone streets, charming shops, the gorgeous Atlantic ocean and spectacular weather. Basically, everything perfect in life. If you missed PART 1, make sure you click HERE first!
We woke up on Tuesday to more sunny skies and gorgeous weather! We headed off to Main Street to enjoy breakfast at…
…The Lemon Press. Now, the wait was super long (it’s not very big), so we decided to walk across the street and eat breakfast at Or, The Whale instead (we had eaten dinner there two nights before)…
…their breakfast menu did not disappoint! Looky here…
…my avocado toast with a poached egg was delish! They also make a daily donut which two of my kids enjoyed and then one of my kiddos had their granola and yogurt parfait! (Ashby also had the avocado toast!) We might not have meant to eat here, but we are so glad we did!
We were dressed for the beach on this day because right after lunch, we were heading to swim!
I feel like you really don’t need a car on Nantucket. You can always Uber, take a cab, take a shuttle bus (they’re all over), walk, bike or scooter anywhere. We decided to rent a car (and car seat) this one day though because we wanted to take the kids to a few specific spots.
Our first stop was Bartlett’s Farm! If you’ve ever read a Hilderbrand/Thayer book then you know what this is. It’s a really big (considering how small the island is) farm where they grow and sell fresh produce, flowers and have a gourmet market.
I could have stayed all day 🙂 .
We bought snacks for the day at the beach and then some things we could bring home to Texas (like their homemade granola). It’s just a lovely place to be.
Speaking of lovely…for lunch, we made our annual visit to…
…Something Natural! This is my favorite sandwich shop of all time. The line is always out the door! You order your sandwiches and then…
…enjoy them on picnic tables outside.
It makes me so happy to be there!
I had their lobster salad sandwich, Madeley had pb & j, Ashby had a BLT, Smith and Kensington had ham and Andrew had turkey. After our lunch, we drove to…
Being that Nantucket is an island, there are a lot of beaches. We like Sconset because it never seems crowded. Andrew and I sat in chairs and read while the kids played all day long. It was heaven. Andrew said it was one of his favorite days ever in his life.
This is a public beach, so you need to bring all of your own stuff. The hotel provided us with beach chairs and towels and then we brought our own snacks and drinks. It was just the sweetest day!
And then look who came to check us out?! A seal!
This guy swam right up to where we were, so we watched him for the longest time.
How fun is that?!
At the end of the day, we packed up our things and headed back for quick showers and a change of clothes…
All ready to enjoy a yummy dinner! (It was our favorite meal of the whole trip!) My romper is HERE. Side note, I forget how tall my husband is until I see us in pictures. Hahaha!
They clean up quite nice 🙂 .
Off we go to walk to dinner!
Dinner on this night was absolutely my favorite!!
The view is gorgeous and they have lawn games for kids to play. Win, win!
This boy is smiling because he and I both got…
…the lobster mac & cheese for dinner! Oh my word!!! IT IS SUBLIME!!!! We all loved our dinner so much!!!
For some reason, that was my last pic of the day. It was a great, great, great way to spend the day in Nantucket.
The next morning, we ate breakfast at…
…our hotel. Lobster Eggs Benedict? Okay!
We had big plans to visit Children’s Beach on this day (the beach in town), but it was overcast and rainy, so we changed our plans and made it a great day despite the weather.
Of course, we visited the bookstores again!
I heard Kensington tell Smith “this is like the bookstore in You’ve Got Mail”. Awe!!
Smith discovered John Grisham in this store and has loved his new book! Who knew John Grisham wrote books for young adults? Smith can’t wait to read all of them!
I think one of the reasons my kids loved this trip so much is that it wasn’t super scheduled. There was a lot of down time, throw the ball around time, smell the flowers time, stroll and enjoy time.
It started raining, so we took our new books…
…back to the porch of our hotel and read until lunch.
When it was time to eat, it had stopped raining, so we got out and walked there…
…happy girls 🙂 .
Another meal, another opportunity for me to eat…
Lobster mac and cheese again? Okay!
After lunch, we walked over and visited…
…The Maria Mitchell Aquarium!
This aquarium is small but super interactive!
We loved looking at the sharks! They had two. Everything is caught and donated to the museum and then released on Labor Day.
I said, “smile” and she did this. Sigh. #thatkidisamess
After our fun day, we changed so that we could head to dinner.
It’s so hard to photograph six people. #sigh
Galley Beach is another one of our favorite restaurants! It’s literally right there on the beach!
My white dress can be found HERE.
Madeley was super pumped to be there!
And then she decided to take a nap.
And then the sweet people there brought her a blanket and pillow. Hahaha!
I bet you can’t guess how we ended our night?! #thejuicebarofcourse
Two posts down, one to go. I’m ready to go back, friends. Like today.