Happy Monday, friends!
We’re in our very favorite place this week…Nantucket 😉 .
I thought it would be fun to start recapping and sharing this trip with you guys in progress, so today, I have all the pics and details from the first part…Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
Back in the spring, we realized that our scheduled summer vacation would need to be rebooked again (for the fourth time…we had it booked for summer 2020, fall 2020, summer 2021 and now, summer 2022…my travel agent is so tired of moving it 😉 ) so, we decided to head back up to Nantucket because…we want to visit as much as we can until we can just live there part-time. #easydecision
On Monday, we woke up and headed off to DFW…
…we had JUST left the airport about 9 hours earlier picking Smith up from his trip with my parents and now, we were back!
We boarded our flight to Boston, landed, grabbed our rental car and then drove right over to the most delicious lunch ever…
…Yankee Lobster in Boston. Oh my word. We’re still talking about this lunch. The food was AMAZING! This place literally sits on the pier right by the water where they catch everything fresh. We sat outside and basically…
…tried everything! The lobster roll, fries, clam chowder and crab cake were all in front of us and they were all DELICIOUS! This was such a good stop!
After lunch, we got into the car and drove the 2-ish hours to the beautiful town of Chatham in Cape Cod. Chatham is one of my parents’ favorite cities that they visit often, but it had been years since I had been there.
We stayed two nights at the amazing Chatham Bars Inn (seriously, we LOVED it!). Here are the Evens checking out the cool boats in the lobby. The resort sits right on the ocean and has a main hotel and dining area with restaurants and outdoor patio seating but then is surrounded by cottages. I really can’t fathom better property than this.
A few pics from inside the main hotel…
…that New England decor speaks to my heart 😉 .
This room had a giant fireplace with games and a bar…it was such a family-friendly spot!
We stayed in a two room cottage right here on the beach (next to the pool), so it was the perfect spot for the Shulls!
These are pics from our balcony.
Inside, we had plenty of room for everyone.
The front of our cottage faced the main hotel (the back of our cottage faced the ocean)
Awwwww! We were so happy to be there!
We arrived later in the afternoon, so we checked in and spent the rest of the day exploring the property (it’s pretty massive). The hotel offers so many walking paths and trails but they also offer bikes for both the land and the beach too! We explored and checked everything out before landing back in…
…the big game room area where we all got a drink, sat by the fire and played games…
I love my almost teenager so much!!
We had dinner reservations that night at the hotel’s restaurant, but before, we wanted to take some great family pics…
It was a great start to our vacation!
The next day, we left to explore Chatham…
…still nailing those family photos. Sigh.
Chatham is SO ADORABLE!!! It gives me major McKinney, TX vibes but you know…on the ocean in beautiful Cape Cod.
We checked out all the cute little streets in the downtown area, shopped, ate candy from the candy store and just had the best time.
Ashby and Mades had the city map and helped ups figure out where we were going 🙂 .
For lunch, we drove up the way a minute to eat at…
…Mac’s Chatham Fish & Lobster! We had heard so many great things about the delicious food at Mac’s BUT we also heard they had an amazing g-free menu. #woohoo
We sat outside and enjoyed the weather at Mac’s.
Hi, my name is Shay and I will order a lobster roll every single time.
We had the BEST time! Look at K eating a g-free cheeseburger and fries! Whoop! Whoop!
After lunch, we headed back into town to finish looking around…
…we love an art or craft fair.
We also love a candy store.
Madeley took this pic. Hahaha!
After we were finished exploring Chatham, we headed back to the hotel to hit…
…the beach! We had so much fun and saw SO MANY SEALS out at the beach.
We stopped at the beach cafe and enjoyed some lobster nachos before heading back inside. Andrew and I decided these were the BEST NACHOS we’ve ever had in our entire lives!
We got dressed and then it was time to head to dinner…
…they’re always so cooperative for pictures.
That’s better 🙂 !
I bet you’re wondering how we were still hungry…well, vacationing makes us hungry. You too? We had reservations at Pate’s and loved every bite!
That wraps up PART ONE from our Cape Cod Vacation! I’ve gotta go now…PART 3 is still in progress! Stay tuned today on Instagram for more from Nantucket! I’ll see you back here tomorrow!