Whew! Last night, we came home from Nantucket (again!), and I was going to take the day off from blogging to you know…catch up on crazy life…but, if I don’t start blogging our pics from the family’s trip to Nantucket soon, it’s never going to happen. I thought I’d just share some pics today about our first day over from Martha’s Vineyard.
Brace yourself…more posts to follow.
So many of you are telling me that you’re finding these posts so helpful for planning your own trips, so I’m trying to be as detailed as possible. For those of you who don’t love a travel post…I’m sorrrrrrrry!
Enough of that 😉 .
If you missed my first four recap posts, you can see them here:
Cape Cod Vacation: Chatham
Cape Cod Vacation: Martha’s Vineyard Part 1
Cape Cod Vacation: Martha’s Vineyard Part 2
Cape Cod Vacation: Martha’s Vineyard Part 3
On Saturday, July 17th, we woke up, returned our rental car (the one we originally picked up in Boston) and headed to Oak Bluffs to catch the Hy-Line Ferry over to our favorite place on earth…Nantucket.
Let’s check out that map one more time…
We flew to Boston and then drove to Chatham. After that, we drove to Falmouth where we took the ferry over (with our rental car) to Martha’s Vineyard. On this day, we took the Hy-Line (it’s a passenger ferry only, no cars) from Oak Bluffs over to Nantucket where we would spend the next 10 days.
As much as we had loved our week in Chatham and Martha’s Vineyard, we were beside ourselves to get back to Nantucket. I don’t know what it is…but that island has the Shulls’ hearts. It’s not better than the other two places, it’s just more sentimental to us. My kids were super pumped to take the ferry over, but this time, as a passenger and not in our car.
Here we are in line and ready to board! We took the 9:05 ferry over and would arrive by 10:00!
Our ferry was really empty, so it was nice to have a bit of space. We had a table where we all hung out for the duration.
All smiles! Well, all smiles and then all “focusing on not getting sick”. My family knows…don’t talk to her, give her space, make sure she has air, provide her with a cracker…and then, it’s an easy ferry ride for everyone. Ha!
We arrived in Nantucket and headed straight to our hotel…
…we love staying at The Nantucket.
We quickly dropped off our bags, grabbed giant whale suckers…
…and headed out to explore before lunch.
Our first stop was Bookworks, of course!
There is a small farmer’s market in town on Saturday mornings, so we went here too! I’ve purchased so many great jams, granola, candy, jewelry and even art here before.
McKinney is our home…but we might borrow Nantucket as our second home.
While we were in Bookworks, Ashby discovered the most adorable series!! She bought this book first (just wait until you read the back, below), but before the week was out, she read this one, so we bought her two more and she read those too!
Adorable little series!!
We stopped for lunch at The Tavern right by the water where they have the best clam chowder!
After lunch, we took and explored some more.
It was a great day in town!
Later that night, we cleaned up and got ready for a delicious dinner!
How sweet is her dress?! I bought it in a boutique there in Nantucket.
We walked down to our very favorite dinner spot…Brant Point Grill.
Kensington took these two photos (and edited them). Love.
Not a great pic, but Ashby and I split the lobster mac and cheese for dinner…and well, I had portioned hers onto a plate before I remembered to snap a pic!
We finished off the night with, of course, The Juice Bar.
And that was our first day in Nantucket!
I’m going to share another post tomorrow, so come on back! In the meantime, I need to go get my life together…we only have one more week until school!!!!!