Happy Tuesday, friends!
Well, last week, the family loaded up and flew to our favorite place on Earth! I know I blogged about this last Tuesday, but I’ll say it again…Nantucket has a piece of the Shull family’s heart. It doesn’t matter how many times we go or where else we travel…our heart always wants to head back there. It’s almost silly for me to blog about this last trip as not much changes from visit to visit. We arrive, settle in and enjoy our favorite town. I certainly do not think Nantucket, Massachusetts is everyone’s jam, but I hope that you know where your special place is to visit or that you find it soon.
I went ahead and made things easier for you and added a Nantucket tag to the sidebar of my blog, so if you’re looking for ACK content from years past, you can find it easily there. In the meantime, this was trip one of many that we plan on taking to the island this year, so let’s all just brace ourselves for many more posts 😉 .
Here are pics from the first part of our trip along with the answers to your most frequently asked Nantucket questions at the bottom.
Happy Tuesday! xx
Our family was sooooooo excited to board our flight and head to Nantucket last Sunday morning. We talk about this town just about every single day, so to say we hopped out of bed happily and headed to the airport with a lot of enthusiasm would be an understatement. We were SO excited to get there!
What’s the first thing we did when we arrived???
Enjoyed lunch! A lobster roll at The Tavern outside in the beautiful weather was just what we needed! The weather was GOREGOUS!!
After lunch, we strolled around town.
Happy faces, happy place.
Later that night, we cleaned up and headed to one of our favorite spots…
…for dinner! Miss Madeley and Miss Ashby have been experimenting with makeup. Please check out her eye makeup 😉 .
Gosh, I love these people!
We love the Nantucket Lobster Trap! This season, they’re not taking reservations, but since we were there earlier this year before the summer season officially begins (end of June), we didn’t have to wait at all for a table.
Our table was full of my favorite people…
…this is their patio area which is perfect with their gorgeous weather…
…love this guy!
Lobster makes us happy!
After dinner, we headed straight over for ice cream at our favorite spot…we had missed you, Juice Bar!
The next morning, I was up and out early for a run…
…over the last 25ish years that I’ve been visiting Nantucket, I’ve stayed at a variety of places, but we are very loyal to The Nantucket and almost always stay here now when we visit. Last year, we stayed at their other property in Martha’s Vineyard and loved it too!
After my run, I grabbed this guy, and we walked to get coffee, breakfast sandwiches and the paper at The Hub.
I’m really not sure that I’ve EVER had a better breakfast sandwich!
After breakfast, we loaded up in our rental car and headed…
…to Bartlett’s Farm for snacks and groceries for the beach!
…and then we arrived…
…and settled in for the day 🙂 .
Seals are all over the beaches here in Nantucket, but this was the first time we saw one come out all the way…
…and take a two hour nap. Bahahaha! After about two hours, he waddled back in and swam off. So cool!
My happy place 🙂 .
How big is she?!
We all know that Andrew prides himself on being king of the beach snack 🙂 . It was delish!
It was a great day!
After our day at the beach, we came back, some of the kids rode bikes, we showered and…
…then headed to Brant Point Grill for a delicious dinner!
The next morning, it was…
…beach time in the morning.
Children’s Beach is in town and has a playground.
After our morning…
…we headed back to the beach to soak up one more day in the sun. All of my kids love the ocean, but Kensington Shull…it’s like a part of her soul. She will one day live at the beach. I just know it. She cannot not get in the water. She is an ocean girl.
I mean…I took a lot of pics the day before and basically, this day was rinse and repeat 😉 .
After spending all day at the beach, we came back to town…
…and all headed out for a family bike ride!
The beach and biking…the perfect combo 🙂 .
For dinner on this night…
…we drove into The Seagrille for a delicious dinner!
And that wraps up PART ONE of our trip last week to Nantucket! Later on, I’ll post PART TWO for you.
And yes…we’ll be back 😉 .
Okay, I looked through all of my DMs and found a million questions about Nantucket, but these right here were the most frequently asked, so I thought I’d at least get those answered:
1: Where do you buy Smith’s swimsuits? Vineyard Vines and Under Armor
2: Where is your navy tank from on your bike ride? HERE!
3: Where do you stay? The Nantucket Hotel and Resort
4: Where did you rent your bikes? Young’s Bike Rentals
5: How do you travel with your Yeti backpack? We fill it with all of our beach gear (toys, Yeti cups, speaker, etc) and either Andrew carries it on the plane or we put it in one of our suitcases.
6: What are your favorite places to shop in Nantucket? This answer is vague but the truth…”town”. Literally when you step off the ferry on to the dock, you have arrived at the amazing shopping. There is Main Street and then many streets that run perpendicular to it all across this section of the island. It’s just street after street of great shopping.
Also don’t forget, last year, I did an entire post on my tips, tricks and thoughts on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket that you can read HERE along with all of my Nantucket content that you can now find HERE.
That wraps up my Tuesday! I hope you all have a wonderful day! I’ll see you tomorrow!! xx