Monday, August 6, 2012

Nantucket

Yesterday was a fabulous day!  I went to Nantucket with two lovely ladies, Ilka and Missy.  We had such a great day and I only wish we could have stayed longer.  This was my second trip ever to Nantucket and it is such a great place to visit.  I look forward to going back again soon so I can explore the island even more.  Here is a recap of our day. . .

This was our view from the ferry in Hyannis.  Not looking too good right?!  Well luckily the weather changed a lot (like it typically does on the Cape).  We left Boston at 6 AM (so early but worth it) and took the 8 AM fast ferry to Nantucket which got us there at 9 AM leaving us with a whole day to explore.

Our first stop was breakfast. I had some delicious pancakes and "natural" bacon (not sure what the unnatural bacon would have been like?)  Oh and if you are trying to stick pinch pennies don't go to Nantucket - it isn't cheap.  If I had wanted to add chocolate chips to my pancakes (which I really would have loved) it would have cost an extra $3.95.  No thank you!  Ha!

After our expensive delicious breakfast we decided to rent bikes so we could really explore the island.  We tried to bargain with the guy but no such luck.  Bikes are $25 per day which really isn't that bad of a deal. . . especially since they come with Nantucket baskets!

First stop (after a 3 mile - part cobblestone street - uphill ride) was at Cisco Brewers.  This place is very cool because they have three things in one location - vodka, wine and beer.  They also have a big picnic area with corn hole and live music!  Oh and as you can see from the picture (bottom right) a lot of people rides bikes on Nantucket.

We decided to do the wine tasting.  For $10 you get to taste all 10 of their wines and keep the glass.  Don't worry they were very small tastes (no drunk cycling here).  They also have red and white sangria and a blueberry lemonade.  Yum!  After our tasting Missy and Ilka tried the beer while I enjoyed a glass of sangria.  We had a great time hanging out!

We continued our bike ride down the road to the local farm that had a fancy grocer store.  We grabbed some sandwiches and chips and sat outside and ate.  They had beautiful gardens including a field of sunflowers.  They were too far for me to get a pic so you have to settle for these other flowers.  Oh and check out that Oreo cookie cow.  Too cute!  I love cows and had to stop to get a picture.

Our next stop was at Cisco Beach.  The waves were huge, the water was a beautiful teal color and the sky was clear!  We hung out in the sand for a while to relax and soak up some sun.  It was wonderful.  Oh and check out some of the houses we saw on the ride into the beach.  Amazing!  There is a joke on the island when someone asks for directions. . . "take a left at the gray house with white trim."  Ha!

We got back into town and dropped off our bikes.  We walked around Main Street and went into some stores.  We were good and sweaty!  It really was the most gorgeous day.  Blue sky and tons of sun with a slight breeze = perfect!

Unfortunately all good things come to an end.  We had to catch a 6 PM ferry but stopped for an ice cream first!  We couldn't leave the island without sampling the ice cream!

As soon as we got on the ferry the weather changed.  It was just like the weather in the morning.  It was the strangest thing.  It was overcast and gray!  I never would have believed the weather could change so quickly and so dramatically unless I had seen it myself!  

As the ferry was pulling out of the island I grabbed some photos of the lighthouse and coast line.  Still pretty even with the gray sky!

We made it back to Hyannis at 7 PM and drove home.  Surprisingly there was no traffic going over the bridge but then we hit a bunch closer to Boston.  We still made good time and we were home by 9!  A very long day but a great day.  

I'm so glad that we made this spontaneous decision to take a day trip to Nantucket.  I only hope I can have a few more fun summer day trips before the end of August! 

What did you do this weekend??







11 comments:

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  2. Looks like you guys had a great time! Any idea if the ferry is something you can decide to do last minute or if tickets sell out quickly? I'd love to get out there sometime this summer!

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  3. So I think when I come visit we need to visit Nantucket. It looks beautiful! I might be staying a week, I keep adding stuff to my list of things I want to do when I visit!!

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  4. It looks so beautiful there- those houses look amazing!

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  5. Wow what a gorgeous trip! Your pictures are awesome! Thanks for linking up :)

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  6. You are totally making me want to visit! It looks like such a pretty area. That beach photo is amazing. Sounds like an absolutely amazing weekend. Popping over from Weekend Update.

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  7. I definitely want to visit after seeing these pictures! Beautiful!

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  8. AMAZING!!! I have always wanted to visit. I'm convinced that I should be living in a seaside town on the East Coast. These pictures are so fun and make me want to visit (or move ;) that much more!

    Thanks for linking up :)

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  9. I need to visit that part of the East Coast. I don't have many trips planned because of my baby, but one day...one day!

    Thanks for linking up and sharing your awesome weekend with us!

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  10. Looks like fun! What a pretty spot! I love biking around new towns. The best way to explore and get exercise at the same time.

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  11. That looks beautiful!! You have the best weekend trips!

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