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!
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.
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??