Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A day trip to Nantucket.


Ever have one of those perfect summer days? You know the one I am talking about. Where the weather is gorgeous, not too hot and not too cold, and there isn't a cloud in the sky? One where you spend it with some of your favorite people. One in which you go on an adventure, laugh, eat, drink. One that you will always look back on and say, "That was one of my favorite summer memories."? 

Well, I experienced one of those days this summer while on vacation in Cape Cod. (Well, minus one small accident. More on that later). Anyways, back to the story. Travis and I gathered a great group of friends for a little day trip to Nantucket: Anna, Zan, Meg and Marisa. You are guaranteed a fun day with this group no matter what. 

So we started the day with an early ferry ride to ACK, which we surprisingly were on time for. As soon as we arrived on the island we made our way over to the Nantucket Bike Shop to pick up the scooters we rented. Yup, mopeds people. So the boys stood up and offered to drive. Thank goodness, I tried very unsuccessfully to navigate a scooter in Greece. Long story short, I was glad to hand over the reins to Travis who used to own a motorcycle. (You know, back in his single days). Anyways, Marisa also stepped up to the plate and took the lead on the bike. She only had to go around the block two times before the guy rented the bikes to us. You go girl! Then we were off. 

First stop was Brant Point Light House were we explored and took a few photos. Next, we were off to Madaket Beach, where we could have stayed all day. The beach was absolutely incredible and the water turquoise and warm. Pretty soon the gang was getting a little hungry so it was time to map out our route over to Cisco Brewers. For some reason we ended up on some sandy back roads. Should have taken that advice from a friend that scooters and sand don't mix. I happily report that both Marisa and Meg were ok and did not sustain any major injuries. Despite the fact that Marisa swore she broke her knee. Good news is that we got the scooters out of the sand and back on pavement and we were cruising yet again. 

After some food and drinks it was time to make the long trek to the other side of the island to Sconset. We probably angered many of the drivers as the scooters only maxed out at 30 mph and the road was mostly 45 mph. Sorry folks. Again, we made it all in one piece to explore the bluffs and Sankaty Lighthouse. Well, only after a stop for some mint chocolate chip ice cream of course. By the time we finished up, it was time to make the 20 minute ride back to the shop to return the bikes before 5. How did the time go by so fast? No worries, we had a little time to kill so we walked around town and even grabbed a drink at The Tavern before our Ferry ride back to the Mainland. 

Thank you so much for my favorite day of the summer. I will always remember it.























5 comments:

  1. This looks like such a peaceful place! And you are gorgeous! Can't wait to read more of your blog. :)

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    1. It is such a beautiful place! Oh geesh you are too sweet! Thanks again Rachel.

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  2. Great pics. I love Nantucket so much. Such a fun day trip!!!

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    1. It was thank you. My favorite day of the summer by far. Thanks for stopping by Jodi!

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  3. Thanks for the share! How did you like Sankaty Head? My husband and I have been getting the same Nantucket Summer Rental for years and we still go out of our way to make a stop there. I guess you can say we really like it :)

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