Our First Trip to Nantucket: Day 2

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 26, 2010

Our second day on Nantucket was a blast as well. After waking up pretty early, before 8, we ate some breakfast with the kids and then walked the 1 1/2 miles to the beach. I had to lug Landon half the way — the next time I know to bring a stroller to Nantucket.

Landon had a great time at the beach. He played in the sand, and I took him to get his legs wet, but mostly he just wanted to be in the water with the big kids.

After two hours of explaining to him that he can’t swim yet and countless tears, his aunt Ruth took him deeper into the water and he was in heaven.

I called a taxi to pick us up to get back to the house — my arms had gotten a nice sunburn and I had had it with the beach. You need a cab to get anywhere on Nantucket, and you pay the distance plus $2 per person. We priced out if renting a car would make sense, but we are so many people and would have needed two, which would have been $800 for two cars for three days. The next time we’ll be smarter and bring our own van for $400.

After a lunch of famous Nantucket Aunt Leah’s chocolate-covered cranberries (we’re renting her house), oreos and orange juice, L napped for three house.

Don arrived just in time to wake up our sleeping beauty. In the evening we got ready for a BBQ at a huge house Jenn and Luke and all their friends are staying. There must have been 100 people. It’s called the “wedding house” because so many people get married at that house on Nantucket.

We all fell into bed about 11 p.m., tired and full of another bite of Aunt Leah’s fudge. Tomorrow is the wedding — can’t wait to show off my sunburned arms :)

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Debbie Gartner June 27, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Sounds like a great trip so far. I’m very jealous. Missing the days I would do that with my family. Hopefully, next year.

On a separate note, in a couple of months I may start a blog (on flooring) and I’d love to ask you for advice on which program to use.



Kimberly June 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM

Looks like a lot of fun!!! And what a beautiful place to vacation! Lovely blog! ~Kimberly



Summer June 26, 2010 at 5:24 PM

I just gave you an award!! Go to my blog to check it out!! Love your idea with the pictures hanging!! Thanks for sharing! Gorgeous pictures!



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