Monday, September 29, 2014

Vacation Post!

I dunno about all of you, but life has been all kinds of busy and mildly stressful the last few weeks. And I was soooo ready for a nice relaxing long weekend. What better way to get one of those than to leave town for a few days and spend them on Nantucket Island? No better way. No better way at all!
I went with my dad, stepmom, brother, sister-in-law, niece, and puppy-sister. I have to be honest, we didn't do anything too wild and crazy, but that's what this trip was all about! (I'm even breaking my rule of not posting other people's children... Get ready for the adorableness that is my niece!)
We left around 2:15 on Friday afternoon, but I took the whole day off work so I could play with my ponies before hand. I even got some photos with my bestie:

I then dropped off the short kids at grandma's. I couldn't get them to hold still for a photo... this was all I got:
Finally it was time to leave!

It's been awhile since I've flown in a tiny plane. Thankfully the trip was clear and uneventful! I even got to see my farm from above.

That's my farm down there!

I was excited to finally see the home my dad and step mom bought last year on the island. Here's a tour!


The rest of Friday consisted of dinner, a walk down town, ice cream, and a movie at home! Ahhhh relaxation!


I got up around 8 on Saturday morning (sleeping in is AWESOME!) and had coffee while my niece had some breakfast. I was super excited to go out for a run in a new place! The streets of Nantucket are narrow and busy, so I opted to run on the bike path which starts in our neighborhood. It wasn't as pretty as I was hoping (as in I never did come across a beach view) but it was still new and different! I ran 3.2 miles which was great given my horrible inconsistency lately.

that lady biking up ahead is my step mom!

In an effort to balance out all that activity (wink, wink) the rest of the day was spent heading out to the beach and enjoying a picnic lunch.

Rough day! We were back at the house around 4 and my sister-in-law and I walked into town for some shopping. We didn't get much done as it's the off season and stores close up early. We headed home to drop off our loot and then the whole family headed back to town for dinner and a little walk. We followed that up by another movie at home and an early bed time. I really love vacation!


Sunday morning was leisurely. We enjoyed the sunshine and abnormally warm temps, walked up and down (and up and down and up and down) the driveway with my niece. And then wandered town and did a little more shopping. We enjoyed a quick lunch and then it was time to head back to the airport.

Have you ever been to Nantucket? Did you do anything special this weekend? Tell me all about it below!


  1. What beautiful photos... it sounds like you had a wonderful time! I love the view too, and that house is gorgeous!



    I love Nantucket. I do really miss the New England coast. It's so pretty and so different up there. I believe we took a ferry there, though, and not on a teensy tiny little bitty plane like that. You would think for all I love to travel, I would be better about forms of transportation lol.

    Love that pic of the pugs in motion! I'm glad you had fun!

    1. Haha! It is really tiny! The nice thing about tiny planes, is they fly a bit lower, so the views are amazing. Helps you forget you're stuck in a tiny plane. The plane picks us up at a little airport that's about a 1/4 mile from my house, and arrives on the island in 35 minutes. So it's definitely a lot faster than driving and taking the ferry.
      You and the family should pick a destination race up north sometime! (I suggest not in the winter though!)