Take The Summer Off
Updated: Nov 17, 2019
I have finally crossed this off of my bucket list. As a young boy, I have always had a dream of going to this place... but I'm not sure why. My wife and I decided to visit Nantucket for our 17th wedding anniversary. When you plan a trip like this there's so much of the unknown to be experienced. We flew from Dallas for three hours and landed in Boston. From there, we had to rent a car and drive two hours to the steamship ferry and take the hour long ferry ride over to Nantucket. All worked out as planned but we almost missed the ferry ride. Once the ferry dropped us off in Nantucket, we walked to a place called the
It was just as I had expected, a small town seemingly miles away from the rest of the world on an island all of it's own. We walked the streets, visited all of the shops, toured the Whaling Museum, ate dinner at The Charlie Noble and the Station 21 Bistro.
We were even able to take a tour of the island with a local. Since we booked last minute, we were the only ones on the tour. The guide took us to the cranberry fields, Sconset Village , Sankaty Head Lighthouse, Brant Point Light , and told us more than we wanted to know about Nantucket. It was amazing. I recommend visiting to anyone. We visited in the fall, keep in mind, their busiest season is the summer. After speaking to a few locals, it's very crowded in the summer. We will miss the The Toy Boat and Loren. The Toy Boat operated for 30+ years as a store front close to where you exit the ferry. Loren told us she was going to go online only and close her store. We had such an amazing time speaking to her about Nantucket and the history of all she's seen over the years. We loved her so much, we went back and visited with her for a second time while buying some gifts to bring home. Congrats to you Loren, and good luck!
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Below is a photo gallery of our unforgettable trip to Nantucket.