I occasionally do these “postcard” blog posts from various trips and I always love going back and revisiting some of the fun iPhone snaps I took. I took some photos with my camera, but mostly used my iPhone’s camera. (It’s just so easy to snap away.)
Okay, get ready for photo overload…
POSTCARDS FROM NANTUCKET
Our first stop was out to ‘Sconset just to drive around while we waited for our rental house to be ready! It was a beautiful afternoon.
I usually stay in the same house (and we greatly missed it this trip!), but there was a COVID construction delay. Luckily the owner of the house gave us plenty of time to find another backup place. (This year rentals went FAST– we booked ours in February and there were only 17% of properties still available when I looked!) I had a lot of people ask for the listing. It’s the “Eliza” cottage– they have a bunch of different properties of different sizes. The Eliza cottage was perfect for just Mike and me. It’s tiny– but beautiful and very modern. It’s right across from Children’s Beach, so you have direct access to town (with a coveted parking spot) but not a super busy street.
I was also shocked at how much was in bloom. Usually everything peaks right after the Fourth of July, but it must have been a different kind of spring/early summer because most of the hydrangeas were popping already.
I started every morning with a long walk– felt nice and cool before it heated up and I was able to get in my steps for the day early. Plus, I love how quiet everything is. It was the busiest I’ve ever seen Nantucket so it was nice to get out and about before the crowds really set in.
So many beach sandwich picnics on the beach!
We made dinner reservations almost every night. Tried some new places and revisited some old favorites, too. The best, hands down, was Proprietors. It’s small plates and everything was delicious. I could have eaten there every night for dinner and been a happy lady.
The two of us spent so much time at various beaches throughout the island. Our main goal for the trip was just to relax and spend quality time together before the baby is here and we 100% accomplished that.
No trip to Nantucket is complete without swinging by Cisco Brewers. Even when you can’t have a beer, it’s still a great place to hang out. We opted to do an early lunch there one day (mostly to avoid crowds) and it was perfect.
I also got to meet one of my very favorite authors…. ELIN HILDERBRAND.
We had been DMing and she very, very kindly offered to come by our rental house to sign my copy of Golden Girl. I, naturally, fangirled.
We had a great, cozy dinner at The Galley too. It’s usually the best spot to grab dinner (and/or cocktails) and watch the sun set… but it was a very grey evening. They set up a tent and it ended up being a very intimate dinner. Usually it’s a scene, so it was a nice change of pace to be under the tent with a storm rolling in, enjoying a first class meal!
One of the benefits of being an early bird… getting to Downyflake before there’s a line for doughnuts.
I lost track at how many times I went to Juice Bar. They have a whole new set up and it honestly makes the line go by so much faster (and they accept credit cards now!), so it never felt like time was wasted waiting for a cone!
Leaving was…. emotional, to say the least. I am obviously a little hormonal and I got really choked up that this was our last trip before baby. (We watched so many families pushing strollers and pulling wagons down to the beach and we kept thinking…. that’ll be us soon….) We are actually planning on coming back for the month of October (assuming everything goes smoothly) since Mike has fantastic parental leave and my work will be crazy again come November. It’s all very exciting and overwhelming, in a good way. Life’s about to change in a big way!!