I know that was a ton of photos, in one VERY large image…my apologies if it forever to load! If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s taking photos on vacation. “Hold on, I need to take a picture!” (right, Chris?) I hope the collage gave you a sampling of our short vacation out to the coast of Massachusetts! I’ll try to recap to the best of my memory, so if any of you ever have the absolute pleasure of getting out that way you’ll know what not to miss!
Thursday: Flight delays and lost luggage….but we successfully arrived in Providence late at night.
Friday (my birthday): Hit up the Bourne Scallop Festival in Buzzards Bay. Yum! Checked into the SeaCoast Inn in Hyannis, absolutely highly recommended. The owners were super duper nice and incredibly helpful, and our room was cute! Toured beloved Chatham, drooled over the incredible dream houses, then went up to Orleans and did more of the same. We ended up eating one fantastic dinner (complete with candle-topped cupcake) at Chatham Squire Restaurant. Oh and stopped for some fudge and candy at the Chatham Candy Manor. Yum!
Saturday (our anniversary): Drove to Woods Hole and took the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. Rented a car (jeeps were sold out!) so we could see more of the island (more houses!). Ate a fab lunch at Among The Flowers Cafe in Edgartown. Stopped in fun shops and walked the streets, couldn’t help but imagine we were a fisherman family back in the day! Drove all around the island…highlights being Gay Head, the adorable Victorian gingerbread cottages in Oak Bluffs, and the stone walls of the picturesque Chilmark countryside (that was our fav). Back to Edgartown where we ate dinner overlooking the harbor at the Seafood Shanty. Walked the quiet streets, at some delicious Mad Martha ice cream, then back to Hyannis all pooped out!
Sunday: Walked to the ferry station and took the high-speed (1 hr) ferry to Nantucket. I couldn’t even handle how pretty everything was as we were coming in! Walked the cobblestone streets, visited some cute shops (awesome decor shops there!) and ate a late breakfast at Black-Eyed Susan’s. Best pancakes ever! We decided to rent a moped so we could see more of the island (more houses!). It was such a good time. Made our way to Cisco Beach and watched the surfers, then over to our favorite part of the island: Sconset. The cutest little rose-covered shingled cottages I could ever have imagined, super fabulous shingled homes on the bluffs overlooking the ocean, the quaintest, cutest little village….I’m surprised we even managed leave. Made our way back to the town of Nantucket, returned the moped, walked around some more, then ate dinner at The Brotherhood of Thieves. Best chowder we’ve ever tasted! Super tired and with sore feet (shouldn’t have worn my new flats), we then took the last ferry back to Hyannis.
Monday: Finally slept in, then took a leisurely drive to Newport, RI where we took in the impressive Newport Mansions. Insane stuff. Then spent our remaining time by the water taking in the incredible views of the Atlantic, not knowing when we’d see it next!
Phew! If you’re still reading along, bless your hearts! 🙂 I’ve wanted to see this area for as long as I can remember, and it was so much more than I imagined…I’m still so excited about it (if you can’t tell.) Anyway, thanks for reading along and again for all your recommendations. We know it wouldn’t have been such an amazing trip without all of your great suggestions! And with that, I hope your weekend is full of fun and sunshine where ever you are!