September 30, 2009
One of my goals this summer was to check out Nantucket Island for the first time. My family has been going to the Cape since I was a kid and recently I've visited the Vineyard several times, but Nantucket always got overlooked. Fortunately last week I was able to visit what I was told by many to be the best place on Nantucket - the Wauwinet
, "An Inn by the Sea".
It's a relaxing and cozy "hotel" where everyone remembers your name, located aprox. 20 minutes from downtown.
When I arrived there was a cup of hot apple cider waiting for me in the lobby. This was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Breakfast at the famous Topper's restaurant was an out-of-this-world all you can eat dream, as was the wine & cheese hors d'oeuvres served at sunset. They sure know how to keep you coming every year!
The weather turned out to be absolutely beautiful, perfect for hanging at the beach. One of the greatest parts of my trip was being able to enjoy the ocean (in New England) one last time before winter. Coming so late in the year also meant that I had the entire beach to myself! Unfortunately I didn't realize that you really CAN get sunburnt in September!
The Wauwinet property has the most beautiful and calming view, especially at sunset.
I love this picture.
My friend Jill whom I've known since middle school, came to visit.
We headed downtown to walk around and have dinner. The great thing about Wauwinet is they have a shuttle every hour.
I wouldn't have posted this picture without the red boats!
If you haven't been, make it a point to eat at Black-Eyed Susan's
restaurant for breakfast or dinner! We just happened upon a line of people outside waiting for reservations so we joined in. Apparently Black-Eyed Susan's is a favorite with Nantucket regulars, and for good reason! Doors open at seven, it's BYOB and they do not accept plastic! Dinner was AMAZING!
The next day we went for a ten mile LONG bike ride to Sconset, a town nearby.
Sights along the way!
I wonder what this gate will look like in another five years.
No mail today.
We stopped along the way several times to take photos.
Jill even managed to not-break my extra Canon 5D.
I loved this field.
A building in Sconset.
We arrived around dinner time to the tiny town of Sconset, only to find a bunch of homes and not much to do. Thirsty and without GPS we asked this guy who was walking by for directions to the nearest store. As it turns out, the only one in Sconset was closed. Luckily, he was the manager there. He opened up and sold us some drinks. Get a load of his dog!
YES!! I love this car!!!
Back to Wauwinet before sunset!
The comfiest lawn chairs on earth, no doubt.
The beautiful Wauwinet at sunset.
My stay at the Wauwinet was a calm, relaxing and needed vacation. It is certainly a Nantucket treasure. Until next year!
December 22, 2008
My passport got it's very first stamp last month as I travelled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a two week trip. Business brought me to "Los Cabos", but every minute was pleasure! My first four days was spent relaxing at the Riu Palace
. Here are some favorites...
What a change of scenery coming from winter in Boston!
I love the golden mid-day sunlight in Mexico!
The Riu Palace has a clear view of the rocks at the tip of Cabo.
to see a panoramic of this view!
This trip fortunately introduced me to a very special person - Debbie Ryan. She is the one who invited me to the Riu.
I swear, its like I've known her my whole life. Deb is a destination wedding planner in Boston. Just, not your average wedding planner... She is FULL of life and can make any situation entertaining. Debbie Ryan is no Debbie Downer.
Best $20 ever spent! This man took us from our resort straight to the tip of Cabo.
Some of the rocks up close.
Anyone recognize Scooby Doo?
It was hard to stand up on this boat, the driver had a heavy foot!
Back to shore... Getting on and off of these boats is the truly entertaining part. Ha!
At the entrance of the Riu.
Beautiful landscape of Cabo.
Deb and I on our way to dinner!
This is my favorite picture from of our stay at the Riu Palace
... We had such a great time!
If anyone is considering a destination wedding, Debbie is #1 in Boston. She is organized, down to earth, hard working and FUN! Also a travel coordinator, Deb does it all. Go to http://www.destinationweddings.com/ and ask for Deb!
More photos from Cabo coming soon!
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