Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Snapshot {Nantucket Island}

It's that time again! Every summer we pack up our crew and belongings, and head to Hyannis to catch the ferry to Nantucket Island off of Cape Cod. It's our family time with Grandma & Grandpa, Nanny (Captain's grandma), Aunt & Uncle, cousins, family members and often friends of the family.

Almost always during the 4th of July holiday.

Sometimes we take the fast ferry, but there is something special about taking the slow boat (especially if mama has remembered to take the dramamine early enough). We pull out snacks and games, and get comfortable for the 2+ hour ferry ride.

The ferry ride gives time to unwind from the long car ride, usually accompanied by heavy Cape Cod traffic.

It gives time to be excited about getting to a special place and being with loved ones.

Plus it's fun to be on the ferry!

The sunset was gorgeous, naturally.

We made it! Grandma & Grandpa were waiting for us, and good thing Grandpa brought the Grand Willy's!! We all fit in with our luggage, too.

Since we arrived I haven't really taken pictures yet, but will definitely take plenty tomorrow, of all the festivities. Nantucket is a really great place to celebrate the 4th. Wait until you see what happens to this fairly calm looking Main Street tomorrow :)

Happy Independence Day!!!!!

Linking to Sunday Snapshot on Stefanie's blog Ni Hao Ya'll.

Sunday Snapshot


Saavuimme eilen Nantucketin saarelle Cape Cod'in rannikolla. Joka kesä vietämme aikaa täällä isovanhempien, tädin, sedän, serkkujen, muiden sukulaisten ja usein perheystävien kanssa, yleensä näin Amerikan itsenäisyyspäivän aikaan. Ajoimme useamman tunnin New Hampshirestä liikenneruuhkissa Hyannis'iin, josta tulimme autolautalla (tosin ilman omaa autoa - jätämme auton parkkiin) saarelle. Isovanhemmat olivat meitä vastassa, ja heidän kesäkodissaan odotti myös täti, setä, isoisoäiti ja serkut. Tänään saapui myös Kapteenin setä pienperheensä kanssa (isommat lapset eivät tulleet). Huomenna suuri itsenäisyyspäiväjuhlinta saarella, kuvia tulossa illalla tai tiistaina :)


  1. Ahhh... definitely the most magical place for the 4th. Enjoy, wish we were with you guys. Miss you!!

  2. Wow, this looks like so much fun! What a great blog, I can't wait to explore it more. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. oh...what beautiful fun!!!!

    y'all have fun with family!! :)

  4. i love your photos. my favorite is the first one, of the ferry. I'm in WA state so we have ferries of our own and they are so fun to photograph!

  5. Saina, it would have been so nice to have you here <3

    Thank you, Dysfunctional Mom :)

    Thank you mountain mama and Jessy!! I hope your 4th was fun!

    Thanks, Rachel! I enjoyed visiting your blog, also!