A Week to Remember

A Week to Remember

As everyone knows by now, we decided to do something extra special for spring break this year, and we headed out to visit Grandma and Gramps on Nantucket!  It was everything we could have hoped it would be, full of special memories that will last a lifetime.  And while it certainly isn’t possible to summarize ALL the fun stuff we did during our visit in one little post, this should give you an idea of just how much we were able to cram into one week.

For the first few days of our trip we were blessed with some wonderful warm and sunny weather.  We spent the weekend hunting for geocaches, visiting beaches, hiking around the cranberry bogs, playing soccer, eating wonderful meals and more.  The weekend was even more special since all seven of us were able to do all these fun things together (Gramps’ store is closed on Saturday and Sunday!).  And while we were pretty whooped come Sunday night, it was a wonderful start to the trip.

When Monday rolled around, so did the ‘less-than-ideal’ weather.  For the next few days it was a bit rainy and chilly – but that didn’t slow us down in the least.  There were more visits to beaches, some shopping downtown, more geocaches, and more great meals.  And while the weather could have been better, it didn’t dampen our spirits at all – and we had an absolute blast spending time together.

Since we were flying home out of Boston on Friday evening, we decided to leave the island a day early and take advantage of the amazing history the area has to offer.  On Thursday, after a fun ride on the fast boat, we drove up to Plymouth, MA and toured the Mayflower II and Plymouth Rock.  It was so interesting to realize just how little I knew about this part of American history, and I’m glad the kiddos were able to experience it.

On Friday, we got up early and headed up to Boston.  Since it was snowing, 30 degrees, and windy – we sought shelter in the New England Aquarium for the first half of the day.  After an hour or so, with hunger setting in, we headed out into town in search of some food.  We decided to eat at Cheers in the Faneuil Marketplace and had a great lunch.  After lunch it was time for some walking…and we set out on the Freedom Trail to visit such amazing spots as Paul Revere’s House and the Old North Church.  Even though it was the end of an extremely busy vacation – and the weather was bad – the kids were fantastic and walked all 2.5 miles without complaining once!!

Sadly, as the saying goes…”All good things must come to an end”, and so to did our spring break vacation.  Thankfully, in addition to the stories we can share with friends and family, we have hundreds of wonderful pictures to help us remember all the fun we had.  Here are a few of those pictures, and please remember to check out the FLICKR ALBUM I put together with over 60 photos from our trip!


And I know I’ve said it before – but thanks so much to Grandma and Gramps for helping make this a truly memorable spring break!  We miss you guys!!



  1. Mom (a.k.a. Grandma)

    We miss you guys. I have been looking forward to your visit for so many weeks and now that it is over I am not sure what to do. It truly was a fantastic, perfect visit. We love you and miss you all. Thank you for coming. What wonderful memories.

  2. Gramps

    Thanks for making the trip! It was a blast and getting to play soccer and hiking and discovering things from the kiddos view is just wonderful. It was an amazing week!

    Thanks for the great time and wonderful memories! Already looking forward to the next visit.

    How to know you are a Gramps – When your tables wobble! New ones coming soon I’m sure it will make me younger!

  3. Thanks for sharing your vacation; looks like some amazing memories for everyone.

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