So, not only have I recently moved to Nantucket, MA - but my sister Amy has moved to Boston, MA. We have both suddenly gone from Midwest girls to the land of the New Englanders. Fortunately, Nantucket and Boston are in easy travel distance from each other - basically a 2 hr bus and a 1hr or 2hr ferry ride. So Amy decided that she needed a beach weekend before fall set in (can you blame her?) And she came down to visit me! Much much fun was had on both sides.
The weekend started out very inauspiciously with me getting locked out my apartment 1 hour before Amy was due to show up on the ferry. Do you know what it's like to get locked out of your apartment with no cell phone, no car keys, no nothing in a brand new place where you know no one?! Horrible!!! In this age of cell phones I have no numbers memorized any more - I know my husband who was over 1,500 miles away and my parents home phone number - that's it!! Nothing! Luckily for me, there was a very kindly locksmith willing to come out to my apartment after 9pm - he was wonderful and to make a very stressful story short - he got me into my apartment and I got to go pick Amy up from downtown Nantucket - after that, things just got better.
We spent all of Saturday and Sunday at the beach - what fantastic waves! And sun, and sand - Just great! We went to Cisco beach today - it's on the Atlantic side (as opposed to Nantucket Sound - I know - I"m smack in the middle of the Atlantic!)
The waves were at least 8-10ft and there were guys out on surf boards! We decided to brave the waves and spent a lot of time (an energy) coasting around, getting swamped and thoroughly enjoying ourselves!
And to make the trip even better we discovered this place in Town where you can get dinner and then see a movie - it's the only movie theatre on the island and it's small - smaller even than UP theatres!!! But the seating was comfortable. We saw Momma Mia - FANTASTIC. We were laughing our asses off - definitely the loudest people in the theatre although everyone else was enjoying themselves. There was a family in front of us with some very old women - in their 90s I'd guess and in one scene you are very suddenly shown a guy's butt cheeks - the old women were laughing uproariously and that cracked Amy and I up even more! The best part of the movie - seeing Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan singing and looking like hippies/headbangers - much much joy!
It'll be my turn to visit Amy next - in October for the Great Big Sea concert!