Since it was raining, we decided it would be a good idea to go to the Whaling Museum, which had just been renovated. It was a really cool museum. It is amazing what these whaler's went through out on the boats. I had listen to a book on tape last year about the whaling ship Essex, from Nantucket, so it was cool to see the exhibits in the museum. They have big sperm whale skeleton from one that washed up on the beach and died. The film about it was really interesting. After becoming educated, we decided to grab a bite to eat and then walk around town. But right after lunch it decided to pour, not just rain, so we opted for the car and took a little drive around the island.
On Sat. night we went to a french restaurant that was supposed to be one of the better places in town. It was a very nice atmosphere and the food was good too. I had a pumpkin soup and a duck dish that were absolutely scrumptious. This was a pretty late dinner and the service wasn't speedy either, so we decided to head back to the rooms for the night. I went back and read more of the book that I had kidnapped from the other B&B and watched the end of the NASCAR race. Go Tony Stewart!!
The weather had started to clear a bit, so we decided to get up earlier and take another tour of the island and see some of the lighthouses. The sky was clear, but boy was it windy!! After visiting the 2nd oldest lighthouse in the US, we stopped to see some friends of my parents, and then went to get some sandwiches for a little picnic. We knew this would be a challenge with the wind, but we found a good spot by the beach that was a little sheltered. After our touring around it was off to the airport for our flights back home. However, the airport was packed because the ferries were not running due to the wind causing lots of chop, so it was a busy day. Fortunately we were able to get out and I just barely made my 20 minute connection in Providence.
I made it home Sunday night by about 8 and made dinner and sat down to watch the Steelers game that I had TiVo'd! Unfortunately, I feel like I would have been better off not watching the game at all. It was awful in a lot of respects. Turnover Tommy was up to his old tricks and the O-line was not jellin like Magellin. Oh well, overall it was a good weekend in Nantucket! I am anxious to go back when the weather is better!!