Friday, September 30, 2011

Family Trip Cont.....Nantucket Island Part 2.

Cap Cod Massachusetts, USA trip Continue.....

After lunch, we decided to continue walking around downtown Nantucket Island.

Fudge. My favorite.

Shops store.

Methodist Church.

Jared Coffin House.
The Jared Coffin House brings home the true essence of Nantucket lodging. You'll find the charm of the past complemented by modern day comforts at this historic New England inn in Massachusetts. Guest rooms at this inn on Nantucket have been recently updated and most include air conditioning.

The Jared Coffin House dates back to 1845 making it one of the oldest inns on Nantucket. Originally built as a family residence by Jared Coffin, one of the most successful ship owners of his time, the three-story mansion was the first of its kind on the island.

The Inn comprises the historic Main House (the original mansion) and the Daniel Webster House, and offers a variety of room types and sizes. The Jared Coffin House offers a uniqueness that can be found only at a place that brings together perfectly the best of Nantucket, past and present.

A fire alarm box.
Nantucket Whaling Museum.
The Nantucket Whaling Museum is a museum located in Nantucket, Massachusetts, dedicated to the history of whaling. It is run by the Nantucket Historical Association.

Antique shop.

 The club car.
In the late 1800's the island of Nantucket had its own railroad. The railroad would shuttle passengers south to Surfside, take a left, then, out past Tom Nevers, and end up in 'Sconset, where it would turn around and head back to town. By 1917, declining rider ship and World War I had spelled its fate. The tracks were pulled up and sold as scrap metal for the War effort in Europe. All that remained was the Pullman Coach that sat at 1 Main St., the site of the former train station. Soon after, the train car was turned into little diner serving home cooking to locals and tourists alike. Allen's Lobster Grill and Diner was its name and it remained in business for over 40 years.

In the late 1960's, Walter Biennale had a vision of Nantucket as a world class resort, and bought a great deal of downtown Nantucket. Allen's Diner was one of the parcels acquired and it became The Club Car. Mr. Bieneke wanted to have a first class gourmet restaurant at his prime Main Street location. In the mid 1970's, Mr. Bieneke approached Joe Pantorno, Michael Shannon and Michael Omara, who had run his restaurant at his Harbor House Hotel. He saw what they did and liked it. Joe, Mike and Michael took over the operation of The Club Car in 1977 and the rest as they say is history. Wonderful food, excellent service and a sophisticated yet fun atmosphere are all aspects of what has been created at The Club Car, and lest we forget the singing. The piano in the lounge has been the site of so many fun times. Songs ranging from Oklahoma to Piano Man have been heard on lower Main Street.

More shop store.

Look a like hehe.

Main street.

Shops store around the jetty.

Harbor view.

Strange!. No birds like the right house hehe.

Little door. AB found something to play with.

Children's fairy garden.

Snack time.

Finally! the ferry has arrived.

Good Bye Nantucket Island.

Nantucket Island.

Mini lighthouse.

Finally we were almost there.

Welcome back.

The view of Cape Cod harbor.

Dinner time. Malas mahu masak, beli KFC terus pigi picnic hehe.

It's starting to get dark. Time to head back.

To Be Continue.....Playground.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Back to school.

Busy betul hari ini, biar pun hari ini saya cuti kerja tapi kena pigi sekolah. Ya, saya ambil ni Restorative Care Course for 10 weeks. Alah, saja saja mahu upgrade my skills bah hehe. Bah, ok lah nanti lagi cerita/updating my blog coz, saya mahu study dulu (last minute studying ni hehe). See Ya..


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Family Trip Cont.....Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA.

Sorry for the long delay in updating my blog here. Busy kerja bah tu lah. Anyway, let's continue...

Cap Cod Massachusetts, USA trip Continue.....

6. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

7. Boston Part 2 - Super Duck Harbor Splash.

8. Boston Part 3 - Boston Public Garden.

9. Boston Part 4 - Down Town Boston.

10. Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA. 

Nantucket is an island 30 miles (48.3 km) south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. Together with the small islands of Tuckernuck and Muskeget, it constitutes the town of Nantucket, Massachusetts, and the coterminous Nantucket County, which are consolidated. Part of the town is designated the Nantucket CDP, or census designated place. The region of Surfside on Nantucket is the southernmost settlement in Massachusetts.

Canopache, meaning "place of peace", is the Wampanoag Native American name for the island.
Nantucket is a tourist destination and summer colony. The population of the island soars from about 10,000 to 50,000 during the summer months, due to tourists and summer residents. According to Forbes Magazine, in 2006, Nantucket had the highest median property value of any Massachusetts ZIP code.

 The Nantucket Historic District, comprising all of Nantucket Island, was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 13, 1966. In doing so the National Park Service paid particular note to the settlements of Nantucket and Siasconset. The island features one of the highest concentrations of pre-Civil War structures in the United States. It also has the oldest operating windmill in the United States (since 1746). It was the setting for the hit NBC sitcom Wings (NBC TV series).
Source. TQ.

Red circle - We Are Here!!.

All aboard.

Around the harbor 1.

Around the harbor 2.

Houses around the harbor.
Selling boats.
My little girl with her kiss and wink hehe.

Snack bar.

Enjoying the view of the ocean.

My kids, my world.

Nape time.

We're almost there!.

Welcome to Nantucket Island.

Our tour bus.

1 - Antique shop. 2 - Shops store around the jetty. 3 - Garden. 4 - Beach.

Jethro Coffin House.
Jethro Coffin House, also known as the Oldest House, is a saltbox house built in 1686 and located on Sunset Hill Road in Nantucket, Massachusetts, is the oldest house on Nantucket in its original location and is the only surviving structure from the island's 17th Century English settlement. It is a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Because of the brick design on its chimney, it is also called the Horseshoe House.
Cemetery. Interesting warning.

Nantucket Windmill.
Nantucket Windmill was built in 1745-46 by Nathan Wilbur, a native sailor and carpenter. During his travels to Holland as a sailor he acquired his knowledge of windmill construction. Everyone who watched him build the odd configuration out of wood from wrecked ships thought he was wasting his time and energy on a foolish idea. He proved them wrong. Due to the octagonal shape of the mill there are no square joints. Each piece of lumber is dove-tailed. The octagonal framework is formed with eight one-foot square corner posts which has given this mill its longevity. Nails were expensive at that time; therefore wooden pegs were used to secure the mortise joints.

Nantucket Windmill stands fifty feet tall. Each of the four arms is thirty feet long and six feet wide. Canvas sails are usually placed on only two or the arms because the winds on Nantucket are strong. Sometimes the wind turns the arms without the sails. Just the lattice work on the arms is enough to catch the wind. These huge arms are supported by a wind shaft that turns an eleven-foot wooden wheel. The engineering of this wheel is inspiring. It is made out of six, sixty degree pieces. Sixty cogs protrude on the inside of the outer rim. These sixty wooden cogs mesh with 12 spindles turning the millstone five times as fast as the rotation of the propeller.

Beautiful view.

Can you spot the lighthouse?.

"Romantic cottages on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic, with Jacuzzis and two beautiful inns in Nantucket Town. Two award winning restaurants on site, offering al fresco dining facing the ocean".
Sound nice kan?. You guys want to know how much the price per/night?. $275.00 - $2000.00 USD.

The Beachside Bistro.
Nantucket's only restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Beachside Bistro with its incomparable location for al fresco lunches and dinners and its elegant yet unpretentious food is like nothing else on Nantucket. It is at once both supremely relaxing - with the calming sounds of the surf - and yet totally pampering - with heaters and even blankets for nights when the ocean brings a refreshing coolness.

The Outdoor Bar with its specialty drinks and a view of the ocean is the place to meet for cocktails at the most scenic location on the island.


Sankaty Head Light.
The Sankaty Head Light is a lighthouse located on Nantucket island. It was built in 1850, was automated in 1965, and is still in operation.

In 1987, the Sankaty Lighthouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Sankaty Head Light, reference number 87002028.

According to the National Park Service, only the lower part of the tower is original. The lantern and stairs are reproductions.

The lighthouse was moved away from an eroding bluff (approximately 400 feet) in October 2007.

Funny face hehe.

Houses and cottages.

1 - Bridge cottage. 2 - Bus service. 3 - Ocean view.

Main street in historic downtown Nantucket Island.

Around downtown looking for food hehe.

Lunch time :D.

To Be Continue....Nantucket Island Part 2.

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