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    1. NorthGeorgiaWX
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      Well... it's almost done. More than 6 months later, the project is almost over other than one semi-major detail, and a few other small ones. We are waiting on the driveway to be resealed so that it's all black again, and we're swapping out a few plants, and filling a sink hole near the top of the wall, none of which is serious. 

      Just another few things to finish up, and the "Taj Mywall" (or "The Great Wall of Big Canoe") will be completed. 🙂 LOL! If you want to see the images from start to finish, you can skip all the words below and go straight to the pictures here. The before images will appear first.

      PHOTOS.APP.GOO.GL

      258 new items · Album by Steve Brueck


      This project started November 24th, so it's been almost 6 months since they started to wipe out the front yard, so it's been a long time but it's been worth it. We don't have a lot of land in front of the house to start with, so we decided we needed to make the best uses of the space that we have.


      The wall tackled several issues we had with our front bank. I was lacking parking space and getting in and out of one of the garages was difficult, especially if our 3rd vehicle was parked like we normally park it.
      The bank was pretty steep and slowly washing away, and some of the plants that were originally planted there weren't doing well, I had a concern that the edge of the road falling back down our hill. Many years ago, the POA actually built a retaining wall two doors down from us for one of the neighbors, so it was probably a matter of time before it would happen here.


      We couldn't be more pleased. The only things left to do is reseal the entire driveway (Ben is coming back to do that) so that everything is the same black and fills all the cracks and crevice's. Joy will be replacing some of the plants that we transplanted, and replacing those with some new plants, and fixing all the mulch that got messed up when they did the irrigation work. We are also added a short split rail fence on one edge of our drive so people aren't terrified of running off the drive and falling down a hill. 🙂


      We had great contractors working for us, and this is who we used:
      Ben Hopkins - 770-893-8986
      Ben Hopkins and his crews did all the demolition of the existing bank, installed the lighting, and built the walls and steps. Can't say enough good things about Ben. When we initially started, Ben had a different vision from mine, but once we were clear about what I wanted, they went to work. The wall (and project) ended up being more than anyone originally thought, but we trudged on and it turned out great. This is the tallest stacked stone wall that Ben has built. I used a lighting controller from Home Depot so that I can control the lights on the walls from my phone. 


      Joy Dyer - 478-320-9036
      Joy did the landscape design and all the landscaping. We are still making some modifications. Some of the yews that we transplanted are going to be replaced, and more mulch will be going down. The irrigation was actually done after the mulch went down, so now we have to re-cover some of that. The landscaping was the easiest part. 🙂 Joy is a Big Canoe resident.


      Cody Allen - 678-763-3302
      Cody did the irrigation and the water feature. Awesome job! At first we wanted a pondless water feature where the water would flow into a gravel pit. I didn't like the way that looked, so we turned that into a pond. We also added some height to the waterfall so it would be seen easier from the house. We used a Hunter irrigation controller for the irrigation, and I can manage the irrigation system from my phone.


      Bruce Jankowski - 706-973-9192
      Bruce has been my go to person for electrical work for years, so I had him run he power for the pump for the water feature.


      Yveto Thomas - 678-794-2672
      He goes by Thomas, but he did a great job with the wrought iron railings. Very nice guy.

      If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

      Here's a video I took a few days ago as the sun was setting. 

       

      Here are a few other pictures if you don't want to click on the link.

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    2. 12/11/23 - Update

      Ok, we back to the the present time, and all I really have to share are a few more updated pictures. The main changes were the addition of three cars, lamp post for the park, and more trees. I've also rearranged the people a little bit and added more snow. This pictures are from 2020 until present.

       

       

       

    3. Ok, final forecast... and it really only consist of temperatures, there will be no rain. Also, the air is drying out, dewpoints will be dropping in the 50's, so it's actually going to feel fairly nice.

      Tuesday

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      Wednesday

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      Thursday

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      Friday

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      Hope everyone has a great time!!!

       

    4. If changes are made, the latest changes will appears here. 
      Last Update: 01/23/23

      2016 Obsession Red Sedan

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      2017 Phantom Gray Coupe

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    5. EDIT: The room has been put on hold indefinitely due to a new adventure that we've decided to undertake.
      I finally have the as-built drawing from Shawn Byrne and the first revision of the equipment list from Adam Pelz. The as-built is 21 pages of drawings that I won't show here, but this is one of the pages.

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      Here is the equipment list for the moment. This shouldn't change very much as this point. There are miscellaneous bits and pieces like cables and other connections that will be needed, and all of that was included in the equipment list. I already have a nice rack with lots of space, so all of the rack equipment in the list below (with the "r") will fit. 

      • (1) - Seaton Sound SS2-4000-DS18 (2x4000 watts) for sub (r)
      • (2) - Seaton Sound DS212-8 Dual 12" subs
      • (2) - Wisdom Audio SA-3 Amp (500 wpc x3 channels) (r) (for Left, Center, and Right) Each speaker requires two channels of amplification)
      • (1) - Wisdom Audio SA-8 Amp (375 wpc x8 channels) (r) (for surrounds and Atmos speakers)
      • (1) - Lumagen Radiance Pro (r)
      • (1) - Trinnov Altitude 16 (r)
      • (1) - JVC NZ9 Projector
      • (1) - Stewart Filmscreen WS25138HHMG2APX acoustically transparent screen
      • (3) - Wisdom Sage Cinema Line 2 (L/C/R)
      • (8) - Wisdom Sage Cinema Point 2 V2 (surrounds and Atmos)
      • (1) - Roku Ultra Streaming device (r)
      • (1) - Reavon UBR-X200 4K Blu-Ray/SACD/DVD-Audio player (r)
      • (1) - Roon Nucleus (r) 
      • (1) - Kaleidescape Strato C player (r)
      • (1) - Kaleidescape Terra Movie Server 12 TB (r)

      Everything will be controlled by Crestron control devices and all of this will work independently from our existing Control 4 system. I will have a connection from the Trinnov to our existing Sonos system. 

      Right now the installation is scheduled for September but I think I'll be lucky if it's all working before Christmas. 

    6. NorthGeorgiaWX
      Latest Entry

      I'll try to be quiet while you sleep.... it's 3:28 am here in Atlanta, do you know where your cars are? 🙂

      There are some light showers moving into the Lincoln area right now and they may linger through the early morning hours, bu most of the day should be dry. 

       

       

      Here's the hour by hour

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      Here are the expected temperature anomalies (GFS) through the end of next week. Sun-Tue will be warm, but great after that. 

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      Annnnd the forecast. I'll tell you what... after today, you won't need me to help you with the weather. 🙂 It will be great to have a dry and relatively cool Nationals. 

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      Hope everyone has a great day!

       

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  1. NorthGeorgiaWX
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    Well... it's almost done. More than 6 months later, the project is almost over other than one semi-major detail, and a few other small ones. We are waiting on the driveway to be resealed so that it's all black again, and we're swapping out a few plants, and filling a sink hole near the top of the wall, none of which is serious. 

    Just another few things to finish up, and the "Taj Mywall" (or "The Great Wall of Big Canoe") will be completed. 🙂 LOL! If you want to see the images from start to finish, you can skip all the words below and go straight to the pictures here. The before images will appear first.

    PHOTOS.APP.GOO.GL

    258 new items · Album by Steve Brueck


    This project started November 24th, so it's been almost 6 months since they started to wipe out the front yard, so it's been a long time but it's been worth it. We don't have a lot of land in front of the house to start with, so we decided we needed to make the best uses of the space that we have.


    The wall tackled several issues we had with our front bank. I was lacking parking space and getting in and out of one of the garages was difficult, especially if our 3rd vehicle was parked like we normally park it.
    The bank was pretty steep and slowly washing away, and some of the plants that were originally planted there weren't doing well, I had a concern that the edge of the road falling back down our hill. Many years ago, the POA actually built a retaining wall two doors down from us for one of the neighbors, so it was probably a matter of time before it would happen here.


    We couldn't be more pleased. The only things left to do is reseal the entire driveway (Ben is coming back to do that) so that everything is the same black and fills all the cracks and crevice's. Joy will be replacing some of the plants that we transplanted, and replacing those with some new plants, and fixing all the mulch that got messed up when they did the irrigation work. We are also added a short split rail fence on one edge of our drive so people aren't terrified of running off the drive and falling down a hill. 🙂


    We had great contractors working for us, and this is who we used:
    Ben Hopkins - 770-893-8986
    Ben Hopkins and his crews did all the demolition of the existing bank, installed the lighting, and built the walls and steps. Can't say enough good things about Ben. When we initially started, Ben had a different vision from mine, but once we were clear about what I wanted, they went to work. The wall (and project) ended up being more than anyone originally thought, but we trudged on and it turned out great. This is the tallest stacked stone wall that Ben has built. I used a lighting controller from Home Depot so that I can control the lights on the walls from my phone. 


    Joy Dyer - 478-320-9036
    Joy did the landscape design and all the landscaping. We are still making some modifications. Some of the yews that we transplanted are going to be replaced, and more mulch will be going down. The irrigation was actually done after the mulch went down, so now we have to re-cover some of that. The landscaping was the easiest part. 🙂 Joy is a Big Canoe resident.


    Cody Allen - 678-763-3302
    Cody did the irrigation and the water feature. Awesome job! At first we wanted a pondless water feature where the water would flow into a gravel pit. I didn't like the way that looked, so we turned that into a pond. We also added some height to the waterfall so it would be seen easier from the house. We used a Hunter irrigation controller for the irrigation, and I can manage the irrigation system from my phone.


    Bruce Jankowski - 706-973-9192
    Bruce has been my go to person for electrical work for years, so I had him run he power for the pump for the water feature.


    Yveto Thomas - 678-794-2672
    He goes by Thomas, but he did a great job with the wrought iron railings. Very nice guy.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

    Here's a video I took a few days ago as the sun was setting. 

     

    Here are a few other pictures if you don't want to click on the link.

    20240514_204742.jpg

     

    20240514_204749.jpg

     

    20240514_202641.jpg

     

    20240514_181643.jpg

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  2. 12/11/23 - Update

    Ok, we back to the the present time, and all I really have to share are a few more updated pictures. The main changes were the addition of three cars, lamp post for the park, and more trees. I've also rearranged the people a little bit and added more snow. This pictures are from 2020 until present.

     

     

     

  3. Ok, final forecast... and it really only consist of temperatures, there will be no rain. Also, the air is drying out, dewpoints will be dropping in the 50's, so it's actually going to feel fairly nice.

    Tuesday

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    Wednesday

    ndfd-nebraska-t2m_f_max_last24-3958400.thumb.png.2bef9f0b2d31484cc190ac299560cd02.png

     

    Thursday

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    Friday

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    Hope everyone has a great time!!!

     

  4. If changes are made, the latest changes will appears here. 
    Last Update: 01/23/23

    2016 Obsession Red Sedan

    20221009_123056.thumb.jpg.86061ec9280e7ac56440726d5668ec88.jpg

     

    2017 Phantom Gray Coupe

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  5. EDIT: The room has been put on hold indefinitely due to a new adventure that we've decided to undertake.
    I finally have the as-built drawing from Shawn Byrne and the first revision of the equipment list from Adam Pelz. The as-built is 21 pages of drawings that I won't show here, but this is one of the pages.

    snap0677.thumb.png.885129a464506749638b33ddef73f5b4.png

     

    Here is the equipment list for the moment. This shouldn't change very much as this point. There are miscellaneous bits and pieces like cables and other connections that will be needed, and all of that was included in the equipment list. I already have a nice rack with lots of space, so all of the rack equipment in the list below (with the "r") will fit. 

    • (1) - Seaton Sound SS2-4000-DS18 (2x4000 watts) for sub (r)
    • (2) - Seaton Sound DS212-8 Dual 12" subs
    • (2) - Wisdom Audio SA-3 Amp (500 wpc x3 channels) (r) (for Left, Center, and Right) Each speaker requires two channels of amplification)
    • (1) - Wisdom Audio SA-8 Amp (375 wpc x8 channels) (r) (for surrounds and Atmos speakers)
    • (1) - Lumagen Radiance Pro (r)
    • (1) - Trinnov Altitude 16 (r)
    • (1) - JVC NZ9 Projector
    • (1) - Stewart Filmscreen WS25138HHMG2APX acoustically transparent screen
    • (3) - Wisdom Sage Cinema Line 2 (L/C/R)
    • (8) - Wisdom Sage Cinema Point 2 V2 (surrounds and Atmos)
    • (1) - Roku Ultra Streaming device (r)
    • (1) - Reavon UBR-X200 4K Blu-Ray/SACD/DVD-Audio player (r)
    • (1) - Roon Nucleus (r) 
    • (1) - Kaleidescape Strato C player (r)
    • (1) - Kaleidescape Terra Movie Server 12 TB (r)

    Everything will be controlled by Crestron control devices and all of this will work independently from our existing Control 4 system. I will have a connection from the Trinnov to our existing Sonos system. 

    Right now the installation is scheduled for September but I think I'll be lucky if it's all working before Christmas. 

  6. I'll try to be quiet while you sleep.... it's 3:28 am here in Atlanta, do you know where your cars are? 🙂

    There are some light showers moving into the Lincoln area right now and they may linger through the early morning hours, bu most of the day should be dry. 

     

     

    Here's the hour by hour

    341327531_Plotter(1).png.1dbf584dc5b8cae0eda913ba2dc93aa3.png

     

    Here are the expected temperature anomalies (GFS) through the end of next week. Sun-Tue will be warm, but great after that. 

    gfs-deterministic-central-t2m_f_anom-1567209600-1567209600-1567814400-40.thumb.gif.8eeaf25c355117f9f5acc9334a1062dd.gif

     

    Annnnd the forecast. I'll tell you what... after today, you won't need me to help you with the weather. 🙂 It will be great to have a dry and relatively cool Nationals. 

    Snap346062489.jpg.fe8018bd8b1cf5686160cc431109d4b5.jpgSnap346062490.jpg.120aa85ad8eb3ca30c1f8440fe4a6ff3.jpg

     

    Hope everyone has a great day!

     

  7. NOAA Satellite Image of Nantucket
    This was our first big adventure (and our first blog post together!) after arriving in New England. Exploring Cape Cod on Sunday was nice and scenic and the National Seashore was very awesome, but our Monday Nantucket Island trip was even better. 

    This also happened to be our first ride on the high speed ferry. Because we were staying just a few miles from Hyannis, we were close to the Hy-Line ferry terminal. Hy-Line operates a fleet of high speed ferries to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard and is the company we used for both island trips. 

    And high speed is an appropriate adjective to use as I clocked the Nantucket ride at 36 mph. This is not a little boat (158 feet) and it probably had at least 200 people on board, not to mention all of the luggage and other "freight" type baggage.  Being a guy... I was really interested in how they made this thing move so fast... and the reason is below.

    The Grey Lady IV is the newest vessel of the Hy-Line fleet. It is one of the few high speed ferries that has 3 passenger decks, and when fully loaded, can carry 493 passengers and their baggage. 

    Measuring 153.5 x 34.5 feet and a draft of approximately eight feet loaded, the vessel is powered by four Cummins QSK60-M EPA Tier 3 diesel engines, each delivering 2,200 Bhp at 1,800 rpm. Each engine propels a Hamilton HM721 water jet through a Twin Disc MG61500SC horizontally-offset gearbox. The ferry’s top speed is more than 34 knots (39 mph) with a fully-loaded deadweight of 64 metric tons.
    Sleepy passengers
    We arose early to depart at 5:12 am for the first High Speed Ferry to Nantucket. We arrived at the ferry at 5:20 am under some fog and high overcast skies and a temperature of 59º. Most of the other passengers were sleepy workers commuting to work with an early 6:10 am Monday departure time. On this ride, Amy and I paid extra to sit in the "Captain's Seats", the top level passenger deck with more room and larger forward facing seats, and the views were great. All of the pictures and videos that I took traveling to Nantucket were taken from inside the ship from these seats, and I was pretty happy with the way they turned out.  ​You can also get drinks and snacks on board during the ride.  The trip was about as smooth as it gets.  Other than the vibration from the engines there was no motion at all unless you happened to cross another ships wake. This water can get very rough and visibility can drop to nothing, so days like this are a treat. I spoke with a tour guide that travels back and forth on a regular basis and she told me about one trip where it was so foggy you couldn't see in front of you. She said they blew the horn continuously through the entire trip. They do stop the ferry if the seas get too rough, but I don't know how they determine that. 

    I have a few short videos of the ferry leaving the Hyannis Harbor and cruising across Nantucket Sound just to give you an idea of the views and the calm water. 

    As we approached the island the skies were dark from the rain clouds that had passed earlier in the morning. Here are a few pictures of those clouds as we approached Nantucket. 
    When we arrived on the island at 7:40 am, we were the life on the island! After the hustle and bustle of the ferry passengers settled, Nantucket was still asleep. It was cool, tranquil and quiet. It was so serene that the still beauty stops you in your tracks. The calm AFTER the storm feeling… PEACE that surpasses ALL understanding. It may be true that a picture is worth a thousand words and this one captured the moment perfectly.
    Our bus tour of the island wasn’t until 11:00 am so we had some time to explore a little of the town on our own. Of course, food was of interest. While scouting looking for something that was open, we walked around looking at all the cool shops and gorgeous old houses/buildings. Since it was so early, there really wasn't much open, so we headed back to this cute little place called "Provisions" that we saw after stepping off the ferry. We ate a wonderful breakfast sandwich  that was just what we needed. "The Original" consist of herbed egg frittata, cheddar, bacon and house-made tomato chipotle jam. They have all kinds of coffee as well as sweets, juices and other light food. Keep in mind, everything is more expensive on Nantucket, but with drinks we paid $19 for our breakfast. Remember... if you get to Nantucket too early... NOTHING is open, it's almost like a ghost town. This may have been one of the reasons it was so surreal. Take the 6:10 am ferry and see what I mean :-) 

    ​Once we were fed and we located the bus tour spot, we were ready for adventure. We pretty much scoured the town while Steve was able to capture some incredible images. The sun began to peep through just as the town seemed to wake up. PERFECT in every way! It actually warmed to 74 degrees later in the day. Below is a little slideshow of a few of the downtown pictures before everyone woke up. Notice that many of the buildings will have the date they were built on the front, and you'll see a few here but there are more in the link further down the page.
    Siasconset Post Office
    ​The 11:00 am tour guide was with Billy from Australia. LOL. He was AWESOME!!!!!!! I wish we had a recording! (EDIT: We found it!) Now I HAVE to return. Here are a few items I learned:

    There is a HUGE Preservation Society in charge of everything. Even 2% of real estate sales go to this establishment. Not sure of the political inclination, but if they are responsible for actually preserving this incredible island, then they are doing a mighty act. Only 12 colors can be used on exteriors and Billy spouted them off like the days of the week. The average home is $2.5 million (and I’ve always considered myself above average. HA! and Zillow sales confirm. LOOK!) and they just got squirrels. Can you believe that? Only sweet animals allowed here. I think rodents came over as stowaways. Gasoline is $4/gallon, there are NO traffic lights (Steve can put it on cruise and never stop), there has only been one murder in 150 years, one stucco house (before the conservation society), and CRANBERRY bogs galore. There are 11,000 residents year round and 60,000 during the summer. Oh, and the two hotels run $1000-$1500/night, so this sheds new light on the phrase “DON’T miss the BOAT!” You may end up sleeping on a bench!

    The history was fascinating! It embraces you and makes you a part of the island story. So much has stayed exactly the same since the island was placed on the National Historic Landmark District in 1966. It is considered the "finest surviving architectural and environmental example of a late 18th and early 19th century New England seaport town". I LOVE that.

    This is where naming your vessel began to identify the numerous shipwrecks. The island is referred to as the “Little Grey Lady of the Sea” and our ferry boat was the “Grey Lady IV.” There is a Whaling Museum with a remarkable scrimshaw collection and the quaint shops are curiously inviting. We saw the little airfield where “Wings”, the TV show, was filmed. Our stop at Sankaty Head Light and exclusive golf club was spectacular. The most amazing views and lighthouse stamped golf ball (found courtesy of Steve) were the bonus takeaways. 

    This island tour was an additional service available through Hy-Line cruises and was $25 per person. It is highly recommended by both of us in order to gain an understanding and appreciation of the total Nantucket experience . Billy’s narrated tour was truly a MUST in our schedule.

    Amy and her new lifelong friend
    The tour was about an hour and fifteen minutes, allowing us plenty of time to tour the town of Nantucket again on our own. Nantucket is the smallest of the two islands and is only about 48 square miles, so it would be real easy to navigate the island by bike. Both islands also have car rentals, so if you chose to get around and explore on your own, you have options. The video below is from the Sankaty Head Light over on the east side of the island. As you can see, there is a reason there are so many lighthouses in New England. Warm land and cold waters make for some pretty dense fog. 

    We purchased lots of goodies from several shops and also visited the Whaling Museum.  I had lots of pictures from this place and I have somehow lost them along with a few others. Hopefully I'll find them misplaced in another folder. I do have a video of an old restored clock that is on display there and I've included that video below. A little history of the clock...

    "
    In 1881, William Hadwen Starbuck presented the Town of Nantucket with an E. Howard No. 3 flatbed striking clock. Manufactured by the E. Howard Watch & Clock Co. of Boston, it was installed in the tower of the Unitarian Church and began operating on May 28, 1881. It powered the four clock faces of the south Tower and the church’s familiar bell, 52 chimes, three times a day, until 1957, when the dials were electrified.

    The Howard clock was donated by the Town to the NHA in April 1972 and was moved to the Peter Foulger Museum. It was restored in 2004–2005 to be installed in the glass-enclosed three-story stairwell of the Whaling Museum for its grand reopening in 2005, a location that displays the clock and its intricate mechanism in full view. Today, from the lobby to the museum’s rooftop belvedere, visitors can closely observe the clockworks chime the hours."

    It was afternoon and time to eat, so we went back to a location near the ferry dock and secured a lovely patio spot at The Tavern for a late lunch consisting of clam chowder (we were committed to having it every stop), roast beef sandwich, fries, and beer ($54). Yes... no seafood here, Nantucket is a little pricey and we were saving up for points north. 

    With newfound energy, we footed on, did a little more shopping, and enjoyed all that we could before leaving for Hyannis on the 4:15 pm ferry. We had planned on returning on the 5:40 pm, but by that time we were done so they let us swap.

    Finally, we have two short videos of the return trip. It was sunny but very windy and the back of the boat had lots of people on it until we got out in open waters... and then the wind and the spray chased everyone inside except for us, a couple of Hy-Line employees and this one girl. ​Every now and then she would get blasted by a COLD spray... and she never flinched. One person even came out and asked her if she was ok! :-) We talked with her after we pulled in and discovered that she had moved from Miami to just north of Boston and was here for the summer to work on Nantucket, and on this return trip she was headed back to the mainland. Amy just KNEW that she must have lost a bet. :-) Wouldn't it be great if you could somehow let these people know you have a picture of them? I wished I had gotten a video of her getting sprayed. :-)

    Both of these links are pretty explanatory, but if you'd like to see all of the Nantucket pictures, click on the first link. It seems I've probably lost about 100 pictures or so and can't find them anywhere, but the remaining pictures are located here. 
    Nantucket Pictures

    This link is to our YouTube playlist that has about 35 videos (still adding some) from the entire trip. 
    New England YouTube Playlist

    So a great day with great weather, and it just so happens that this wonderful weather will be our traveling companion over  the following 9 days. We were both  blown away by the beauty and charm of the old seaside port and the staggering amount of documented history. It's amazing and not uncommon to see building's from the 1700's that are meticulously maintained and still in use today. The fact that the brick and cobblestone roads and sidewalks have withstood the wind and weather and 300 years of use is amazing. Overall, our island trip was surreal and exceeded our every expectation (as each day has so far). I came as a visitor and left as a faithful friend, and this visit would be tough to beat.  But what we didn't know was that the next few days would end up being even better. :-) 

    Leaving Nantucket Harbor
    Entering Hyannis Harbor
    Ferry and Island Tour Cost
    Nantucket Climate

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