Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nantucket. Part 2

Before we get to the knitting (because, as I said, there has been knitting), here is more Nantucket. The first couple of days were cool and foggy, a lovely spooky atmosphere. We still managed to walk around the beach barefoot. Then again... maybe that barefoot beach walking in the cold is part of the reason I'm currently on antibiotics.


The town of Nantucket is very pretty, I love the narrow streets, cobblestones, and cozy atmosphere. Words like "quaint" and "charming" come to mind.


The thing about Nantucket real estate, though... it's very expensive. I mean, extremely. You're looking at multi-million dollar cottages here. I'm not kidding. Now, they're very nice, but... that's a lot of money. We saw a shack, a converted garage, more or less... and you can get it for an affordable 1.4 million. Cool, huh? Maybe next year...


So my Nantucket real estate dreams are not going to amount to much. But if I could, I'd buy a house like this one. It's an inn, not a private residence, but doesn't it look wonderfully Victorian and spooky? I love it and want one.


Lastly, I have to show you a picture of this garbage truck. It has two remarkable things about it. One, it's incredibly clean. It's the cleanest freaking garbage truck me or Mr. Batty had ever seen. But the most remarkable thing about it is the sigh in the front. It actually says... wait for it... Optimus Prime. How awesome is that?


I'm still wondering what a garbage truck transformer would look like.

8 comments:

craftingabetterlife said...

Nantucket looks so quaint--you've encouraged me to visit! If you like the architecture, though, then Salem is a muchspookier, and affordable, neighborhood. I've lurked the real estate there before, and it's within grasp! And, you know...haunted.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Hope you're getting better.

ZantiMissKnit said...

I would love that Victorian house as well. *sigh* But not right now, of course.

It sounds like you had a nice, relaxing week, despite not feeling well and it being a bit over cast. I hope you feel better!

Kate said...

It is so quaint and quiet. We've been other places where it's amazing how expensive the real estate is.

Hope you feel better soon.

Elizabeth Green Musselman said...

That truck is hilarious. Makes you want to go on the rounds with those guys.

fleegle said...

I lived in New England for years and years...it's cute, quaint, interesting, and the who darned place is impossible to heat in the winter.

As for Intwined, I have no idea if it runs on a Mac. Most of us run on pavement, anyway. What's a Mac? Optimus Prime roadways?

Julies knitting corner said...

Aww, I am sorry you have not been too good, I do hope things are improving. These pictures are lovely, and yes that big Victorian house dose look spooky. Best wishes Julie.C

weezalana said...

I can TOTALLY see you in a house like that. Maybe in darker, spookier colors, though. ;)

Hope you're feeling better!