Yesterday was Stroll on Nantucket, the last really big weekend for tourists before things quiet down for the winter. Last year, Nora napped through most of the day and only woke up in just enough time for me to force her to sit on Santa’s lap — something she was not thrilled about — so this year was really our first Stroll experience. I had intended to write a long post today to update on my thoughts regarding Christmas and how they changed or stayed the same from last year, but right now I think I’m just ready for bed, so this post is going to be more pictures than words. I figure that’s okay because of how lengthy my posts were at the end of last week. (Is anyone going through Nora withdrawal?)
So, without furthur ado, here’s our Stroll 2011 in (mostly) pictures:
This was as close as we got to Santa. We aren’t pushing the down-the-chimney-to-give-toys idea and, anyway, there was no way she would have enjoyed sitting on a strange man’s lap. To be honest, Nora was much more interested in the horse than Santa.
So we watched him get in his carriage and skipped the (more than a block long) line to sit on his lap, instead wandering through town and marveling at the scenery at our own pace.
just staring and taking it all in, very serious…at least, that’s what she looked like when she didn’t look like this: