Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The Most Special Puzzle

 Anybody who has been reading this blog for years knows that my mom's most favorite place in the whole wide world is Nantucket.   

After she finished the historic Massachusetts puzzle, she wondered if there was a historical Nantucket puzzle and there was!

The only furkids that ever went to Nantucket were Maggie and Mitch.  I have never been there but I remain hopeful.

The trip from home to the ferry in Hyannis was 3 hours and they always took the early ferry, which was a two and a half hour ride to Nantucket.    Maggie's first trip to Nantucket happened on her second birthday.  That year, the Jared Coffin House allowed dogs to be in the rooms with their peeps and Maggie got to climb the carpeted staircase to their room on the second floor.  

They only stayed at Jared Coffin House for one night and the next morning, they headed to the house they would enjoy for an entire week while they were on the Island.

  They couldn't wait to settle in.
Mitch had just learned to climb stairs and he loved it on the second floor of the house.  
Once they got settled, they headed into town~
Tooling around town was always great fun~
Shopping was the best!
After town, the peeps headed to the beach and passed the Old Mill on the way. Maggie's first year on the Island, pups were allowed on the beaches with their peeps and Maggie loved digging in the sand on Cisco beach
After a couple of hours on the beach, they packed up the chairs and umbrella and headed home to pick up Maggie and Mitch and head to  Something Natural. They made the bestest sandwiches on their own homemade bread.  This photo is one of mom's favorites of Maggie and Mitch.  They're waiting happily and patiently for their potato chip.

There was ice cream - every single night!
And all too soon, it was time to pack up and head for home.

There were lots of smiles and tears as mom worked this puzzle.   The memories are forever♥

I sure hope that one day, I'll get to spend time on Nantucket too.

 Love ya lots♥



  1. Hari Om
    What a wonderfurs wander down memory lane that was for you mum - the puzzle looks fab fun and I hope for you, Molly, that you do indeed get to feel the sands of Nantucket between your toesies!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. OMDs Molly and Mom
    How so very very much I enjoyed and smiled thru this post. I don't think I ever saw these photos first time. The puzzle is amazing your mom obviously has a great ability to concentrate to have assemble such a intricate and beautiful puzzle of historic Massachusetts. Nantucket has such a magical sound to it. I've never been and I too hope you can visit there too Molly to put your paws where the fabulous duo of Mitch and Maggie walked.
    Hugs and bravo for this beautiful post

  3. We've never been there but we think we'd really enjoy it. Mom says she'd like to spend the whole summer there. Not likely, but she can dream.

  4. We sure hope you get to Nantucket one day Molly. It looks fabulous. And the picture of Maggie and Mitch smiling while waiting patiently for their potato chip is just priceless.

  5. Oh, my gosh did I enjoy this post! I have longed to go to Nantucket my entire life.

  6. What a wonderful stroll down memory lane. I can see why mom got teary eyed. I would have too. Such precious memories.

    Perhaps mom will take you, Miss Molly.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. ♥

  7. Oh, what sweet, lovely memories! I've never been there, but it looks beautiful and I can see why your Mom loves it so much. I hope you get to go and make new special memories with her someday, Molly. ♥

  8. Walking in the footsteps of Maggie & Mitch would be a dream come true for you, I'm sure. Keep naggin' Mom, maybe she'll come to her senses & just make that trip with you!!

    Loved seeing the photo album.

  9. What an amazing place! It was nice to see Mitch and Maggie too!

  10. OMD, I looooooves seein' these old pics!! It's funny how Maggie sits just like me! Ma calls it my 'sloppy sit', butts I just call it comfy.
    I hopes, maybe someday, you can take the trip too! 🤗
    Ruby ♥

  11. What fabulous pictures and great memories of two wonderful Airedales. Thank you for sharing them with us and we hope you are able to go Molly one day with your Mom. It looks a wonderful place to visit and will definitely be on our list to go if we ever are able to fly international again! We loved the last picture especially. Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx

  12. Aah, so good to see the Angels. Can you believe our Mom lived in Massachusetts for 37 years and in Connecticut for 9 years and never made it to Nantucket. She did spend a lot of summer vacation time on Cape Cod but never got to the island. Thanks for sharing, and the puzzle is beautiful.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. Well,that is definitely the perfect puzzle for your mom. Hope you get to go there one day too.

  14. What wonderful memories of a great vacation.

  15. Mommy loved Nantucket but hasn't been there in years. She went when her first husband had a boat. The water out that was is no joke. People in MA usually go to Martha's Vineyard since it is a lot closer. Thank you for sharing your memories.

  16. oooh that was a wonderful memory and a wonderful place... and we hope you can go to nantucket too and you can see all that great things there with using the fab airdale tour guide from your blog ;O)

  17. Lulu: "What great memories triggered by that puzzle. And what a trip! Ice cream every night?! Where do I sign up for that?"

  18. We just love seeing the wonderful stroll down memory lane of a great vacation. It looked like so much fun. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Have a great rest of your day.
    World of Animals Rittenhouse