Friday, July 28, 2017

The Fourth of July - Block Island Style

We spent the week of the Fourth of July on Block Island.  

Hooray for small town Fourth of July celebrations!

July 4th is a busy day on the island.  Thousands of day trippers crowd the morning ferries, the bars, the beaches and the streets.  The good news is that all these extra people are great for the local economy AND we live pretty far away from town so if we don't want to deal with the crowds and the drunks, we don't have to!  

But we aren't complete hermits - we do like to go to the parade and the fireworks (and last year we stopped by the hotdog eating contest but we left pretty early on.  Watching people stuff hot dogs into their mouths is not as entertaining as you'd think.  

We like to get to the parade a little early to get a good seat in the front.  This year, our party included Henry's friend Nick.

And now I'm completely out of order because the parade was on July 4th but the fireworks were actually held the Sunday before and yet that's not how I uploaded my photos.  Oh well!

Block Island does a great job with their fireworks.  Everyone gathers on the town beach and exactly as the sky is getting dark, the firework display begins.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Our First Trip To Block Island 2017

After 8th grade graduation, we left for a weekend on Block Island.  I'm calling it our first trip of the summer, but it's actually not.  Josie and I went to the island to open up the house in May, but since it basically rained the entire weekend, we are going to declare a do-over.

We brought Georgia's friend Caroline.

And we enjoyed a very relaxing couple of days.  It's been a couple of weeks since then and I will admit I don't remember what we did.  I imagine we went to the beach and I would imagine there were bike rides and trips into town.

We played badminton with the new set we received as a gift from Gordy's parents.  It was a huge hit.

We left on Sunday so it was a short trip.  Georgia and Caroline had two more days of school.  But stop by soon, because my next post will be about the Fourth of July.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Georgia's Last Day of School

After graduation ended, Georgia had two more days of school.  It was a long, long school year.

On Monday, Georgia joined her eighth grade class at Canoe Lake Park in New Hampshire.  Josie and I had a free day, so we went, too - and tried to stay out of way of our town's eighth graders.  

Tuesday was the official last day, so I took Georgia's photo before she left for school.

Last Day of school above, First Day of School below:

Happy Summer!

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