Our 8th Annual trip to Block Island was different this year in that we rented a house instead of being on the boat (since it wasn't put in the water at all this season). We were pleasantly surprised at how great the house was and the eight of us agreed that, although the boat has its adventure and charm, the house was much better suited for eight adults, especially when we were house-bound for three days.
The weather was wild! When we arrived on Saturday, we were able to get a couple hours on the beach before the clouds started rolling in. Then for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we were right in the middle of hurricane-like conditions...rain and constant wind day and night, temps in the 60's. So bad in fact, that all the ferries to and from the island were cancelled. The grocery store ran out of milk, bread and, worst of all...Double Stuffed Oreos (most devastating for C2).
Shaun is not a big beach person, so the weather actually worked out fine for us. We got to read, nap, play on the computer, prepare for Fantasy Football draft, snuggle, play cards. All this without guilt and interruption....what more could you ask for out of a vacation?
Shaun and I walked down to the beach in the drizzle and took advantage of the deserted beach and killer waves. The next day when we went back there was a "no swimming" flag posted.
I'm smiling here because I made it out after getting tossed pretty good. :)
Computer time, albeit a slow connection.
Strategizing for fantasy football.
The really, really nice shower where I spent lots of time at least once a day.
Random shot while working through the owner's manual for my camera.
Watching HGTV and playing with the camera
Wednesday gave us a few hours of early morning sun.
We went out to celebrate Karen and Colombo's anniversary and enjoyed a yummy dinner outside.
One of our favorite traditions each year...
The nearly full moon emerging...
For I am the LORD your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar— the
LORD Almighty is his name.