I have a ton of pictures so like always, I'll split my vacation into a few recaps. As usual, this is mostly for my own sake so I can remember everything we did, but I hope that some of you enjoy reading about it.
Just an FYI - there were a lot of people there so here is the general breakdown:
Chris and me
Kathy - Chris' sister
Jeff & Danny - Chris and Kathy's parents; our hosts for the week
Uncle Jeff & Katy - Danny's brother and his wife (this is Chris' uncle, so I stated that just to clarify between Dad Jeff and Uncle Jeff...confused???)
Jeanie & Al - Danny's niece (Uncle Jeff's daughter) and her husband
Mishi, AJ, Ana, Evy, and Lizzie - Jeanie and Al's kids
Rocky - Jeff & Danny's family dog
Soldier - Jeanie and Al's family dog
We arrived early and C's parents picked us up from the airport. Most of the family had arrived a couple of days earlier so we chatted with everyone for a few minutes, but we were all so tired and had to take a nap. We woke up in time for Happy Hour on the back deck (a regular occurrence every day at 5 pm!) and I handed out the goodie bags I had made. Everyone really enjoyed them so the effort was well worth it. C's dad, Jeff, made delicious pulled pork for dinner! It was so good!
Lizzie with her watermelon cookie.
Al, Uncle Jeff, and Kathy with Soldier
Uncle Jeff & Katy arrived a little later than us
Mishi, me, Chris, and Evy
After breakfast at the house, we headed over to the Cliff Walk to enjoy the views. We also went into Newport and walked around for a bit before heading back home for Happy Hour and a homemade spaghetti dinner (SOOOOOO yummy!).
Chris and I went to breakfast with Danny, Katy, Uncle Jeff, and Jeanie. Afterwards, we headed over to the private airport because Jeff (dad!) had offered to take me up in his plane to see the island. It was so fun! We also watched a bunch of skydivers jumping and are thinking about doing it next year. After that, Chris and I went back to Newport to check out the shopping on Thames St and we met up with the family a little while later for polo. I had never been before but it was a lot of fun watching the USA play Kenya (btw, we lost). Afterwards, we had family time on the porch and watched a movie.
(L) Danny, Katy, and Jeff; (R) Chris and me