Monday, July 16, 2012

Vacation Photos

Hi friends! I've been gone longer than I expected! Chris and I have been really busy the last couple of months and blogging hasn't been at the top of my list of priorities. But I'm back now to share pictures from our recent trip to Rhode Island for Chris' annual family reunion (see 2011 recaps here). We had a really great time, especially since we were able to arrive a couple of days ahead of the rest of the family to spend quality time with Chris' parents, Jeff and Danny.

We went to see the qualifying rounds for America's Cup, which was being held at Fort Adams in Newport. It was a beautiful and breezy day, perfect for sitting by the water and watching the catamarans race around the harbor.

That night, we had fresh lobster for dinner! It was my first experience eating an actual whole lobster and it was SOOOOOOO good! Jeff grilled them and man, they came out perfectly!

Chris and his dad usually take one day to go shotgun shooting up in the "country" part of Rhode Island. They decided it would be fun to take me. I'm not so sure I would agree, but I did end up having a lot of fun and I didn't accidentally shoot anyone so that's a plus. I only hit 2 clays all day, but one was really hard and neither Chris or his dad hit that (and they're really good!). They were pretty impressed!

Then the rest of the family arrived! From then on it was a full house, and we had a good time with everyone. One day we had breakfast at Sweet Berry Farm, we went to Little Compton for a picnic, we went to a collegiate baseball game (that was so much fun!), watched an awesome polo game, and we did a lot of sitting/relaxing/talking on the back porch. I think that's what everyone enjoys most!!

One day, Chris and I walked along Cliff Walk and it was so pretty. I've never lived near water, but I can see why people would want to. It's just so gorgeous.

Chris, AJ, and I drove to Patriot Place to visit the Patriots Museum and have lunch. We really didn't know what to expect, but it was AWESOME. I may or may not have pushed a kid over in order to get to Tom Brady's uniform...(just kidding, I wouldn't do that.)

July 4th was a fun day. We played a lot of Bocce and had a yummy dinner of hamburgers and hot dogs. Lizzie was so cute in her holiday attire!

The day before we left, a bunch of us went to Cape Cod to go bike riding. Once again, it was perfect weather and we had a great time. We had a nice lunch on the water and spent a little time shopping in Falmouth.

We had such a fun time and were really sad to leave! I guess there is always next year to look forward to!

PS - I realize that I wore the same gray shirt A LOT (and in black) over the course of this vacation. Best shirt I've ever bought and I now have 6 of the colors. They fit great, don't shrink too much in the dryer, and go with everything! And they're only $8 (but online they are $6!). I highly recommend this shirt!!