Sunday, August 17, 2008
Week 1-Block Island
Block Island is an island off of Rhode Island in between the Block Island Sound and the Atlantic. G's sister has a house on the island and lets the family use it for a week for free and then G and another of her sisters rent it for an additional week. We stayed for a total of 16 days.
This island is a very beautiful place with something awe-invoking to look at around every turn. I can imagine it being a very peaceful place for G & S... especially since they have me there to work for them 24/7 while we were there. In the time we were there, we did several fun activities, and had a blast, but at the end of every day, I just wanted some me time.. which wasn't really an option, so I became tired and grouchy by the end of the second week.
Let me focus on sharing about the fun things that we got to do during week one.
The cottage is right off of the beach, about a minute walk, so every morning we would take the dogs (Kati and G's sister's dog Nala) to the beach for a romp in the sand with all the other doggie visitors. Of course the kido's had to join us too, so it was just craziness, and fun! Everyday we pretty much enjoyed the same activities, beach time in the morning for the dogs to run, then back up for breakfast and to change, then packing lunch for more beach time in the afternoon, where we can play in the waves, build sandcastles, chase children and dogs trying to get them to stay in our little area. Going in the water carrying little dan and then holding little ann's hand. We were on the Atlantic ocean side of the island, so we had to be extra careful in the water bc of the undercurrent.
One afternoon, G dropped off Little dan and I at a playground for 2 hours, another night we all went to go see the movie "Get Smart", then that friday was the 4th of July Parade, which was very cute, followed by a nice lunch at a restaurant called the Oar and then a fireworks display in the evening. And that was pretty much it for week one!