Block Island Weekend: Holy Cross-Linking!

I am seriously behind on blog posts--so this is in regards to last weekend, on Block Island. Sarah is one of three godparents to the child of her dear friends M&E (down in Attleboro). Ugh... that's one convoluted sentence... let me know if I should diagram that out. So they had a godparents get-together weekend on Block Island, where E's family owns a cottage.

The reason why this post is link-a-riffic is because other folks have already blogged about it--both the parents, and one of the godparents. So it feels like my posting about it is mostly superfluous on the scale of things. But a few items I wanted to mention....

First, this was the first time I've ever been to Block Island--it's a touristy-resorty island off of RI... classic New England island, similar in character to places like Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Complete with simmering conflict between year round residents and vacation cottage owners. ;)

On the 1-hour ferry ride over, Sarah pointed out that the new iPhone OS links the GPS tags of photos with Google Maps. And apparently, she was getting 3G reception all the way over:

Pretty cool. We got in to Block Island around sunset on Friday--what a neat view.

But the weekend was not intended for just lounging about! The house was recently built, and being prepped for the first summer renters.

So all of us were put to work--puting up blinds, painting, and two engineers attempting to diagnose an icemarker. Fruitlessly, sadly.

(BTW--previous two photos c/o the other two blogs.]

But that's not to say it was all work! We also cooked together, a killer funny game of Uno, lounged about looking at the water...

...and got a tour of Block Island the next day (including two lighthouses):

The one here has a cool story--they moved the entire 1870s era birck structure 300 feet back from the edge of the cliff, which was eroding away.

Anyway, a wonderful weekend--many thanks to M&E for their hospitality!


At 8:23 AM, Blogger mummabear said...

Glad to have you! Next time, there will be less work and more relaxing, promise.

btw, can I put your blog on my blogroll?

At 8:38 AM, Blogger Bats said...

btw, can I put your blog on my blogroll?

Of course you can! That would be great!


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