We concluded our summer travel schedule last week after spending a week in Rhode Island. We decided to drive so we could take Tater. It works out well because Ed’s parents live in Pennsylvania, which turns out to be a great half way stop for us. They are good sports and usually cook us dinner, let us sleep, and then we’re off in the morning.
Tater was a TROOPER with all of the traveling, and sleeping in different houses. She has the gig pretty good because she has the back of Ed’s truck bed to stretch out and sleep while we drive. Sometimes she comes and sits on the center console and pretends she’s human.
We got to Rhode Island last Wednesday night. On Thursday, we just lounged around since we were tired from all the traveling. I loved having coffee outside on the deck, swimming, and just reading and relaxing by the pool.
We decided to go blueberry picking later that day!
On Friday, we drove up to Boston for the Red Sox game. My sister and her boyfriend “dog sat” Tater during the game so we could take her to New Hampshire after.
We got our traditional sweet italian sausages at Fenway, “all the way.” This is something my dad and I have done since I was little – we always get them at the same place. They are delicious!
We had great seats for the game, but left a little early so we could try to get to NH before midnight. My grandmother lives up in NH so I wanted to see her, and she has been dying to meet Tater. We arrived pretty late on Friday night and spent most of the day Saturday. My aunt and uncle were throwing a surprise 30th birthday party for my cousin so we were able to surprise him and mingle for a bit before driving back to Rhode Island.
We spent a lot of time with my parents the rest of the week. I love running in Rhode Island so we obviously got some good runs in. There was so much less humidity than in North Carolina, which was a blessing.
Some other highlights..
Donuts at PVDonuts
Blueberry Muffin, Oreo, Strawberry Poptart, and Coffee Milk (that’s a Rhode Island thing).
Dinner at the Boat House
Rhode Island has so many al fresco dining options but this is one of my favorites. We ordered seafood, of course! Scallops for me and fish tacos for Ed.
Finding this local produce stand
We found it on the side of the road in Little Compton, RI. It was soo cute.
This was a fun activity that my mom found in Portsmouth, RI. It’s so fun! You “bike” on an old railroad track – you can do tandems or foursome’s, so it was neat to all be on the same bike. It was beautiful scenery too. That’s the Mt. Hope bridge in the background.
Nights with friends
I was finally able to meet this little lady. My best friends from high school all still live in Rhode Island, so it’s a yearly ritual to do a get together at one of our houses. We cooked out and caught up.
RI has some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.
A Day Excursion to Jamestown, RI
We got lunch, walked around, and explored the Beavertail Lighthouse. Despite being from Rhode Island, there’s still many things I’ve never done or seen. I love trying to accomplish little by little each time I go home.
For both Tater and me. Tater turned 1! We found these Frosty Paw Treats, like ice cream for dogs!
There was also lots of sleeping in, pizza and netflix nights, and overall relaxing. I’m feeling so refreshed and ready to be back at work. On Sunday, I meal prepped like a boss (you can scroll down to see my Facebook live video), unpacked and settled back into our wonderful home in NC.
I’ll be back Wednesday with a Wellness Wednesday post!
Do you guys feel refreshed after visiting home?
What do you like to do when you visit home?