Many things can happen in five years, but the fact that Dan has always been a constant in my life is definitely something worth celebrating! We celebrated our fifth year together by spending the weekend at my favorite place to date, Block Island!
Settling into Aunt Susie’s House
Luckily, Dan has an aunt who spends her summers on Block Island, so we always have a place to stay when we visit. Aunt Susie has a lovely home with beautiful hydrangeas in front!
On my first visit to Block Island, I bought this ADORABLE seagull ornament. Oddly, it has been one of my favorite purchases of all time! So this year, I adopted another for my collection, totaling 4 seagulls now. Quadruple the happiness!
Usually we’ll consult with a map to plan our bike route for the day. Most coastal towns in New England offer these quirky, illustrated maps which I love to collect!
My favorite trinket again. Seagulls have a bad reputation but I’m willing to look past that. Watching seagulls at the beach is one of my favorite past times!
We love venturing down at the Mohegan Bluffs, although we never stay long enough to sunbathe or swim, since there are so many rocks around! This day at the Bluffs in particular was foggy.
My favorite of the two lighthouses on Block Island is the Southeast Light. Tours are inexpensive, if you’re interested in scaling the top, but honestly, I’m just as happy looking from the outside.
Sometimes I catch myself staring at my feet, so I try to remember to look up from time to time!
Abram’s Animal Farm
Goodbye Block Island!
We had so much fun and definitely recommend Block Island for beach lovers or those who want to experience New England at its finest!
Unfortunately, we didn’t document us exchanging anniversary gifts, kayaking on the Great Salt Pond during sunset, or playing in the waves on Crescent Beach. But no worries because we will be back on Block Island next summer to make more memories! A big thanks to Aunt Susie for being such a lovely and welcoming host, as always.
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