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Memorial Day Weekend – 2012 (Jamestown, RI)

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Well, we didn’t get through my entire list of things I wanted to do in Jamestown this weekend but got through a majority. (golfing, relaxing on the rocks at Beavertail, iced coffees at Slice of Heaven, a trip on the boat, a nice run to the beach, espresso martini’s at Simpatico, a trip to Jamestown Fish, BBQ with friends, island parade, got to meet little Colten – also managed to get a nice tan!)

On Sat we got on the island around 10am . . . went to the house and saw that it was in no condition to stay at.  Then headed to Beavertail to relax, catch some rays on the rocks and come up with Plan B.

Cristina and Jim were nice enough to let us call their guest room our home for the weekend (which was actually Plan A but we were hoping that Plan B, of staying at the house, would work out) . . . which meant a lot of time with this little model, Sienna. This is probably the only time that she wasn’t moving.  Most of my pictures of her are blurred because she’s constantly in motion.

Chet had a blast swimming in the kiddie pool with Oliver . . .

and chasing him around the yard (they literally did this for HOURS – he hasn’t moved since getting home).

The entire island was covered in rhododendrons and irises (deep purple, yellow and I even saw a sherbet orange colored one).  This is a rhododendron from Cristina and Jim’s yard.

I got some quality time with the girls at the Deck in Newport. (me, Cristina, Julie, Morgan)

We caught up over seared tuna and lobster mac and cheese (that was to DIE for – it had artichokes and spinach in it as well).

Jamestown had their annual Memorial Day parade down the main street on Monday.  If you are 5 minutes late (which we were) you miss it entirely, but can meet up with everyone near the harbor for their annual ceremony and dedication.

This picture was taken after it was over, obviously :). 

We helped Matt and Jim with their boats (painting the bottoms, cleaning, etc) and were able to get out on Jim’s boat for a little on Monday before we headed home.

Summer is officially here – can’t wait to get back up there in a few weeks!

Written by bevanddara

May 29, 2012 at 3:41 pm

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