Friday, August 14, 2009

Block Island, Rhode Island

This past Wed. my hubby, two boys and I spent the day riding bikes on Block Island, R.I. For those who don't know, it is a very small island about 13 miles off of the coast of R.I. We took the high speed ferry so it's a quick trip. It was an overcast day which was great for bike riding but not so great for photos! The island has so many old buildings and hotels. One of the coolest things as you ride the road that goes around the whole island, is all of the old stone walls, still in great shape, all over. Years ago people farmed and divided their fields and pastures with these walls. I didn't get a photo of them but I have a few others to share:
Very inviting seating as we started our ride! I LOVE pink!!
A funny sign at one of the docks.
Almost all of the houses are are naturally weathered shingles. They can paint the trim and doors any color. This one had green trim and beautiful flowers. The hydrangeas grow like mad out there in all shades.
I love the look of this house with the turquoise door
This is a new house being built with new, unweathered shingles
We stopped on one of the lookout spots on a cliff. The beach below is filled with people. They had to walk down a very long stairway, which you can see part of in the photo below, to get there.

This is my youngest on the stairway and no, he did not walk the whole thing. The bike riding was hard enough!
LOVE this cute little house. It sits on a curve right across from the ocean.
Relaxing on the beach before taking the ferry home.
Great day ... good food ... but I really felt the 8 mile plus bike ride (I'm not one to exercise too much!)
Thanks for visiting ...


Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks like a great day Jennifer! We've always wanted to
go there. Are you going to the NY show this weekend? I'll be there on Sunday. Maybe I'll see you there! Enjoy the weekend.

Elyse said...

good for you for bike riding!

we took the boys to BI last summer. very fun. we did LOTS of walking. also had probably the best chowder i've ever had.

so fun to see your pics!


Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing. Connie

thatsgraphic said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a day. Must be an interesting process building a house on the island? Lots of trucks with materials coming over on the ferry I guess? Annette

Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a fun day! I'm drooling over that little white house! I want to move in!
bunny hugs,