Brett and I celebrated July 4th with Carey. The three of us had a lazy morning followed by a trip to the beach and authentic Rhode Island food – clam cakes and quahogs with Del’s Lemonade. It was a very lovely day – both because it was not too hot and because it was not raining for once. We had a picnic with food from Iggy’s and then laid on the beach and soaked up some sun. It was peaceful and relaxing.
We rounded out the Fourth with fireworks, though not in person. We watched the fireworks from Washington DC on television. Carey typically attends those in person as she lives in DC but we happy to have her with us this year. We also watched New York City’s fireworks and Boston’s. Brett and I really enjoyed going to Boston’s fireworks and concert festivities during our years in the city but were quite content to watch them from Rhode Island this year.
It was a relaxing Fourth of July and we were so excited to spend it in Rhode Island with Carey!
Rhode Island is a small and peculiar state – the state still celebrates Victory over Japan Day, for pete’s sake. The state of Rhode Island is approximately the size of the Indianapolis metropolitan area; and, yet so many times I have heard people say that if they are traveling across the state that they should bring an overnight bag – it only takes 45 minutes. The state may have its quirks but it is a fun state and I love visiting.