One of the perks of writing a blog is having a reference guide to your life's activities. I was trying to remember when an event happened and I fell down the rabbit hole of my own blog. Reading old posts one after another and I couldn't stop. All the pictures from my Newport days bring back so many fun memories. It is hard to imagine living there for a whole summer like I did in 2008, the summer of my life!
Usually before the summer kicked in, my roommates from Newport who all live in Boston, would go to Nantucket for Figawi-Memorial Day weekend. My first time was 2006 and I fell in love with Nantucket. It is so different than Newport, although a lot harder to get to. Through the years, our Newport rentals dwindled but the Nantucket plans never did. We usually made a plan to get there some time in the summer. One of my Miami friends had a house that she lent to me several times so that made going much easier. On the way home, I stopped in Providence to visit Brooke and her family and made her go to Newport at least for the day. That has been my plan for the last 3 years..one day in Newport. It's hard to believe that's it!
This year, same deal. We rented a house on Nantucket the first week of August. No shows or pop ups for me, just a relaxing vacation on the prettiest island around. I am so excited to get there, this time with one of my Miami BFFs there at the same time. I will be in Newport on Tuesday, August 8th. Can't wait to check out all my favorite places.
So, I feel like I have been cheating on Newport with my beloved Nantucket. A few years ago, I got a comment on this blog asking why I call it Summer in Newport when I am hardly there and have very little Newport content. It caught me off guard to say the least, but I am all about authenticity and this blog was started in 2007 when I first went to Newport as a way to stay in touch. Little did I know I would still be typing about my life 10 years later! I secured this domain for another 5 years a month ago, so it is here to stay.
Hope you are all having a nice summer!!!!