Tuesday, May 29, 2012

East Coast Bound

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SURPRISE - I am driving to Rhode Island as we speak!

I am just a surprised as you all. My dad called me out of the blue Saturday night to see if I wanted to go to Rhode Island this week, and well... we are on our way and should be there early Wednesday morning. My dad and I are currently in the process of finding jobs so we figured we should take advantage of the last bit of free time we might have for awhile. My grandpa hasn't been feeling well so it will be good to see him and the rest of the family. You have to make most of the time you are given with loved ones and I am so thankful to be able to make this trip :]

Vacation Plans:
1. See as many family members and friends as possible.
2. Go to the beach - multiple times. I swear - Narragansett beach is the prettiest beach I have ever been to.
3. Maybe get teeny tan - gasp!
4. Eat clam cakes until I pop.
5. Followed by an Awful Awful from Newport Creamery.
6. Lobster(?)
7. Enjoy the scenery and take as many photos as possible.

I am beyond excited. I only lived in Rhode Island until I was 7, but it has always felt like home to me. It helps that my entire extended family (practically - we will also be headed to Connecticut on this trip) lives there, but I swear it is one of the prettiest places on the planet. The beautiful beaches, rolling hills, cute fishermen towns *sighhh. I really need to end up on the East Coast one day. If you ever get a chance - head to the smallest State in the U.S.!

If you want to follow my adventure feel free to follow me on Instagram. I will probably be updating that more frequently than the blog. I am not sure what my internet status will be at my grandma's.

I miss you all already. I will post as soon as possible :]

P.S. I guest posted on The Charley Girl's blog, please check it out if you have the time. I was so excited to have the opportunity to guest post for her while she is away at Sasquatch.

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41 comments:

  1. Your vacation plans sound really fun. I'm always tempted to try and make a list of things I want to do and achieve over the summer but I know I never stick to it!

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    1. Thanks! It can be tough, I am the same way. I love making lists but have a hard time completing them all. I hope to get all my vacay plans done though :]

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  2. how fun! i hope you have a great trip! it's super hot here on the east coast so be ready ;)

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    1. :] Thank you so much...and for the warning! Yikes.

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  3. I agree, you have to spend the time you can with the ones you love. I'm glad you can do that and have a little R&R too! The beach plus seafood sounds wonderful! Have fun!

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    1. :]
      Thank you. I can't wait to see all my family! Aaaand the ocean is a plus, haha.

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  4. That sounds like such an exciting adventure! I just started following you on Instagram :)

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  5. I heard Rhode Island is beautiful. What an great spur of the moment trip, trips like those are usually the best kinds. Have fun!!

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    1. It is :]
      I can't wait to get it started. It keeps being delayed. We should be really leaving in an hour or so.

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  6. I loved all the links of the things you'll be doing! That beach is very pretty. It's nice to have a place like that to run off to. We visit my mother-in-law in Wilmington, NC and always get to play on Wrightsville Beach when we're there. It's soooo pretty, too.
    And um, that milkshake place looks anything but awful! :) I can't wait to see the 'real time' posts on IG.
    Going to your guest blog post now...

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    1. Thanks. I felt the need to show them off to better explain what they are. Nice!! I love going to the beach. I hate being trapped in the middle of the U.S.

      Haha. They are called Awful, Awfuls because they are Awfully good or something.

      :] Thank you!

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  7. I am in love with that first photo. I hope you had a awesome trip!!

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  8. Oh it looks gorgeous over there!
    And you're absolutely right. Best to make the most of moments when we have them. Before you know it you'll be working again and longing for time off. I'm kinda going through the same thing right now!

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    1. It is so pretty!

      :] I hope you find some thing wonderful to do with your free time.

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  9. Love the pics! I'm totally jealous! I'd kill for a mini vacay. I love the east coast. I grew up in Indiana, so that's where we always headed & my dad is from Conn. very pretty area.

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    1. :] Connecticut is so pretty. Those must have been fun vacations.

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  10. I have never been to Rhode Island (always wanted to) so I am definitely going to be stalking your IG more than normal.

    I hope you have the most amazing time with your father (what a sweet little trip) and visiting your family.

    Be safe and I can't wait to see the photos!

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    1. :] I will try to take a ton of good pics!

      Thank you so much :]

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  11. Those pictures look beautiful! Hope you enjoy your little break :)

    Don't know how I didn't notice you were on Instagram until now?? Insanity

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Haha. Following you back :]

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  12. Have an amazing time in Rhode Island! If you drive through Virginia on the way back give me a shout! And eat plenty of clam cakes for me...yummmmm.
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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    1. Thank you so much. Haha, I will be sure to if I do :]

      I am so glad you know what a clam cake is. They are soooo good!

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  13. Sweet! Enjoy your your time in Rhode Island visiting your grandparents!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  14. I never knew that Rhode Island was such a dream! Now I must add Rhode Island to my list of places to visit. I'm very partial to New England myself, I always just feel so at home whenever I'm there. The farthest North I've been is I think Massachusetts, I want to go back though! I loove it there. I hope you have a fabulous time, take loads of pictures! I hope you're Grandpa feels better. Oh, and this awful awful has intrigued me.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. You need to visit! It is so lovely. Aaaand I am pretty sure you can drive across the state in 2 hours or less haha. Thank you so much! Awful awful's are awfully good :]

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  15. Oh wow you've lived all over the place! Kiiinda jealous of your trip! And how fun is it that it's a spontaneous one! Have fun with your family and I hope your grandfather starts feeling better. I'm sure he'll be happy to see you and your dad!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am sure he will. I can't wait to see him :]

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  16. i dont even know what an "awful, awful" is...but i want one too!

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    1. Tehehe. They are milk shakes and they are delish!

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  17. You little traveling queen. Japan and now this?! I don't think I can be anymore jealous of you, Allison.

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  18. What pretty photos! I've always wanted to go there. Hope you have/had a great time :)

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    1. Thank you! It has been a lovely time :]

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  19. mmmm i want to make a getaway too and get some fresh sea air. love the vibrant and beautiful photos.

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    1. I hope you make a getaway soon :] Thank you!

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  20. sounds like a TON of fun - i've never been that far up the east coast (anywhere really past NY/NJ) but it sounds great!

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    1. It really is! If you ever get the chance you should check it out :]

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