Holy heck do I need a weekend to recover from my weekend but goodness was that fun! From Friday morning to yesterday afternoon I ventured to Block Island, Rhode Island for the first time for a good friend’s bachelorette party and it was a blast! There is something so special about your friends getting married and next month I am lucky to attend the second wedding of two of my team mates from my days on the Georgetown Swim Team. It was such an important part of my life for four years that it makes sense that the 60 people I surrounded myself are still some of my closest friends and that when two of them find happiness it really can not be beat.
Two years ago James and Lindsay got married in Pennsylvania and I was able to attend their wedding and now fast forward two summers and we are at it again with another amazing pair – Mallory and Wes were meant for each other and the festivities started in May when I attended her here Connecticut bridal shower. This past weekend we continued the celebration with half of us boarding an 8am Amtrak in New York City Friday morning and though we did not arrive to the island until nearly 2pm the time flew by, sleeping and reading on the train and then chatting and drinking Bloody Mary’s on the ferry. Our house for the weekend was beautiful and we dropped our bags before exploring the island, visiting a famed food truck, and picking up two more friends who arrived on later ferry.
A few hours, one gorgeous sunset, and a handful of bottles of rosé later we made it to a late dinner where all but one of our party dined out hot lobster rolls at The National. It is a good thing we ordered quickly because only a few minutes after receiving our food the power to the entire island went out, an issue would face of the rest of the weekend. With no power we headed home early and actually got a restful nice sleep.
When we woke up on Saturday morning two girls went for a run while the rest of us did the three mile loop into town picking up breakfast sandwiches and much needed iced coffee. Once back at the house we changed and headed to the beach across the street where we got the party going again enjoying baby bottles of Prosecco and a few dips in the ocean. Finally the last two girls arrived and as a party of eight we hung out at the house in the early afternoon before making the trip to The Oar, a spot were were told was a must try.
My friend Ali got us the cutest matching shirts and we stood out in all the right ways with the bride’s reading “I got the Hubby” and ours reading “We got the bubbly”. At the Oar instead of lawn games we opted for pictures with the harbor background and sushi appetizers before staying for a late dinner of more seafood. After dinner, with the power back on on the South side of the island, we headed to the Yellow Kittens and danced the night away til last call.
Sunday does not get pictures because it was a sunglasses kind of day but it was equally as fun filled with a morning in Adirondack chairs before we headed into town, had a leisurely brunch, and then began the trek home, most of us taking the ferry to the train back to New York City. Mallory, thanks for inviting me on your Block Island bachelorette weekend, it was an amazing time!