Found: a Caribbean island in Rhode Island

It was 100,000 degrees this weekend (okay, three zeros need to be removed) so we decided to try and cool off by heading to the beach. I like to live the fantasy that I’m on a deserted island so we searched for the emptiest beach I could find near us and it turned out to be Mansion Beach on Block Island. So armed a picnic lunch that could feed about 10 people (even though it was just the two of us), we set off on our great adventure to this little island. A photo tour of our day after the jump!

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Summer in Connecticut

Summer is a good time to visit Connecticut because the weather is warm and there are lots of fun festivals to go to. Here are some of my favorite things to do during the summer in Connecticut:

Fruit-Picking: You can go and pick peaches and strawberries and raspberries and blueberries in almost any part of Connecticut. There are plethora of farms; I like Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT for its vicinity to New Haven and the added bonus of apple cider donuts at the farm market.

Buttonwood Farm in Griswold, CT: They grow a giant sunflower field for charity, which blooms at the end of July. I get really happy just walking through the farm being surrounded by sunflowers. They also make sunflower ice cream, which is pretty delicious.

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