First stop: Fairfield, Connecticut.
I went to visit some good 'ol friends at their new place. I won't mention that on the way up I saw a lot of this...
That supposed to be hour and a half (max) trip turned into a three and a half hour trip. uyyy.
Otherwise, we had a great time just hanging out, catching up, and sharing meals together. The only picture I got from this stop is the restaurant Ali took me out to for an early birthday lunch at Molto- a fabulous little Italian restaurant (she knows me!) where we sat outside and sipped on a glass of wine. I might add that the weather was absolutely perfect! Thanks Al and Bry!
Next stop: Barrington, Rhode Island
This is where I got to see Rachel who I hadn't seen in about four months! I used to live with this girl for the past 4 years where I had seen her everyday- and going to nothing for four months...we had withdrawals. And the great thing, when we were back together we didn't skip a beat. Immediately back to our silly, ridiculous selves. Love it.
Anyways, this was an action-packed day where we headed into Providence to meet up with another friend, Kate. But we first, after a little begging on my part, stopped at Antonio's to get a slice of pizza. I always try to stop here whenever I'm in Providence to get a slice of this delicacy. They have the best pizza in New England, by far.
(pesto, mozzarella, tomato, basil, and portabello- Uh HUH!)
We then went to Waterfire on the Providence River. Such a neat event. Next time I go will be with a boy- Yup!
Next stop: Newport, Rhode Island
In celebration of Rachel's birthday, Liz's birthday, and my birthday, a big group of us headed in to Newport for the evening to go on a schooner around the Newport Harbor. When we got there we joyfully accepted another celebration, the engagement of Brittany and Tim! YAY- CONGRATULATIONSSSS! :)
But let me tell you, this ride was gorgeous. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
(ring finger for the newly engaged Britt and Tim)
And then we made a little stop to get a little bit of this...
Can't go through fall without some Pumpkin Ale.
Last stop: Narragansett, Rhode Island
I think I made it to every corner of the smallest state. I stayed here with Kate. This girl is so special to me, and I don't even think she realizes it. We had a fabulous time just being ourselves, being real with one another, and sharing great memories while making new ones. Some friendships never change as time passes apart- and that's when you know that it's real.
Cheers to a memorable weekend.
P.S. Happy Birthday, Rachel! I love you girl.