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Northeastern R&R Vac-cay

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I’ve spent the last week kicking back and relaxing in the Northeast after diligently working my butt off to earn an ‘A’ in my summer school class. I’ll split my vacation into two parts in this post; my trip to Rhode Island to see one of my old teammates and close friends/mentors for a quick (but super fun and activity-packed) 23 hour visit, and my awesome and (much needed) relaxing stay with my family in Cape Cod.

RHODE ISLAND

For such a little state, there is so many great things to see and do, and I definitely plan on returning back again soon. I arrived at the airport in Providence on a small thirty-six person plane and was happily met my friend. During my quick visit, I was able to meet and hang out with a few of her friends, go to the beach (and get VERY sunburnt – which turned into a great tan) and eat my first Del’s lemonade, my first New England Clam Chowder actually from New England, and my first and very delicious clam cake. Below are some pictures from my trip and from there my Dad and uncle drove me east over to Cape Cod, where my vacation continued.

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CAPE COD

I stayed in Cape Cod with my family and my aunt, uncle and three cousins; it was fun to hang out with my cousins on the beach and be reunited with my immediate family. We went to the warm-watered beaches on the bay for most of the days, however we visited the cold-watered ocean beaches once and to the infamous P-town (Provincetown) another day. Below are some pictures taken during my time at the Cape.

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Above is me lounging in a hammock at the Hammock Store in P-town and the surfboard at the Beachcomber Beach.

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Above is the sunset at the bay-side beach near my cousins’ house, as well me enjoying my sunset yoga on the beach.

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In the pictures above, my sister and I were doing different fitness-related activities to entertain ourselves on the beach.

Canaan Smith and Cape Cod

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IMG_4158On Monday night, country artist Canaan Smith came to my school and gave a free concert to anyone wanting to attend. Although it was a Monday night in Williamsburg, VA, there was a very impressive turnout. I was very excited about seeing my friends at the concert and being able to kick back, relax and enjoy some nice country music outside. One of my IMG_4134roommates came down for the day and night and we enjoyed some always delicious Cheese Shop on DOG Street in CW before walking over to the campus amphitheater on Lake Mataoka. It was a beautiful night and we all had so much fun! We learned later on in the night that Canaan was originally from Williamsburg, so this concert was like a little homecoming for him and his hometown fans. Even though we all only knew one song (“Love You Like That”) we still happily jammed out the entire time and enjoyed great company and awesome weather. Also p.s., Canaan’s newest album, “Bronco” – dedicated to his brother, was just released yesterday!

(In the pictures, I’m wearing the high-necked, black tank top with the long necklaces and fun, new, Reef sneakers)

IMG_4137 I can also now officially write that I will fortunately be able to join the rest of the Slattery fam at our cousins’ new Cape house next week! I have worked extremely diligently these past four weeks during my summer semester and will be able to be exempt from taking the final exam. Because I won’t need to be in class for the final exam nor the review day, I’m able to depart Williamsburg this Monday and get shipped up to relax for a week in New England with my sisters, cousins, parents and aunt and uncle. It’s going to be so enjoyable to be able to finally relax and not worry about anything! Until then, I have to pack, study for my fourth and final unit exam on Monday morning and see all of my friends one final time before returning back to Maryland for the remainder of the summer.

Stay tuned for some final Williamsburg posts and upcoming New England posts! 🙂