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Return to Block Island

May 30, 2016

We didn’t ride our tandem to get to Block Island. Instead we packed our van with two recumbent tricycles and trailers and cameras and tripods and Shakuhachi flutes and all sorts of things too heavy to carry on a bike trip.

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  1. Roni Fuller permalink
    May 30, 2016 8:59 pm

    I’m so pleased to hear again of your travels to Block Island. There is some wonderful continuity here that I enjoy. I wonder if Tim is enjoying clam chowder on the way, and Suzy ice cream. There was a wonderful place somewhere in Massachusetts which you recommended, a B&B run by a wonderful gay couple, that Betsy and I stopped at years ago. You will miss the 50th anniversary get together for Phil and Cathy, but will continue to enjoy the riches of your traditional summer retreat. Here, I and my son, daughter-in-law, and their four children, are settling in to the first six months of our new home on west hill. Life goes on.
    With all the best,
    Roni

    • Susan Larkin permalink
      May 30, 2016 10:08 pm

      Roni, We only rode the northern route one time. In later years we didn’t miss the extra miles, but we did miss the Jenkins Inn in Barre, MA. It was a memorable visit! We are sorry to miss the gathering for Phil and Cathy. After our experience today, I hope the weather cooperates:-) Our best to your family in your new home away from the wilds of Slaterville Springs. I’m glad you’re not so far away that we won’t meet once In a while at Greenstar:-) Thanks for the memories of years past. Suzy

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  2. Rosalind and Howard Feinstein permalink
    May 30, 2016 9:39 pm

    Delighted to hear from you and sorta relieved re the van part.
    You two are pretty intrepid travelers as is!
    We also take great pleasure in your poetry and photographs all through the year!
    Thank you,
    Roz & Howard

    • Susan Larkin permalink
      May 30, 2016 10:11 pm

      Roz and Howard, Thanks so much. It’s fun to share when we have a story to tell.

      All the best, Tim and Suzy

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  3. Jane Matteis permalink
    May 30, 2016 9:40 pm

    It is so good to hear you are back on Block Island and to see your photos. Have a wonderful and peaceful vacation. We look forward to more Block Island news.
    Love, Jane and Joe

    • Susan Larkin permalink
      May 30, 2016 10:15 pm

      Jane and Joe, Sorry we missed you for dinner. Somehow we’ll need to update our lists of favorite series and books! We’re glad to be here. I’d miss it if we didn’t come. Love, Suzy >

  4. May 30, 2016 10:21 pm

    I don’t recognize any of these old people – what have you done with Timmy and Suzy??
    (thank God you didn’t ride those bikes this year). Have a great vacation. If you see Tim and Sue, remember John and Esther to them. We were college chums, many years ago.

    • May 30, 2016 10:41 pm

      John,
      Tim and Suzy picked up these old people somewhere along the path while wandering around the neighborhood in Brooktondale.
      Perhaps the young versions are down on Central Chapel Rd celebrating a wedding. If we hear from them we’ll let you know.
      Love to you and Esther,
      The Substitutes

    • Susan Larkin permalink
      May 30, 2016 10:46 pm

      John, Tim and Suzy picked up these old people somewhere along the path while wandering around the neighborhood in Brooktondale. Perhaps the young versions are down on Central Chapel Rd celebrating a wedding. If we hear from them we’ll let you know:-)

      Love to you and Esther, The Substitutes

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  5. Tom Vawter permalink
    May 31, 2016 11:02 am

    Have a great vacation. We love reading of your adventures and seeing the pictures.

  6. Marghie Kimbell permalink
    June 1, 2016 10:55 am

    It’s great to see pictures of the island, a place I spent a lot of time as a kid.

  7. Louise Clarke permalink
    June 1, 2016 5:21 pm

    Susan! I do hope to see you this summer. Get back to me when you’re settled in.

    Louise

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