Thursday, July 18, 2013

Block Island Hairless and Hairy

Block Island is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It's an island off the coast of Rhode Island, and it's a place I've visited many times. Four years ago, my husband and I went for and overnight a week before my second transplant. Earlier this week, we returned for two nights. This time, I had hair, at least on my head. The rest of my body hair has never grown back, which is a plus.

We arrived at the ferry early and walked around Pt. Judith. What I appreciate about this town is that the boats coming in and going out include real fishing boats. You can watch them haul in their catch while you eat at a seaside restaurant, outside on the deck.

Ferrying to Block Island takes 55 minutes on the car ferry. The High Speed ferry takes half the time but is more expensive. The view of downtown as the ferry pulls in has remained the same since we first went there in 1986. It's probably looked the same for 100 years. We stayed at the Harborside Hotel. Considering the heat, we were fortunate to have a room with air conditioning.

My daughter is working on BI for the summer, making lots of dough. She treated me to a yoga class. I did a lot of walking. Three times I leaned back in my chair and said, "I feel so good, so happy."

Four years has made a huge difference in my life. From fear and anxiety to a feeling of well-being. It was worth waiting for.

1 comment:

George Jempty said...

I love the Orient Pt. to New London ferry, I'm sure the one(s) to BI are more idyllic