The Scooter Chronicles, 2009 (Part 1)

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We’re on vacation!  (Don’t tell anybody, but I’m already going a little stir-crazy, but we’ll save that for another post!)  We got here yesterday–clear, but windy skies made the ferry boat a leeeetle bit rough, and I had to stay in the garage area with the scooter to keep it from tipping over.  (And to tell you the truth that was fine with me because if I had to sit up on deck with the other passengers I would have been watching everybody for signs of sea-sickness and making myself crazy!)

We debarked yesterday about noon and checked into our perfectly charming room overlooking the harbor and above a fabulous shop on the main street.  Since Block Island is only about maybe 4 miles across we were able to ride around the whole island pretty quickly.  Not to be a scooter snob, but we were whizzing by the rental scooters and we were only going about 25 miles per hour!  I’m really glad that I got the 125 cc motor–anything less is just plain scary out on the road.
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We walked around, we had tea on our deck, we took a nap–and we’ve pretty much done everything to be done here on the Island pre-season!  Oh, and we had dinner at this lovely hotel with a menu that really sounded top-notch.  It had ingredients like “fig and vanilla infused foam” and “truffle scented bacon dust”.  I was expecting a dish to rival the season finale of Top Chef.  I ordered “Spinach crusted cod with chive mashed potatoes and a cippolini something or other.”  I even asked the waitress how this spinach crust was prepared and she described it to have me believe that it was a bread crumb topping.  It might have been a bread crumb topping–before it was digested and eliminated in the form of a green patty of goose poop laid on top of my fish.  I was, needless to say, sorely disappointed in the presentation.  The taste was slightly better than the appearance but the mashed potatoes were nothing more than unsalted concrete mix.  Boo.
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Having said that, I’m still having a nice time.  It’s 8 am right now and when we get moving we’ll ride down to the water and walk on the beach for a while.

More from me later.

May 11th, 2009

3 Responses

  1. KARIN SAMPOGNA says:

    no helmets- irresponsible!!( mom , I crashed and bumped my head!!) good I can read your blog to find out what’s up – you kicked me to the curb!??!! oxox

  2. You took a nap??! Now THAT’S a vacation!

  3. Samantha says:

    Looks like you’re off to a great start. I know what you mean about stir-crazy though, that happens to me anytime I spend the night away from home.

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