My brother-in-law lives in Newport, Jamestown's more well-known neighboring island. We try to visit his family at least once a year. They have a cute home walking distance to pretty much everything. The house is too small to accommodate our brood, though. The hotels in Newport are ridiculously expensive during the summer. We usually like to stay on the naval base when we visit, but those rooms fill up pretty quickly during peak season. We will either set up our tent in brother-in-law's backyard and make a mini camping trip out of it (as I'm typing this, it's actually sounding pretty ridiculous) or my sister-in-law presented a possible alternative.option of staying in her neighbor's beautiful and air conditioned home, if available. The neighbors live elsewhere and allow their kids and friends to stay at the house when vacationing. Obviously, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the house option. As much as I like camping with the kiddos, sleeping in a hot tent with most of my children and a snoring husband may not be ideal the night before a big race. The only plus being the outdoor din usually drowns out the grunts and snorts coming from spouse's nose/throat.
I ran an easy 4 miles yesterday at 6:30am. 8 miles on this damp morning at 6:45, 4 of which were at a 7:55 pace.
*Note: Historic Jamestown, Rhode Island should not be confused with the other historic Jamestown of Virginia, known for the unsettling settlers who gave the term "desperate times call for desperate measures" new meaning.