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Rock the Block on the 4th of July

We didn’t rock much of anything, but the Block was rock’n on the 4th of July weekend.

We wanted to get settled and enjoy a few peaceful days before the mob showed up, so we motored over on Tuesday and got settled in.  All the town moorings were occupied already (by boats that had been left there the previous week, we later learned, to secure a spot for the 4th.)  Fortunately we were able to snug up on a private club mooring we have access to on the western shore of the harbor, which is very pleasant.  We made it to The Oar several times for some drinks, dinner and beautiful sunsets over the Pond, and enjoyed rambling around the island with the dogs.  It was very relaxing, but by Friday, the pace started to pick up. Continue reading Rock the Block on the 4th of July

Best Bloody Mary Mix!

Hanbottleging in Block Island on the boat for the 4th of July, we thought a few Bloody Mary’s might be just the thing.  Wandering through one of our favorite little shops, The Glass Onion, this one caught Bruce’s eye.  I’m generally not a fan of pre-mixed anything, but this stuff is great!  We were on a minimalist kind of weekend so we didn’t want to load the boat up with all the fixings, but Ass Over Teakettle doesn’t need anything to perk it up.  We drank it as-is, straight out of the bottle (plus vodka, of course), and garnished it with celery, chilled Gulf shrimp and some pepperoni slices we had hanging around.  Ass Over Teakettle Bloody Mary Mix, handcrafted small-batch Bloody Mary mix from Skowhegan, ME