Many years ago, my husband and I took our first vacation together to Block Island, Rhode Island. It was our first big vacation together and I could not wait for it to start. As we boarded the ferry out of Montauk Point, NY, I couldn’t help but notice how windy it was that day. There had been murmurs of a hurricane that may or may not be making it’s way up the coast. We weren’t worried, we would be back home long before that silly little hurricane made it’s way to the Northeast!
As we left the harbor, the waves became larger and larger. The boat was riding up and down the swells like a roller coaster in slow motion. I whispered to my husband (who was my boyfriend at the time) that I was going to be sick. Very, very, very sick. “I thought you grew up on a boat!” was all he could say as he half dragged me to the deck of the boat. Although I did grow up on a boat, I had only been on a boat in swells like that once before…and I got very, very sick.
Amazingly, the fresh air helped and I managed to not throw up in front of him. As I wobbily left the boat, our vacation began and I left the waves behind. We enjoyed 2 gorgeous days on Block Island — one of the most beautiful places that I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. All was wonderful until the third day of our visit. As we rented bicycles and biked around the gorgeous island, it seemed that there was a weird sort of electricity in the air. Actually, that’s putting it mildly – the tourists were freaking out.
As we would pass groups of people, we kept catching the word: hurricane.
We made our way back to the bike rental and asked what was going on. As it turned out, the hurricane was “probably” going to hit. As shop owners began boarding up their windows and the tourists scurried to the last few leaving ferries – we decided to throw caution to the wind. We decided to rough it out. We still had 2 days left in our vacation and we were in no hurry to return home to our jobs. We were still going to have fun!
And we did! Even though the island was deserted, the few restaurants that did remain open had amazing hurricane parties. We even got to watch the storm roll in from our hotel windows. We were having a great time…until we found out we were stuck. The ferries weren’t going to be returning to the island for a few more days and that’s when we started to panic. We had to get back home – to our jobs!
In the end, it all worked out. We had an unforgettable vacation together, we still talk about it now – 15 years later. We can’t wait to take our kids to Block Island and have another fun adventure with them!
Recently, I had the pleasure of learning about Block Island Organic’s safe and effective, non-toxic sun care products. Feeling nostalgic for that amazing island, I knew I had to check them out.
I have to say, I was thrilled by their line of products. My husband and I have been wearing Block Island Organic’s Natural Organic Mineral Sunscreen every single day. It doesn’t matter if we are going to be in the sun for 5 minutes or 5 hours, we strongly believe in sun protection. Block Island Organic’s products are non-comedogenic, paraban free, phthalate free, artificial fragrance free and they use a vegan formula. Their products are not tested on animals and are made in the USA.
We Know Stuff loves having the opportunity to support and spread the word about local companies. We also love that Block Island Organics was founded by Lauren and Will – a brother and sister team! (You know how much we love family businesses!!) So if you or someone you know is searching for safe and effective sun care products – your search is over! Block Island Organics also carries sun block for babies, so you can rest easy this summer knowing your entire family is protected.
Better yet? You can win a FULL SET of Block Island Organics product line which includes one of each of the following products: SPF 15, SPF 30, Baby 30, SPF 40 and Sunburn Relief gel. This giveaway is too good to pass up, so make sure you share it with your friends and family too!