All photos by Cactus Huggers
Last Friday I was blogging from the Berkshires, and today I'm blogging from a small seaside town in Rhode Island—both are part of my husband's and my exploration of areas to move to. I'm sitting here contemplating the huge contrast between these two places: mountains vs. ocean, deep tree-laden forests vs. sprawling, open green fields, country charm vs. seaside suburbia, hiking/skiing/white water rafting vs. sunbathing/sailing/sand castle building, natural food co-ops and farmer's markets vs. ritzy boutiques and tourist towns.
Rainy Day at the Beach by JLM Photography
Rose Island Lighthouse, Newport RI by 630 Photo
Newport Clamshell by JLM Photography
September Sunset, Newport RI by JBW Photography
Small town, great art scene, close-knit community at a very small/rustic private school where my husband would be working, beautiful river, mountains, hiking galore, ski mountain in town, remote, close to family.
Seaside suburbia, 20 minutes from the city (Providence), affordable ocean-front properties, beaches, gorgeous, affluent school on the water where my husband would be working, farther from family, quite similar to where we're living now but without the snobby pretentiousness.
Be part of our decision! What would you choose and why?