I can’t let this post run without saying something about Heather. Although we have only met in person one time, I feel like Heather has become a true friend of mine and I am so thankful that I have met her! Her post brought me to tears, but also made me even more proud to be a Rhode Islander. Also, I met her mom and she is just as amazing and kind! Here’s Heather’s guest post.
Hi Rhodey Girl Readers! I am Heather from Hangry Pants and like Sabrina, I am a true Rhodey Girl. It’s hard to explain what it’s like to be from the smallest state and how exciting it is to meet someone, even through a blog, from home. In Rhode Island everything is 20 minutes away and therefore, even though Sabrina and I did not live in the same town, we know where the other went to school, shopped, ate and spent summers. It’s like meeting someone from your hometown. Yes, the state of Rhode Island is like one large hometown.
Sabrina will be leaving Rhode Island for Philadelphia once she marries the love of her life, but she will always be a Rhodey Girl. I’ve lived in Philly, New York City and now, New Jersey, but Rhode Island will always be home. It’s easy to make fun of such a small place with many quirks – no “r” at the end of words, calling a water fountain a bubbler, one area code for the whole state, etc., but when you leave you realize those are all the things that make home special. Sabrina is well traveled, but has always lived in Rhode Island. Even though she is starting a life with her new husband she will be homesick and so, this guest post is for Sabrina.
Sabrina, you will miss many things about our little Ocean State when you leave, but just remember that you will always be a Rhodey Girl. Leaving home will only make your visits to Rhode Island more special. Here are some of the things I miss the most. I hope they cheer you up when you’re feeling homesick.
The city where I grew up is not big like Manhattan, but it’s mine and I love it.
In Rhode Island, the beach is never far. The scenery is something I took for granted growing up. The salty, breezy air is also something I miss now.
Even as a non-fish eater I appreciate the uniquely Rhode Island flair of Clamcakes and Steamers
This icy lemonade treat is sold from a truck and does not require a straw or spoon.
Casey Farm Farmer’s Market
A place I like to go with my mom to pick up fresh produce and honey.
Words cannot convey how yummy cold pizza with simple tomato sauce is.
The picturesque small town where I get bagels with my family whenever I go home for the weekend.
Congratulations to you and PB. I know you will miss home, but you will love your new married life and living in Philadelphia!!!