Summer is bliss in Rhode Island. The sailing is great (teams from Roger Williams, Brown, and URI won national championships) and Newport is a world-class vacation destination, recently featured in the New York Times.
On the horizon: the famous Newport Jazz Festival (headliners include Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty, and Esperanza Spalding) and Folk Festival (headliners include traditionalists like Emmy Lou Harris and Earl Scruggs, plus quirkier choices like Gogol Bordello and the Decemberists).
And, of course, there is the wacky Fourth of July Parade in Bristol (been having them for 200+ years!).
Here are some fun pics from that uniquely small town RI event.
The red, white, and blue stripe of the parade route
Patriotism of all stripes
Dean Logan with his terrific staff: Tracy Sartrys, Sue Principe, and Lisa Lyons
A great place to watch a great parade
Lisa Luongo, Jeanne Wine, Dean Logan, Steve Bernardo '98
Love those marching bands...
A spontaneous serenade
RI's iconic felon, Buddy Cianci
Dean Logan with Eric Hall '11