As New England closely watches Hurricane Sandy slow journey to the United States, it brings us back to last year's Hurricane Irene.
Irene pushed through the island on August 28 of last year, and although it was not as strong as initially feared, the strong winds took down trees and power across Aquidneck Island.
After Irene passed, many congregated at local bars for hurricane parties — a Rhode Island pasttime that has ridden out many storms over the years.
Look through the photos and tell us, what are Irene memories have stood out? Was it the anticipation before the storm? Or was it losing power and sitting around the candles? Or was it the storm itself, watching the sea crash over Ocean Drive?