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Rhode Island

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  • Day6

    Not the best

    June 29, 2017 in the United States

    Two Amtrak(train company) employees were killed in Washington. Our train was consequently 2 hours late. We eventually arrived in Narangansett to find that the rented house on a fabulous street was bordering on uninhabitable. Shock, disbelief, anger, disappointment. This is the week of 4th July holidays. There is nowhere available in town, we have to stay here.
    After a visit to the local Benny's we had purchased 2 inflatable mattresses and the stores whole stock of coat hangers. The landlord eventually came over and replaced one of the mattresses and agreed to return tomorrow to fix the shower.
    We met up with family, ate at a local restaurant with plenty of wine and returned to make the house as hospitable as possible for our first night in Rhode Island.
    It can only get better. Surely!!
    Unfortunately this soured our arrival although we were still delighted to meet up with our Australian family and meet Mike (the groom).
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  • Day7

    Trip to Newport

    June 30, 2017 in the United States

    Big trek to Newport involving a 45 minute walk to the bus, change of bus and 1.5 hour journey to Newport. We then walked for 1/2 an hour to the start of the cliff top walk. A great walk along paths and rocks past some huge mansions. Same journey home except Mike gave us a lift from the bus stop, for which we were hugely grateful. Only an 8.5 miles walk but with the travel to and from seemed a lot longer.
    Graham and Pete both enjoyed a refreshing swim in the sea. I was chatted up on the bus by a man who was bordering on special needs and we nearly froze with the excessive air conditioning on the bus. Despite these challenges we had a really good day.
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  • Day6

    Lobster & a singsong

    June 29, 2017 in the United States

    I admit we moped about a fair bit this morning, coming to terms with our lot but by evening we put on our glad rags and off we went to a welcome dinner organised by the grooms mum.
    We were collected by minibus and driven to Westerley to a local brewery. We met Mikes family and friends and ate lobster, mussels, clams and chicken. This was followed by chocolate brownies, cookies and water melon. A really lovely meal and plenty of local wine and beer. It was a lovely idea to meet the grooms family before the wedding.
    On the way home on the minibus we sang mostly Leeds United and Yorkshire songs giving a loud rendition of Ilkley Moor Ba'tat.
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  • Day9

    The Wedding

    July 2, 2017 in the United States

    The wedding was at a beach club, half the deck was under cover and half exposed. It was grey and breezy but comfortable. We had all enjoyed getting ready with the help of a bottle of prosecco. The ceremony was outside and quite different to a British wedding, less formal and more personal. Emily's dress was beautiful and very her. We then had canapés which were tuna, scallops, chicken, and crab cakes. Mikes brother gave the first speech followed by a very amusing speech by Thea and lastly a witty and irreverent speech by Pete. This was all followed by a great buffet. Clam chowder, clam stuffies, deep fried clams, portobello mushroom sliders, lobster slider, chicken slider. This was all followed by strawberries, berry coulie, chocolate brownie and cookies. The food was amazing. We danced the night away and walked home tired and happyRead more

  • Day2

    Sunny Connecticut

    June 10, 2017 in the United States

    Up early and after a nice breakfast at the Hampton, Meriden we set off to see ye olde Connecticut townes. Guilford was fine. It has the oldest surviving building in CT. Then Madison which is way overrated. Essex was very good. A relaxing quiet town with lots of preserved 1800s houses, each recording the name of a historical occupant on a plaque. The town is on the Connecticut river. We picnicked in a small park looking out on the river. Wandered down to the boatyard and had "the best ice cream in CT" on the way back to the car. Then on to Mystic Seaport. Along the way, avoiding the interstate, we suddenly came to a " Road Closed" sign. No warning, no detour sign. We took the Boreen to our right, with visions of the Buck & Doe Road adventure. But this is CT - paved roads. Huge houses in the woods. Got back on track eventually. Thought I'd have to contact travel insurers because I nearly had a stroke when I saw that Mystic Seaport wanted $30 per person admittance! Needless to say, we opted out.
    Tired, we crossed the state line into Rhode Island and West Warwick. Comfort Suites is very nice.
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  • Day3

    Providence

    June 11, 2017 in the United States

    Headed into Providence after a good breakfast at the hotel. Garmin was under pressure with roadworks. Also didn't seem to like the address for State Capitol. I later realised that there are two 82 Smith Streets in Providence. Only one is the Capitol. Guess which one I put into Garmin!
    First stop was Benefit Street, historical area. Old houses and churches. Went to see Brown University. Went into Episcopalian church during mass. Vestments, Incence, singing. Memories of the early 1960s. Interior very Catholic too.
    Rhode Island & Providence Plantation was established by Roger Williams. He had been thrown out of Massachussets. He believed that power derived from the people, not from the King or even from God. He was one of the first to advocate the separation of church and state. The charter granted by Charles II, allowed for freedom of conscience for papists, atheists, Jews, Turks, and Quakers in RI.
    Visited the State Capitol, impressive for a state the land-size of Co. Limerick. Saw the preparations for Portugal Day parade, colourful, brass bands, Benfica & Sporting floats. Went to Macy's to benchmark shirts and jackets. Also handbags. Tasty lunch at the food court. Philly Cheesesteak and Bourbon Chicken. More fine dining!
    Very hot & humid. Record heat wave is forecast for next week.....hotter than this!!??!!
    Walked over to see the Arcade, the world's first indoor shopping mall, 1928.
    Back at the hotel, I sat out front on one of the Adirondack chairs to read. A frivolous pot-boiler, Stiglitz on the coming demise of the Euro.
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  • Day4

    Newport RI

    June 12, 2017 in the United States

    Best of today: Wickford - bridges over Narragansett Bay - Newport - Cliff Walk

    After another good breakfast, we departed Comfort Suites, West Warwick. We headed south. First stop Wickford. A smaller, more lived-in version of Essex CT. Worth the detour on our way to Newport.
    Nine in the morning and scorching hot, not a cloud in the sky.
    The "avoid tolls" filter on the Garmin meant we were being brought around Narragansett Bay the long way.....the very long way....to get to Newport. A quick piece of in-flight re-programming got us back on track south, over two massive bridges. Great views from the bridges, my co-pilot assured me, of the bay and the yachts.
    We did the walking tour of Newport. Among the sights was the first synagogue in US, the site of the first reading of any state's Declaration of Independence & the oldest continuously operating tavern.
    Then on to the beach and the cliff walk. Two hours in hot sunshine, with a light breeze.
    Newport is very civilised. Even though there is a long beach, the place is not commercialised at all.

    Our hotel was in Middletown just north of Newport. Woeful wifi which ruined what was otherwise a good hotel. We went for a stroll. Visited the Christmas Tree Shop, which did not sell Christmas trees or any Christmas stuff. It did however have the largest stock of absolute rubbish for sale. Stuff that gives shindogu a really bad name.
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  • Day2

    West Warwick hotel

    June 10, 2017 in the United States

    My travelling companion is impressed! This is our third hotel, each one better than the last. My run of luck has to change soon. My money is on the one is East Sandwich to break my winning streak! Spoke too soon. Howard Johnson in Middletown RI starts the decline in standards. Wifi is awful.
    Fine dining in Warwick at a clam shack!

  • Day6

    Fishermen's Memorial State Park

    April 15, 2015 in the United States

    Unsere erste Nacht im Camper. Ungewohnt war vor allem die Stille nachdem wir in NY einem ständigen Lärmpegel ausgesetzt waren. Aber es ist schön, dass wir von nun an auf uns alleine gestellt sind. Gefühlt geht die Reise erst jetzt los und wir können nun mit dem Camper vollkommen frei uns bewegen und die Ostseite der USA/Canada erkunden.

  • Day6

    New Port

    May 15, 2017 in the United States

    Auf unserer Fahrt zum nächsten Etappenziel ging es heute zunächst nach New Port. Ein kleines, verträumtes Hafenstädtchen, in dessen Hafen im Sommer wohl Dutzenende millionenschwere Yachten liegen. Da jedoch noch nicht wirklich Sommer ist, waren leider auch nur 2 Yachten zu sehen. Halb so wild, denn wir waren ja auch nur auf der Durchreise.
    Rund um den Ocean Drive sah man dann aber, wo und wie die Schönen und Reichen so wohnen. Da kommt man sich als Häuslebesitzer mit seinen 626m2 Land schon recht klein vor, denn 626m2 ist hier schon gefühlt der Schuppen im Garten groß, von den Häusern/Villen/Schlössern und erst recht den Grundstücken mal ganz abgesehen. Natürlich alles innen und außen nur vom Feinsten mit Marmor, Pool und englischem Rasen vor der Tür. Seeblick und Golfplatz um die Ecke verstehen sich von selbst... Wir haben für 2 Millisekunden daran gedacht, hier in der Nachbarschaft seßhaft zu werden, aber den Gedanken auf Grund des dann eher weiten Weges zur Arbeit doch recht schnell wieder verworfen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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