I went to Rhode Island!

Posted: August 16, 2013 in Wandering Bard
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Granted, this was back in June. But saying I’ve been a little bit busy would be an understatement.

Still, I had a blast, and I wanted to share some pictures with you guys.

I got together with a couple of my friends, and we decided to go to the beach and tour Rhode Island. It has been – and still is, I guess – my favorite state. Don’t ask me why. I have no answer to this.

And this is the first time I’ve gotten to visit it. Hooray!

We visited a few shops, and one of them happened to be an antique store (swoon!). I spotted these beauties:


They’re cranberry glass salt and pepper shakers with a hobnail pattern. The hobnails (those little bumps) are actually milkglass. Gorgeous!

Next, we ventured onto a mansion walk, where we traveled along a paved path between the cliffs that led to the ocean and a bunch of huge mansions. Below is Salve Regina University, which is just breathtaking.


Then we saw a dog driving a car…


It rained or was overcast every day, except the day we decided to spend at the beach. Luck!


(Yes, it really bothers me that my thumb is in the corner of the picture, but I’m too lazy to crop it.)

My friend and I walked to this cool looking place that was alllll the way at the other end of the beach:


And it was like the Secret Garden inside! (I’ve wanted my own secret garden since I was, like, 10, by the way.)


And I found my new favorite thing to do on the beach:


While we were in Rhode Island, we also went to the Brown University bookstore (because Emma Watson was probably in there at one point), I had dough boys for the first time (dough + sugar = dough boys = my new favorite food), and learned all sorts of Rhode Island-ian words (who calls their milkshakes ‘cabinets’? I mean really???).

Have you ever been to Rhode Island? What do you think of it? What’s your favorite state and why?

  1. Chris says:

    My wife and I went on that same cliffwalk by the mansions! They’re so cool! When my wife and I move out there, perhaps you can come visit sometime!

    • Karen Rought says:

      Haha, that’d be hilarious. We both live in New York and we’d have to wait till you move to RI to meet up. 😉 But sure! That sounds like fun. Those mansions were amazing!

  2. ddog13 says:

    The dog had me laughing. So random. And you accepted it: “Then we saw a dog driving a car…” as if you saw it every day of your life.

  3. I’ve never been to Rhode Island – now on the visit list! We have a driving school for dogs in New Zealand – really! Here’s the Youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWAK0J8Uhzk

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