By: Kay George
My getaway to Rhode Island finally arrived, this trip is a rebook destination from 2020 covid cancelled travels. Sun Country offers non – stop flights out of Minneapolis to Providence during certain months and the 2 ½ hour flight goes fast. Providence airport is a good alternative to Boston Logan providing easy access and no crowds!
This evening for dinner I visited the small town of East Greenwich and had the best view on the water at Finns, the Lavender Lemonades are a refreshing summer cocktail and paired well with Lobster.
I took an uber, (thank you Raymond for wonderful service!) to Newport where I had a trolley tour and Breakers Mansion tour scheduled. My guide Russ, a lifelong resident of Newport provided so much history and comedy along this tour he had the trolley guests laughing the entire journey!
I missed the Cliff Walk because of pouring rain this afternoon, but shops and eateries are plentiful in Newport, and you will wish for more time if just exploring for the day. Visit the White Horse Tavern established in 1673 and a favorite local shop, Commonwealth Books of Newport, if you are a vintage map nerd like me!
A short drive down to Narragansett where during the summer months this little beach town population more than doubles, was my departure point to catch the ferry to Block Island for a fun day of beach, shopping and eating. I would suggest an overnight on the island in one of the many Inns and a trip to visit the lighthouse and Mohegan Bluffs.
Rhode Island has so much to see and do I cannot wait for my return.
I pack my bag, walk to the airport and look forward to my next adventure in September where the walk will be a bit longer (100 miles) as I take my walking journey for the soul on the Camino Way with Cosmos. If you are interested in a visit to Rhode Island or walking the Camino Way make sure to contact me for your travels.
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