Tag: rhode island

Rainy Walks 

  My dad and I took a rainy walk downtown the other night to do some last minute Christmas shopping, to grab a coffee, and to check out the decorations. The lights down by the harbor are always so beautiful and it’s nice to see the cobblestone streets and sidewalks fairly empty for a change. I love living in an area where you can walk or bike places. I’ve discovered that driving and traffic make me anxious and angry, but being out in the fresh air makes such a positive difference in my attitude. As the weather gets colder, there’s…

Take a Trip to Block Island 

One of my favorite summer day trips to take is to Block Island. My family has been taking the ferry out of Point Judith for as long as I can remember, but this year Jake and I planned our own trip: one last summer adventure. Looking back at the pictures now brings on a total wave of nostalgia, and it was only a week ago. I wanted to make a post with some of the pictures we took and to share what we did with the day, in case anyone was looking for a guide to the island. To start off, we took the…

Roger William’s Park Zoo 

At least once a summer my family heads to the zoo. This year, our trip happened to be on one of the hottest days in August, so a lot of the animals weren’t out and about. However, to my sister’s delight, the giraffes and otters were more active than we’d ever seen them. The Roger William’s Park Zoo may be smaller than most, but it holds a special place in my heart. Zoos are a controversial topic; keeping animals in enclosures smaller than their natural habitats often rubs people the wrong way. However, there is a notable importance of rescue…

Newport International Polo 

I have very distinct memories from my childhood: stomping around a polo field while my family and friends tailgated behind. I remember when space used to be free and you could pull your car right up to the edge of the fence and plop down a picnic blanket. Things are a little different now, but we still come around to the same field once or twice every summer to see a polo match. Last weekend we brought some family who were visiting from Florida to experience the true Newport tradition. The little guys especially loved watching the horses and stomping the divots. Newport International Polo…

New England Clam Bake

If you’ve ever been to Rhode Island, you know that we take our seafood very seriously. Clam bakes are thrown in backyards as soon as the weather gets warm, celebrating big events or just your average weekend. Around here it’s easy to drive down to your local fish market and pick up a bag of mussels and a bucket of lobsters. Then you can take them home and steam them, shell them and dunk them in butter, creating a proper New England feast. It’s so much fun getting together with friends and family over a table full of good food, a tradition…

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