After spending a day in beautiful Maine last week I decided to go to Rhode Island for the day today. In case you missed the last post which you can find here, I’ve challenged myself to visit 5 states in 5 weeks to make my spring a little more interesting. I was lucky in that it was a beautiful day because the weather has been terrible for most of the week.
Pointless Rhode Island Facts
- Rhode Island is the smallest US state, in fact it’s smaller than the county that I’m from in England (Devon).
- It’s illegal to bite off another person’s leg in Rhode Island. What incident happened to make them need a law? They are clearly well prepared in the event of a zombie apocalypse though.
- Mr. Potato Head was named as the official “family-travel ambassador” of Rhode Island in 2000. I’m not sure if he still holds that role, but I can confirm he was nowhere to be seen on my visit. 😦
- For some odd reason, it’s illegal to sell both toothpaste and a toothbrush to the same Providence resident on Sundays.
Today’s trip consisted of a visit to the towns of Jamestown and Narragansett (yep I had to spellcheck that) on the Rhode Island coast. In the spirit of my challenge to go to new places I resisted the urge to stop off at Newport on the way and headed straight to Jamestown. I was even brave enough to venture into the Atlantic Ocean to knee depth and I can report that the water was so cold that it was painful! I can thoroughly recommend Beavertail State Park as a beautiful place to visit when the sun is shining. The photos from my trip are below.