5 States 5 Weekends: Part 2

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.

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Beavertail Lighthouse. The third oldest lighthouse location in the US
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The rocky cliffs around the lighthouse

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Just a few miles down the road at the Point Judith lighthouse a thick fog had rolled in off the ocean
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Where I took my ill advised dip into the sea

3 thoughts on “5 States 5 Weekends: Part 2

  1. I made a similar trip years ago. I think we went to Rhode Island, Vermont, Mass, NY, and Connecticut maybe more. We didn’t make it to Maine. It was so wonderful. I think the only thing that would have made it better is to have been visiting in the Fall. Thanks for bringing me back.

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