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.

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


Just a few miles down the road at the Point Judith lighthouse a thick fog had rolled in off the ocean
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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