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Jun 9, 2019 - Rhode island

We took rt 1 along the Connecticut shore and went through Stonington, a beautiful old seaside village with tons of gorgeous old homes. We got into RI and stopped first at the Charlestown breachway cg but it was just a wide open field with RVs parked side by side. We went on up to Fisherman's memorial cg and got a site for $25. No ocean view but a great seafood market nearby called Ferry Wharf where we bought clams and scallops. We walked around the docks and found Foggys bar overlooking the bay. Bill started talking to a fishing captain...

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Sep 22, 2017 - Rhode Island with a Connecticut stop Sept 16 - 19, 2017

Cities are so close in this part of the country. New York City was less than 150 miles from our place near Bethlehem. The speed limit is never more than 65 but nobody pretends to care. I told Rio the cat that Tom never saw a car he wouldn’t pass. Not so in this neck of the woods. There is so much green and so much water – rain, rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, and the ocean. It is all quite beautiful but then there is humidity. New Mexicans don’t like humidity. The horizon is close –usually trees. New Mexico is a different color, the water is...

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Apr 28, 2016 - Fishermen's Memorial

Wed April 27, 2016 It was cool overnight with a good breeze. It is about 48 under cloudy skies this morning. We have pushed pretty hard for the past 4 days so we’ll dial it back a bit today. We covered about 152 miles before stopping for the day at the I-84 diner. Great food and room for a few trucks and RVs out back. We have stayed here before. It is convenient but quite noisy. Fishermen’s Memorial State Park, Narragansett, RI We had been told by several RV friends that this was a great place to stay. And – it is in Rhode Island, State #49...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Just an overnight in the smallest state

From Cape Cod we headed west to Rhode Island and spent the night in Narragansett at one of Suzie’s favorite campgrounds – there were rabbits everywhere! Unfortunately there really wasn’t any place we could let her run so she didn’t get a chance to do much damage. But she sure had a good time! We took a nice drive by the coast, basically looking for a place to have an ice cream. There were beautiful old homes along the shoreline which we enjoyed seeing, but other than that there wasn’t a whole lot we wanted to see in the area. We really...

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Sep 27, 2013 - Narragansett, RI

Narragansett, Rhode Island is the home to Fisherman's Memorial State Park, and many other state parks of various kinds. Narragansett is the town on the southwestern mouth of Narragansett Bay, once considered to be the best location for naval base in the northeast, and maybe the whole east coast. For 200 years there were military fortifications and coastal defense facilities here to defend the bay. Fisherman's Memorial contains the remnants of a coastal artillery battery, and there are other state parks scattered along the coast inside the...

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May 26, 2013 - rhode island

We had a quite day today. Its a holiday weekend here as well, so just as back home the weather has been a little indifferent today, periods of bright sunshine and rain showers. The weather must have been arranged to make me feel at home. We went down to local beach which had a promenade. We watched the world go by and had a relaxing time.

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Sep 30, 2012 - Back to Newport

We woke up tired from coming back late (9:30) from the reception. It was a dreary and rainy day. We decided to visit New London CT. Once we got there, we didn't find to much except for the Coast Guard Academy. Our son Matt is a chief in the CG. We wanted to see what the campus was like. We celebrated Denise's birthday today. She got a lemon cupcake and a good glass of wine. The rained cleared and skies turned blue. She decided that she wanted to tour more of the Newport area so off we went. We both like Newport, there is a lot of history,...

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Sep 29, 2012 - Newport

In 2000, I had an opportunity to come to Newport on a business trip. We had a team building activity of manning four past Americas Cup sail boats and racing each other in the same water as they do the world competition for the Americas Cup. I was the only one on my team that had any sailing experience so I was put on the helm. I was sailing the 1971 Americans Cup racing yacht. What a great memory. Who won? I don't remember. We went back to Newport yesterday and just drove around. It's a neat town and there is a lot to see and do. We didn't...

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Sep 28, 2012 - Narragansett, Rhode island

Since we have started our adventurer, we have noticed a sub-culture of people that i would call travelers. It is mostly couples of all age groups that seem to bond with other travelers. You can easily spot them, they are the ones that look stress free, not in a hurry and are the friendliest people that you will meet. Some have full time jobs while others are full-time travelers. There are thousands of them with a single purpose, to have an adventurer. They love to share their travel stories and listen to yours. We could have spent a month...

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Sep 4, 2012 - Things To Do On A Rainy Day

The weather forecast was for rain all day - a good time to go to Narragansett and visit the AAA office. The sun was shining when I came out of the building so I went for a scenic drive to the Point Judith Lighthouse and scouted out the Narragansett Indian Monument in Sprague Park. The sculptor is Peter Toth ( rhymes with oath) and his is an interesting story. During the 1956 Hungarian uprising Toth's parents and their eleven children left the country and eventually settled in Akron, Ohio. Peter was very interested in the culture and history...

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Aug 16, 2012 - From Strousdburg, PA to Narragansett, RI

Travel from Strousburg to Narragansett was challenging. When we went from PA to NJ, the roads were much better, but the traffic was worse. It was very slow from NJ, through NY and CT and on to RI. But, we made it. It was a long day. Our friends, Nancy and Dick, own a camp in Narragansett where they stay in the summer each year. We were here, also, on our first RV trip. Here we stayed in a cottage for three days, an easier option than to stay in the RV. We went to Jamestown, RI, and Newport (where we walked the famous 'Cliff Walk'). What...

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Oct 24, 2008 - Narragansett, RI

On Tuesday, we drove from Brattleboro, VT to Narragansett, RI. We arrived in time to get in a nice run before dark just outside the park … some neat waterfront homes along the way. On Wednesday, we went to Newport, RI; it reminded us of the Monterey/Carmel, CA area, including a ten-mile scenic loop similar to the famous 17-Mile Drive, which is to say that we were very impressed … spectacular mansions with elbow-room between, a 3.5-mile cliff walk, wide bike/jog lanes alongside most roads. Also, the older commercial and residential areas...

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