Saturday, July 23, 2011
scenic + pastoral + coastal + historic
Hello! Planned visits from family combined with a few deadlines sort of sneaked up on me and I have been on an unintentional blogging break. Last week was a sister-visit and next week will be more sister-time followed by seeing my in-laws. We've been having a nice time daytripping around the Ocean State.
Tiverton Four Corners
In efforts to be succint, I have to say that most of the towns we visited could be described using the same words: scenic, pastoral, coastal, historic. Grab a cup of your favorite drink while I give you a little tour. As for me, it's iced coffee in a mason jar. Let's begin!
Our first destination was Tiverton, a beautiful town that is part of a region called FarmCoast, where views of stone walls, farms and beaches are typical but never taken-for-granted. We had a casual dinner by the water at Evelyn's, a place featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. We even ordered lobster chow mein sandwiches just like the show's host Guy Fieri had. (Next time: the lobster BLT!)
By the time we arrived at Tiverton Four Corners, all of the galleries and shops were closed but local fave Gray's Ice Cream was open for a scoop of homemade ice cream enjoyed alongside a small cow pasture.
Imagine Gift Store
The next day, we were off to Warren for some shopping and a festival along the East Bay.
The Wooden Midshipman Shopping on Water Street
Warren Town Beach
Another day we headed to the southern part of "Little Rhody" to Wickford.
Turn left for shopping!
Big GASP over this minty fresh piece!
The Porch: Dash & Albert rugs, painted lanterns and bells! Prior location & visit.
Bowen's Wharf, Newport
The final day of one sister's visit concluded with a trip to Newport for more scenic, coastal and historic shopping and dining. [Supposedly we witnessed designer Carolina Herrera boarding a yacht.]
Well, that about wraps things up for now. With more family visits to come this week and a writing deadline or two, I may again be a bit absent from blogging but I'll be sure to bring my camera along to share even more of my beloved state.
Official State Drink
[Please note that no boys were made to go into too many gift shops. Beach scenes not included.]
Hope you're having fun too!