Rhode Island – Providence

On the way to Providence, our flight was in line to take off. I looked out the window and took this photo. So many planes in line and pretty close together. Looked beautiful. Upon landing, I saw this map that shows how close other well known cities are. So, depending on how much time you spend in Rhode Island, you can travel quickly to Boston, New York, etc.

As Rhode Island is on the water, I saw this gold ship on the top of one of the buildings.

We walked over to Brown University and saw their Mascot, the brown bear.

Along the way, saw this house. You can see the style is so different, so took a photo. Not sure of the significance…

Another interesting house. I liked the BLUE doors, but they don’t seem to fit with the style of the house.

I was reading in the Brown University newspaper that these scooters have become a big deal for Athletes. Since they have so many practices and would be walking 1-2 miles between class and practice, they were getting worn out. So, some of them started using these scooters. Then more started using them, while they can be dangerous in traffic, the athletes said it was worth the risk.

Here is an old bank, now that looked like a fortress.

Here you can see the river…

The Rhode Island trip comes to an end. Providence is small. We did walk the street where they have the Italian section. Being Italian, I would like to jump up for joy, but I was not impressed. It felt like a run down area, so that was sad. They did have my favorite cookies from Italy, but expiration date was June 2021. How fresh do cookies stay after expiration date? I passed.

I did meet a woman who had moved with her family from Southern California to Rhode Island. She said she LOVES Rhode Island. Simpler way of life, not so materialistic and she liked the change of seasons.

So, if COVID is holding you back from International travel. Take some small trips close to you, it’s worth it! We had fun!

8 thoughts on “Rhode Island – Providence

  1. Roasted chestnuts(on most street corners), King cakes, Queen cakes, Emperor cakes are in store for the holiday season. They were setting up stalls around El Corte Ingles – the big Spanish department store – the other day. I will check it out once it’s up. Will keep you posted. Good project 🙂

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    1. Ok, right there.. I have no idea what the King Cakes, Queen Cakes and Emperor Cakes look like or their meaning. Just looked it up, it’s tradition to have a King Cake and find the BEAN inside? YOU have some stories to tell us. These cakes sound a bit like the traditional Italian Panettone and Pandoro cakes. Ok, excited to learn about Xmas in Lisbon. 🙂

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