In Rhode island
Our trip in the small state of Rhode island spans over two half days and a day.
First we visit Providence, the state capital and the home of one ivy league school: Brown University. The next day we get up early and travel to Bristol. It was a main slave trading port so there’s old wealth in the area, we witness it at Blithewold Mansion. We keep going south and walk in the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown and discover Newport and its mansions. When about to leave Newport Ben met an Aussie guy who invited us to watch a surf movie at a surf shop, the movie was made by a Western Aussie touring the US to promote it with its sponsor (RVCA). It was the occasion to socialize with like minded people while drinking beer and eating a spit roast. We finish our Rhode island trip driving through Sakonnet and Tiverton to Little Compton. There we meet a traveler directing us to The Nubble, the entrance of the Westport river inlet in Massachusetts. The place is a quiet version of the south of Newport we saw the day before. In the 1600s pirates were hiding their boats behind the Nubble boulder to attack ships entering the inlet. We make a final stop in RI in Adamsville to see the oldest general store in the US (1788). Unfortunately the owner died a couple years ago and the shop remained closed since then.