After Providence, we headed towards our next destination – Boston. But before Boston we had time to make a pit stop per co-worker’s recommendation in Newport.
It was a cold day. Newport is located on an island surrounded by the ocean from all sides. The wind coming from the ocean made it even colder. I did not want to get out of the car, so our visit involved a short drive around the town and a visit to one of the mansions.
Rhode Island. The only knowledge I had about Rhode Island prior to visiting is, well, actually nothing. I only knew about the state because of Miss Rhode Island in the Miss Congeniality movie (can you believe it’s been 17 years since the release of the movie?)
Visiting a place without much prior research can be a gamble, but it can also pay off in a big way. Not having expectations means there is nothing to disappoint you! And disappoint it did not.
After stopping in Hartford, on our way from New Haven, CT to Providence, RI, I saw a place on the map called New London. It wasn’t a city we planned to visit, but intrigued by the name we decided to make a pit stop.