Rhode Island Journals

Exploring New England from Vermont to Rhode Island

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A May 2010 trip to Rhode Island by RoBoNC

Cheers Sign Photo, Boston, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: Our family vacation was spent in Connecticut, but we spent a few days taking day trips to Rhode Island, Boston, Western Massachusetts, and Vermont. We ate at Cheers in Boston, relaxed on the beach in Newport, and drove to the peak of Mount Greylock.

Cliff Walk: The Forty Steps

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Attraction | "One of Rhode Island's best towns and popular tourist destination"

Cliff Walk: The Forty Steps Photo, Newport, Rhode Island
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We made our visit to Providence short so that we could spend the majority of our day in Newport. It is perhaps one of the most beautiful seaside towns in all of New England. Newport is about an hour drive south of Providence. As we left the mainland, we entered Narragansett Bay. The bay is New England’s largest estuary and is mostly within the state of Rhode Island. Some portions extend into Massachusetts. There are over thirty islands within Narragansett Bay. We crossed the Jamestown-Verrazzano Bridge that connects the mainland with Conanicut Island, Narragansett’s second largest island. Jamestown is the island’s only city. We then crossed the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, which connects Ja...Read More

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Cliff Walk: The Forty Steps
Narragansett Avenue
Newport 02840
(401) 849-8048

State House

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Attraction | "Rhode Island's State Capitol and Roger Williams National Memorial"

State House Photo, Providence, Rhode Island
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We visited Providence for just for a short period of time for there was more to Rhode Island that I wanted to see. There were only two main reasons why I wanted to visit the city. The first reason was because I wanted to see the State Capitol. I was trying to not only visit all fifty states, but their state capitols as well. The State Capitol is located in downtown right off of I-95. The Capitol building is pretty impressive looking, although, there is nothing totally unique about it. Perhaps it is the 327,000 cubic feet of white Georgia marble that makes it stand out. We walked up the steps leading to the rear of the Capitol. Located south of the Capitol is Providence Place, Rhode...Read More

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State House
82 Smith Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
401-222-2357

Flo's Clam Shack And Bar

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Restaurant | "Home of the Quahogs and fabulous Lobster Rolls"

Flo's Clam Shack And Bar Photo, Middletown, Rhode Island
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As we left Providence and headed down to Newport for the day, it was nearing lunch time. I was craving seafood and what better place to get it than in Rhode Island. We began consulting with our smart phones and tried to pick a place that sounded as far from fine dining as possible. When I came across Flo’s Clam Shack, it sounded like just the place for us. Located in Middletown, between Portsmouth and Newport, it sits on Rhode Island’s largest island, Aquidneck Island in the middle of Narragansett Bay. We parked in back as there is little parking on the street. After walking up the long ramp resembling a pier, we got in line to place our order at the window. The hardest part was dec...Read More

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Flo's Clam Shack And Bar
4 Wave Ave
Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
+1 401 847 8141

Mount Greylock State Reservation

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Attraction | "Highest Point in Massachusetts"

Mount Greylock State Reservation Photo, Hancock, Massachusetts
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We left Bennington, Vermont and headed toward Hartford, Connecticut. Our route took us through the western part of Massachusetts whose landscape is dominated by the Taconic Mountains. The Taconic Mountains start in northwest Connecticut and extend through western Berkshire County in Massachusetts. The mountains border the adjacent counties in New York and it follows the state borders of New York and Vermont. In Massachusetts, the Taconic Mountains are commonly grouped with the Berkshires Mountains which it borders to its east. In Vermont, the Taconic Mountains are commonly grouped with the Green Mountains. The Taconic Mountains are its own separate mountain range located within the larger Appala...Read More

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Mount Greylock State Reservation
Rockwell Road
Hancock, Massachusetts
(413) 499-4262

Battle of Bennington and the Monument

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Attraction | "Tallest Structure in Vermont and a great place to eat "

Sonny's Blue Benn Diner Photo, Bennington, Vermont
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Our brief stop in Vermont was in Bennington, the state’s third largest town. Although I had wanted to see much more of the state, we didn’t have that much time. So I intended to make the most of our short visit to the state. Bennington is home to the Bennington Battle Monument, the state’s tallest structure in the state. The monument is a stone obelisk that rises 306 feet. The monument commemorates the Battle of Bennington during the Revolutionary War. The battle occurred on August 17, 1777 when a group of over 1400 men defeated two detachments of General Burgoyne’s British army who were trying to capture a store of weapons and food that was located on where the monument now stands. Altho...Read More

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Battle of Bennington and the Monument
15 Monument Circle
Bennington, Vermont 05201
(802) 447-0550

Cheers Beacon Hill

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Attraction | "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"

Cheers Beacon Hill Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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Making your way in the world todayTakes everything you gotTaking a break from all your worriesSure would help a lotWouldn’t you like to get awaySometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see,our troubles are all the sameYou wanna be where everybody knows Your name. You wanna go where people know, people are all the same, You wanna go where everybody knowsyour name.Perhaps one of the most famous theme songs in television history, Cheers became a household name when it first debut on September 30, 1982. The show was so popular ...Read More

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Cheers Beacon Hill
84 Beacon St
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
+1 617 227 9605