Days 48-49 – Providence, RI

Let me just start by saying how much I enjoyed Rhode Island. I was sad there was no Quahog, but happy there was a Newport 😉

Before leaving Martha’s Vineyard, an older gentleman told me about the WaterFire at nights and it was worth seeing. When I got to my hotel, south of the city, I was sleepy but rallied to go out and see this water fire event. The downtown riverfront was swarming with people waiting for the piers of light to be ignited. It was festive and fun. But it wasn’t long before I was ready to crash, so we drove back to our hotel and made plans for the next day.

Sunday morning I found a small Christian church to attend (New Beginnings Christian Church). Traveling around it is great to be reminded of all the other believers in Jesus and to see their different styles of worship. This gathering was small (so small that they used prerecorded worship music to sing to), but that did not diminish their passion for God. It was a lively and encouraging morning.

Instead of going solo for the day, I found some local breweries that allowed dogs, so I snagged Jasper and off we went to Pawtucket! It was hot out, so luckily they allow dogs inside at Bucket and Foolproof Brewing. Jasper was well behaved and got all sorts of pets and loves.

For a late lunch we headed up to Federal Hill where there were a bunch of Italian restaurants surrounding a fountain. Constantino’s allowed dogs, so that’s where we sat until it was time for our Providence Ghost Tour starting at Prospect Terrace Park with the great views of the city.

The tour is $18 if you book online, an even though I saw it was overbooked, the tour owner allowed me and Jasper to jump in that night. She did a great tour, stopping through both historical and ghostly stops. Her stories were interesting and on point. Definitely worth the tour. We didn’t see any ghosts, but with all those stories of death and murder…I don’t doubt they are there :).

Before heading west to New York, I made a stop to walk the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI. It was a good…7 mile walk round trip and we were pretty tired after. We stopped at the Newport Creamery for a treat and then laid out on the beach at Jamestown Harbor. Providence was much cooler than I expected and I’m really glad we made the stop!

Stayed At: La Quinta Inn & Suites Warwick Providence Airport – $326.48 for 2 nights (used points), dog friendly (free)

Ate At: (1) Constantino’s Venda Bar and Ristorante – $18 Pappardelle alla Bolognese, $24 half bottle Chianti Classico, dog friendly patio; (2) Newport Creamery – $4.89 Choco-Nutter Awful Awful – Buy one, get one free on Mondays (she gave me a large for the price of a small)

Drank At: (1) Bucket Brewery – $10 6-4oz tastings, dog friendly inside; (2) Foolproof Brewing Company – $4 4-4oz tastings, dog friendly inside & out

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