Monthly Archive: August, 2014

Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, Rhode Island

Another of my favorite spots is Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, located in the town next to where I used to live in Rhode Island. The refuge is located on a reclaimed WWII airstrip that… Continue reading

Rhododendron Sanctuary Trail, Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut

I came across the Rhododendron Sanctuary Trail when I was looking for hikes in the state forest and thought it would be perfect for Alex since it was full of flowers and more… Continue reading

Bluff Point State Park, Connecticut

Bluff Point is my favorite place in Connecticut. Only a 25 minute drive from where I lived in Rhode Island, Bluff Point was a haven and my go-to spot for a hike; when… Continue reading

Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Slater Mill was another place I had always meant to visit while living in Rhode Island but never did. The mill is part of a historical complex that includes the Wilkinson Mill and… Continue reading

Newport Mansions: The Breakers and Marble House

One of the places I most wanted to visit on my trip back to Rhode Island were the mansions of Newport. I very much wanted to do the Cliff Walk because it’s a… Continue reading

Newport Cliff Walk

The Newport Cliff Walk is a 3 1/2 mile path along the coast that offer wonderful view of some of the Gilded Age mansions as well as the wild and rocky Atlantic coast.… Continue reading

Trolley Trail, Branford

My arrival to the Connecticut/Rhode Island area coincided with a drastic reduction in the days my friend Alex was working so we ended up getting to spend more time together than originally thought.… Continue reading

Views from the Balcony and Walks Around Town

I spent the majority of the few weeks I was in Connecticut staying with my friend Alex who very conveniently is renting a place on the Thames River that has a balcony with… Continue reading

Block Island Celebration

One of the first things I did when I got to New England was call my friend Mary to see if she had plans for that Friday night since I wanted to do… Continue reading

Wandering Around and a Walk at Monksville Reservoir. Or, That Turtle Just Peed On Me!!!

After the last barn we were heading towards the town of Warwick when we came across a turtle in the road. I love turtles and for the past few months, since I first… Continue reading