(2009) Providence

Visiting the Northeast

My friend Craig and Dan’s good friend Aaron lives in Providence, RI – just a quick 3 hour drive from our house. We decided to visit them both and tour the historic city for the weekend. The trip duration was extended by 1/2 an hour each way, both times by traffic. Apparently that’s not an unusual occurrence. While we were there we had some amazing weather, from crystal clear skies to tremendous downpours complete with thunder and lightening.

October 24-25, 2009
Providence, RI

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Lunch at the Red Stripe Brewery

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Red Stripe

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Providence neighborhood

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Historic buildings

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Sign on the building in the previous photos

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Neighborhood street

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Clock tower

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Historic brick building

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Garage behind house in previous photo

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House under renovation

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Nice weather vane (downtown buildings)

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More neighborhood buildings

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Looks like nice places to live

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I love streets like this

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Possibly original cobblestone street

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It was very steep

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Aaron’s apartment

The next morning was clear and bright, so we took a quick trip to the ocean. It was a nice drive and good company. The Atlantic ain’t got nothing on the Pacific though!

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Dan and Aaron in the back of Craig’s jeep

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The boys

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Horseneck Beach State Reservation

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Dan and Aaron enjoy the unusually high surf

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“Look what washed up on the beach!”

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Me, as Dan saw me

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A seagull, as I saw it

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Craig commented on how usually rough the surf was

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Dan on a not-so-sandy part of the beach

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Dunes

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Dune-encompassed fence

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Beach house

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The road near Goosenecks (just down the road)

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Lunch at the Bayside Restaurant

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OMG but the fish was HUGE! (and tasty)

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House along the way home

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Rhode Island has the coolest plates

One comment

  1. Richard Cady says:

    Yes, that very steep street in Providence has its original cobblestones. I lived there in a now demolished three-decker apartment where you now see new housing. It was 1966-67. Bowen Street was then a two way street! It was really treacherous in the winter, and often as treacherous at other times when sand would be deposited on the stones after a heavy rainfall. From our second story porch, we found it great sport to watch drivers try to negotiate their way up or down its narrow path in all seasons and every kind of weather. Later, a barrier was put at the top to stop downhill traffic.

    I greatly enjoyed looking at this site with its photos of old haunts.

    I am now a transplanted Providence native who has – for the past twenty years – been a Santa Fe, NM resident.

    Thanks again for a trip down memory lane!

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