I am now back in New Hampshire staying with Deborah in Wentworth. It’s interesting being back here. I somehow feel more mature when it comes to life on the road. I was only in my second week of Green Dots last time I was here and now that I’m back again I’ve completed 5 states. I am spending a couple days here to see the fall colors and then will continue on to Connecticut.
It’s also interesting to be seeing New Hampshire (my favorite state) back to back with Rhode Island (my other favorite state). They are so different and yet between both of them they cover all of the essentials of nature including forests, streams, meadows, oceans, and cliffs. Not to mention farms, small towns nestled in the trees, seaside towns, ports, and lighthouses which are equally as satisfying. Several friends have asked me why in particular are these 2 my favorite and I honestly can’t say. It’s the feeling I get, a feeling of deep contentment and serenity and I felt exactly the same driving through both of those states.
My week in Rhode Island was absolutely lovely. I wish I had had more time but ended up with only 2 sunny days of exploration but they were the best 2 days ever! The first day I explored Tiverton, Four Corners, had ice-cream at Grey’s Ice-Cream and drove to Sakonnet Point. I love the fairytale feeling throughout the region. I literally felt like I was being transported especially when I arrived in Newport. I wish I could have stayed longer so I could walk all of the nooks and crannies, explore all of the scenic streets, and meander along all of the beaches. In the day I had in Newport I walked the cliff walk twice and toured the beautiful Rosecliff and Marble House Mansions. I also drove the green dots over to Watch Hill (I love the Newport Bridge) and then returned to Newport in time to drive along Ocean Drive at sunset and walk down the historic streets to a coffee shop overlooking the water and boats. Heaven equals Rhode Island.