Rhode Island

May 2011
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Camped at Fisherman’s Memorial State Park near Point Judith in the town of Narragansett, Rhode Island

A great campground with full hookups and almost within walking distance to the ferry to Block Island. Took an early ferry over to Block island and wandered the city before hiring a cab to give us a guided tour.  Other options were biking or moped.  

Our driver was a “local” and provided much history of the island and the inhabitants.  

The Ferry to Rhode Island  - we traveled on the day that the world was supposed to end, and must admit it was a bit thought provoking as we entered a dense fog on the way back, unable to see anything fore or aft.  

Sunday visited the beaches along the way back to CT.  Too cool to stay long in the shore breezes.  A great two day getaway.

Did you know?

Rhode Island is the smallest state in size in the United States. It covers an area of 1,214 square miles. Its distances North to South are 48 miles and East to West 37 miles. Rhode Island was the last of the original thirteen colonies to become a state. How did Block Island get it's name? The Narragansett Indians were the first inhabitants of Block Island as evidenced by remains that date back thousands of years. Their name for the island was “Manisses” which translates to “ Island of the Little God.” In 1614, Adrian Block, a Dutch explorer sailed to the island and gave it his name.

Client Testimonial

Beatuifully organized getaway. Choosing a campground with all of the amenities close to the Ferry made the Block Island diversion easy and special. We had great seafood dinners at the wharf when we returned. Lucky travelers.