• Samantha Dawn

Road Travels: Providence, Rhode Island

As much as I would love to say we visited Providence, we literally were only there for a John Mayer concert and ended up spending no time in Providence.

Primarily, we spent our time in Warwick, where the airport is, we spent some time in Newport, and we spent a lot of time in the car.

Our journey began on Friday July 19 at 5am. We were going to stop in Old Orchard Beach, but because we knew how bad the traffic could be, we opted out of spending time at the beach. Instead, we made a pit stop in Salem, MA and it was very bewitching. It was really cool, I got a sage bundle to cleanse the house for good energy. I would only recommend going if you have an interest in witches otherwise, you probably won't like it because you may find yourself conflicted with your religion (You may not like that there is some satanic undertones with witches, I just ignore it). The Coven's Cottage looked cool, but you couldn't take pictures of the inside.

We then just made it to the Hotel and hung out for the night because we were all so tired. We stayed at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott and it was a great stay, would recommend if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a hotel for two nights.

On Saturday, we went to the beach in Newport, it was called beach #1 by locals. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BEACH. It's a great stretch of land with white sands and has showers, which is important. They also had a lunch spot which was a cute little beach hut. The water was so refreshing, it was 37 degrees that day.

After a few hours at the beach, we decided to go discover the mansions of Newport and there are a lot of them. I wanted to see Marble House which was owned by the Vanderbilt's and is a simple summer cottage. It was really interesting and I had no idea how influential this family was during the guided age especially for the suffragette movement. Alva had plates made with "votes for women" on them.

Then we went back to the hotel for naps and got ready for the concert. Again, the hotel was perfectly located between Newport and Providence. When we got to providence, the Cheesecake Factory was packed and the air conditioning was broken, so we went to Panera Bread. Love Panera.

We then headed to the concert, which you can read about here!

On Sunday, we started the journey home. It's 8+ hours. We stopped in Ogunquit, Maine, what a perfect little vacation spot. I instantly fell in love with it's small town beach vibes and it's slow pace. I really want to go again to explore some more.

Then we made it home and it was a long drive and thank goodness for my parents who run the front of the car and make sure we need to get where we are going. I thank them for their navigation and patience. They are amazing parents.

That was our trip to Rhode Island. Thanks for reading,

Samantha

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