Discuss the state of Rhode Island.
Didn't have the time, but I was going to originally. These are the best pics from the trip. I saw that we were doing RI this week so I figured that I'd just plop them in here to go with the RI conversation. If I get a chance I'll make a separate thread though if you would like...Did you ever make a thread to show your photos? You should if you didn't do that yet.
It would make sense to make a separate thread. That's the standard when you have a bunch of pictures of a place to show to everyone.Didn't have the time, but I was going to originally. These are the best pics from the trip. I saw that we were doing RI this week so I figured that I'd just plop them in here to go with the RI conversation. If I get a chance I'll make a separate thread though if you would like...
The official name is "The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations" which makes it the state with the longest name. Rhode Island is the island that Newport (and Middletown and Portsmouth) sit on. The island is known as Aquidneck Island and that is what almost everyone calls it, but it is officially, "Rhode Island." Originally, the state had two capitals, Providence and Newport, and Newport was actually the far larger and more important city for much of the colony and state's history. So Rhode Island was actually the cultural and political center of the state, and the rest was simply known as Providence Plantations.why is it called island again?
Rhode Islanders are notorious for having a low tolerance for distance, they almost literally cannot drive anywhere that is more than 15 minutes away. More than 15 minutes and a trip becomes a journey. People from the Providence area will stay overnight at South County beaches in the summer (about a 40 minute drive).Absolutely love this state!! I was there for the first time on Memorial Day weekend. Mostly saw the Providence area. Absolutely beautiful. I am amazed by the smallness of the area, reminds me of the UK. Everything is an hour or so away.