Saturday, August 14, 2010
Providence is a very cool city!!
After a fairly uneventful ride into and stay in Worcester, MA we entered the state of Rhode Island and were treated to a very fun weekend in Providence. We were extremely lucky to be the guests of Rachael and Doug Dean who have a lovely home on a hill overlooking the city and very close to the Brown University campus. Over the course of two days we toured the grounds of the college, enjoyed the Federal Hill District which is a haven for Italian bakeries, cafes, and restaurants and where Joel was serenaded by quite a character for his almost 50th birthday, and we were mesmerized by Water Fire on Saturday night which brings the whole community out for Peace and non-violence. We also ate dinner both nights at Hemenways on the river upon the recommendation of our friends Bernie and Linc...delicious! We really needed the day off of riding as our legs are quite tired. When we pedal off tomorrow and cross over into Connecticut we will have four states behind us. Thanks again to Mom and Dad who have been there every step of the way and who shared Providence with us! Thanks also to the Dean's neighbor Maureen who was a wealth of knowledge and a breath of fresh air:)