We flew into Providence, Rhode Island, and arrived about midnight; it was pouring down rain. We rented a car without a GPS (you can rent them now for about $10 a day ~ and really . . . I thought I would rather spend $60 on treasures). We arrived at our Bed and Breakfast where the innkeeper had our room key ~ a real key ~ not a plastic card ~ in an envelope taped to the door. (This is the first thing we noticed . . . people don't worry about locking their doors or cars).
We stayed at the Edgewood Manor Inn, and it was amazing! It has been rated as having the 'best antiques', and you can see why . . .
We stayed in the Victorian home next door, which is part of Edgewood Manor.
The first night we had the whole house to ourselves.
Our room . . . it was old, not perfect, and I loved it!
Take a look inside the manor . . .
the dining room
a sitting room
the sun room . . . where we ate breakfast . . . just beautiful!
up the stairs and a peek inside a few of the other rooms . . .
My favorite piece in the whole house.
Before we took off in the morning, we realized we needed a GPS device; the streets and maps were just too confusing and I didn't want to spend my time looking at maps and missing the sites. So, first stop . . . Enterprise Rental Car.
some beautiful homes in the neighborhood and on Benefit Street in Providence
Downtown Providence . . . this one's for sale.
Rhode Island, in review:
Edgewood Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast ~ highly recommend/great breakfasts by a chef
City of Providence ~ don't need to go there
Wickford Village ~ a cute little village with a few shops, only takes about an hour
Great group of Italian restaurants in Providence on Atwells Avenue ~ we ate at Andino's ~ excellent
Get a GPS device
Thanks for hanging out with the long post. I filled the whole camera card on this trip. If you like New England architecture, it's here. Next blog will be day 2 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.