Fort Adams

Fort Adams was originally constructed as a small gun fort at the entrance to Newport Harbor during the Revolutionary War. It was taken by the British who left after three years, then was occupied by the French who were acting as allies with the colonials. After the War of 1812, a new and much larger … More Fort Adams

Roger Williams Park

Roger Williams Park is a very nice and very large park in Providence RI. There are several lakes, tennis courts, walking paths, Japanese garden, a museum, lots of statues, and a very nice zoo. From what one of the docents at the zoo told me, this is the most popular tourist location in Rhode Island. … More Roger Williams Park

Vanlife: Cooking

[NOTE: I’ve blogged all these “how-to” posts before, but am gonna re-run them on occasion, since folks may have missed them, and many of them have been updated or expanded since they were first posted.] So, how do I cook while living in the van? Often, I don’t. Walmart parking lots are usually surrounded by … More Vanlife: Cooking

Harkness State Park

Harkness Memorial State Park is the former summer estate of Edward Harkness, the wealthy son of one of the investors in the Standard Oil Company. The estate contains a garden, formal lawn, and the manor house known as “Eolia”. The estate was donated to the State of Connecticut in 1950 and is now run as … More Harkness State Park

Mystic Seaport Museum

The Seaport Museum in Mystic CT is set up as a typical 19th century Yankee whaling village. There are re-enactors, replica sailing ships, and the only still-existing wooden whaling ship. I had a great time here. Some photos from a visit. ​The Museum. The boat is the tugboat “Kingston II”, built in 1937 ​The “Mayflower … More Mystic Seaport Museum