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Our Spring Vacation in DC

Last Spring, Jeff and I took a quick road trip down to Washington, DC. Because hotels in the city were so expensive at that time (we went right around Cherry Blossom Season) we stayed a bit outside of DC in Alexandria, VA. I loved having a second place to experience, especially one with a different type […] Read more…

ASRI’s Environmental Education Center

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island (no affiliation with the National Audubon Society) was founded in 1897, and today the organization protects and manages 95,000 acres of land. Several years ago they built a little gem of an Environmental Education Center right in Bristol, RI. The Center has classroom and auditorium space, a great gift shop with lots of toys […] Read more…

United States Botanic Garden

A few weeks ago, I was visiting DC for work and was able to check out the United States Botanic Garden. The current structure is a result of an idea hatched by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison back in 1820. Today, the Garden is committed to demonstrating the aesthetic, economic, cultural, therapeutic and ecological […] Read more…

World’s End

World’s End is another spectacular property that is part of the Trustees of Reservations Network. It is a 251-acre peninsula and is technically one of the Boston Harbor Islands, which were formed by retreating glaciers. The landscape is made up of rocky coastlines, broad hillsides, open fields and woodlands, as well as saltwater marshland. World’s […] Read more…

Smith’s Castle Gardens

Smith’s Castle is not a castle at all, but a historic home on a historic piece of land that was once the site of Roger William’s (the badass founder of RI) trading post. The “castle” was given it’s nickname because the original structure, which was burned down in a 1676 conflict with the local Narragansett tribe, was […] Read more…

Tomato Day at Casey Farm

Casey Farm is a historic, working farm in Saunderstown, RI. The property is situated on a rolling hill overlooking Narragansett Bay, and driving by this picturesque farm is the highlight of my daily commute. Casey Farm’s Coastal Growers Market was voted one of the top 5 Farmers’ Markets in New England by Yankee Magazine. My friend Kendalyn invited me […] Read more…

Vermont Cheese Trail

Thanks to some previously forgotten hotel rewards points, Jeff and I were able to go away last week for our 4th Anniversary and do something I’ve been meaning to do for years, the Vermont Cheese Trail ! The Vermont Cheese Trail Map was created by the Vermont Cheese Council, an entity dedicated to the production and advancement […] Read more…

Norman Bird Sanctuary

It is really hard to try to capture and describe how amazing the Norman Bird Sanctuary is. I first became acquainted with this beautiful 300-acre preserve in Middletown, RI as a camp counselor in my college days. It was definitely one of my most memorable summers, getting to hike all over the property and teach environmental education to […] Read more…

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