narragansett, ri

narragansett, riWhile Drew was in Quebec with the boys and his mom and aunt, I spent the week with Laura hanging out with my parents. On Wednesday we took a drive down to Narragansett, RI. My parents have gone down to the Point Judith area a few times and love it, so they thought it would be a fun outing. My mom especially wanted to take Laura to see the ocean for the first time. For as long as I can remember, my mom has always loved the beach, so sharing it was going to mean a lot. So after breakfast we packed up the beach chairs, the stroller, some drinks, and hit the road.

Traffic was a bit heavy getting down there, but we still made good time. Our first stop was Iggy’s, which I wrote about in a previous entry. I’d totally go back for the chowder and clam fritters — so good!. Then we headed over toward the Point Judith Lighthouse, which I was not able to get a great picture of, unfortunately. I took this one later on, but you get the idea.

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We spent a lot of time just hanging out, watching the boats and gulls.

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It’s been years since I’d been to the ocean. The last time I went to New London, CT and the beach was nice, but nothing like Rhode Island. It’s so beautiful and relaxing there.

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I’m not a big beach person by any means, but I did enjoy the trip. There’s something about the salt air that feels so good. I bet that if you could bottle it, you could make a therapeutic eczema herbal treatment out of it, LOL. Well, it certainly feels good if nothing else.

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Along the way to the beach there are these pretty fruit bushes. I’m not sure what they are, but my mom said she thinks they’re quince. The photo from my phone doesn’t do it justice — they were really cool!

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I loved dipping my toes in the ocean. The water was cold, but not as bad as I’d expected. Laura, however, was not impressed at all. I was a mean, mean mommy for letting her feet get wet, LOL! I’m sure someday she’ll be a little waterbug.

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It really was a lovely day. The cool ocean breeze felt wonderful and it was nice to just watch the waves and enjoy the peacefulness.

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2 Comments

  1. Enjoyed looking at your photos! Being from New England (CT), I have spent alot of time at the beach. The plant in your picture is not a quince, but is what’s commonly known as a beach rose (Rosa Rugosa) and what you see are the rose hips left after the flowers fall off. The hips are used to make jelly, although it is against the law to pick them from the beaches around here. Sometimes people call them beach plums, but that is not correct because the beach plum is an entirely different plant. :)

  2. Carol,
    I don’t think that’s a fruit at all. I believe it’s actually a rose bush and the “fruit” are actually the rose hips. I have roses very similar to these in my backyard. I also notice quite a few when we go to the Cape. They seem to thrive around water.

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