Downtown Providence

We planned to stay in Rhode Island for only one night in order to have time to incorporate a kind of, sort of, last minute addition to our trip*.

*More on that later.

Even without this, Hubby would have scheduled us for one night in the smallest state of all under the premise that a state of this size could ‘be done in one day’.

I feel for Rhode Island.

New Jersey is the fourth smallest state.

I would hope we offer more than one day’s worth of entertainment.

 

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We started the day at a bakery, so naturally things were already looking up for Providence and me.

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Even though we were visiting on a Saturday, the city was fairly quiet.*

*I say fairly, because Lance did witness one couple having a rather intense argument which he felt the need to post to his Snapchat story**.

**It’s things like this that make me think I’m married to a teenager.

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The well-kept streets and greenery every which way made Providence feel less like a city and more like a rather large town.

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We stumbled upon the Alex and Ani Institute, and naturally I had to be a little bit of a stalker and take a picture.*

*Explain this one. Though their training headquarters are in downtown Providence, they don’t actually have a standalone location there.**

**Don’t worry, we went to the one in Newport, RI.

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This sign amused me for some reason.

Every which way we turned, different mediums of art could be found which made our wandering of the streets rather fascinating.

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Text based mural of Guillermo Gómez Peña 

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Perhaps the most intriguing sight downtown was a glimpse through the windows of Nazo Lab’s headquarters:

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We quickly Googled them, because something of this nature needs an explanation, and learned that they are an international performance group of artists.

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I don’t know how anyone could walk past such window sights and not be intrigued.

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The little taste I got of Rhode Island gives me the want to spend even more time in this cute as a button state*.

*I wonder if Rhode Island feels self-conscious about its size. If so, such comments probably don’t help. In which case, I will strike that previous comment and change it to this:

We enjoyed downtown Providence so much, I left wishing I had an entire week to spend in a state brimming with multiple opportunities for enjoyment.

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