Saturday, December 16, 2006
Hello, itty-bitty Rhode Island!
I added another state to the Banks resume today. Little Rhode Island, the smallest state in the USA, had never been visited by yours truly. Our target was the little seaside town of Newport, about two hours from the Greater Bristol area. With the temperature in the low 50s, it didn't feel like a typical December New England day. Newport is a beautiful old town, with many old churches (several dating to the 18th century), narrow streets and interesting shops along the waterfront. Being a big fan of old New England churches, I snapped a few photos of Christ Church, which was established in the early 18th century. A neatly kept, old graveyard flanks the church. Here's a grave marker that dates to 1729!