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A Dose of Rhode Island


July 2, 2007 from Bristol, Rhode Island

In addition to making a few stops at Dunkin' Donuts while in Rhode Island, there are other must dos as well. Del's frozen lemonade is a must have! You better not leave the state before having some. And don't worry it's not too hard to find, it's almost as common as Dunkin' Donuts. Next you have to try a Hot Weener. Now I'm not sure what this is, but it was pretty good. They tell me it's not a hot dog and that it's not any kind of sausage. They top it with some other meet, onions, and some sauce. I guess it's a Rhode Island thing, but it still doesn't beat a Hot Hamburger in Clanton, Alabama. Lindsay insisted that I try a slush puppy (it's just like a slurpee, but it's no shave ice like in Hawaii). If you make it to Bristol stop by the Bristol House of Pizza. As for some of the best pizza I've had it was a big thanks to Lindsay and Lauren's mom, grilled pizza on pita bread.

Once again another thanks to U.25 magazine and thanks to Lindsay in Bristol for contacting me. There was Lindsay (23), Lauren (25), and their little brother Evan (20), so they were all in the demographic of U.25 magazine, but it was Lindsay who got the ball rolling. So thanks and thanks for having me for the night.

Unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll be in Bristol, RI for the 4th of July, but I can assure you it's probably the best 4th of July celebration in the country. I LOVE small town life on the 4th of July. That's one thing big cities just can't compete with. It's invaluable to be walking up and down the street and see dozens of faces you know (or hundreds in the case of Lindsay). Bristol is home to the country's oldest 4th of July parade. With over 200 years of practice they know how to get it done. And the stripes in the middle of the road, they're not yellow, oh no, they're red, white and blue! Even though I'll miss the parade I was able to enjoy the carnival and the small outdoor concert where the entire town congregates.

Planning a trip to Rhode Island? I would say that the last week of June and first week of July is the time to do it. I was fortunate enough to be in town at the right time, as the "tall ships" were in. I had a lovely boat ride around the Newport harbor to take a look at these impressive boats.

Oh... and don't forget to take a look at Rhode Island's famous roadside attraction; the big blue bug in Providence.


Blog Date Posted: Jul 2, 2007 5:55pm EST | 481 words | comments 1 Comments
Comment by drew wheelan
From Narragansett, RI

Glad to hear you enjoyed our state. Your site is inspirational. I'm cooking something similar up myself. Keep up the good work.