RHODE ISLAND made my HEART SING.
I LOVED THE PEOPLE,history, charming OLD homes, the ocean and especially the SALVAGE YARD as one enters NEWPORT!
This made me think of THE ITALIAN!
Only because we have a similar version in our HOME!
I also LOVE BLOGGING as it is a way to meet other people in distant lands.
SO, when I knew I would be traveling due EAST I contacted this BLOGGER EXTORDINAIRE.
A PREPPY EMPTY NESTER
asking her if she would be able to meet up.
I was delighted she would come to me and we could go to one of the restaurants another INSTAGRAMMER(Bette Bearden Pardee) had suggested for me to visit.
HONEST TO GOD
WE HAD THE BEST TIME
ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT OTHER BLOGGERS!
As we left to part ways WE both REALIZED we needed a PHOTO!
SO we gave it a GO!
It was a bit windy!
AS YOU can see these areNOT THE BEST photos of either one of us BUT we were having FUN TRYING!
WE ended up going back inside for a REAL PERSON to SNAP our PHOTO.
AFTER A FEW TAKES……………
WE GOT THIS ONE!
KATIE writes a VERY DIFFERENT BLOG from mine.
SHE has a GRAND sense of HUMOR and reads BOOKS like no one else I know!
SHE NEVER has TO COOK DINNER!
AS I was traveling around and INSTAGRAMMING my surroundings a FOLLOWER of mine informed me that MY GREAT GRAND DADDY times 4 BIRTH HOME was not far from where I was staying.SHE also, mentioned she would LOVE to have a cup of TEA with me!
As I needed to make my way in the direction of the AIRPORT I asked her for the address so I could DO A DRIVE BY!
SHE delivered address into my private messages and told me an ancestor still lived in the HOUSE!
She also told me it was A VERY BUCOLIC SETTING!
Note the REFLECTION on the HOOD of MY RENT -A-CAR!
This is the HOME where GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE was born and raised.
I found the house after making a wrong turn
meeting a man who’s SON lives in MILL VALLEY!
This man who is related to me holds the GUN that was smuggled out of BOSTON in a horse drawn wagon filled with hay.
IN the 1700’s.
He had MANY stories to share with ME!
I was there for over two hours and I should have been recording .
I drove right up to the HOUSE and his dog let him know I was THERE!
There were many fascinating things he told me and showed me.
I canNOT THANK
A LOVELY INCONSEQUENCE
enough for directing me to MORE of my HISTORY.
NOT ONLY did I get to meet a relative
I also had the lovely experience of meeting up with DONNA for a glass of wine!
SHE writes a BLOG as well
and SHE couldNOT have been SWEETER to turn around and get dressed to come back OUT after WORKING ALL DAY TO MEET ME!
AS YOU CAN SEE I HAD A
ADVENTURE BACK EAST.
I canNOT wait to GO BACK.
DESCENDANTS of GENERAL NATHANAEL GREENE