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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... across a gem of a village called Stonington. It was a quaint town of mostly old white wooden houses, some of them quite grand. There must have been lots of sea captains living there in the old days.)
That night we had another wonderful meal at an Italian restaurant over the road and had meals without garlic and onion. I think my reputation is preceding me and FAOGCS (pronounced Faog~cs) is becoming a force to be reckoned with. (Are reading this Dan and ...
... a nautical motif or designed in an old-timey nature and painted in wild colors which certainly help to attract the tourists that they cater to. Streets are brick - think grey and unevenly placed, not red and meticulously groomed - which I found to be awesome. Being placed along the ocean doesn't hurt either, it certainly makes for a dramatic backdrop when taking a stroll along the boardwalk. Speaking ...
... or walk along the street you can still recognize some of the big name of the era on the gates to the homes – Firestone caught my eye on one. It made me wonder as I wandered through the area how many of the homes still in private hands are owned by descendants of the industrial and financial barons who built them (trust fund baby types - the old money) and how many by the CEOs, private equity managers, and hedge fund managers ...
Back in Colonial times through the early years of American
independence Newport was one on America’s leading seaports and one its largest
cities at a time when none were very large. Although not a museum frozen in
time, that rich early history makes Newport one of the most important concentrations
of colonial and early ...
... before it met the wok. Was it an oink or a woof or what?
I know you are wondering what the has to do with a day on Block Island...I got so excited to actually sit down in a nice restaurant at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. This was Todd English's restaurant Tuscany and the food was amazing. I couldn't help to think though that a $18 entree at this place equals 18 street food lunches back ...