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Pawtucket wasn't an obvious stop when we planned this trip. It hardly gets a mention in the boring guide book, but we decided to stop there for two excellent reasons. One, it was a mid-point between our intended target of Newport. Two, the Pawtucket Red Sox were at home, giving us an opportunity to satisfy our craving for more Baseball.
... Glen & Barbara a couple days before) and we were so happy they came to such a great show with an amazing crowd. After the show, we drove out to a pancake diner where we gorged on way too much food and laughed a lot.
The shows were remarkable and fun and the weather couldn't have been any better if we had tried. All in all, it was a lovely day and one of those moments that make you believe you could do this forever.
Good Monday morning
Up early and off the dock at 7:15am, a gorgeous sunny morning! flat calm seas, blue sky, no fog ...now this is cruising! Leaving Newport with no fog is beautiful strange when we came in Through the fog we saw nothing and there was lots to see. We have a long day of cruising today.
Ill upload a few pics from this morning.
We ended ...
... of what became New England. They used whale oil for lighting and heating. They used other parts of the whales, such as the skins, and they used even the bones for carving art, called scrimshaw. The museum there was gorgeous, from the building, down to the displays. In one part, they had a whole skeleton of a huge whale hanging from the ceiling. In another part of the museum, they had put together an entire whaling ship! I stood there, ...
... go the gas lamps could be operated. But it wasn't all fancy for show; they were also completing the decadent lifestyle upstairs! I went into one bathroom on the second floor and there was a bath tub with two cold and two hot taps. There was one cold tap, one cold salt water tap and one hot tap and one hot salt water tap! Because of the health benefits associated with salt water the salt waters were pumped up to the bathtub directly from the sea outside! I don't even ...
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