It's Tarynn's turn to write about our adventures...
Hello! Are you ready for another adventure? I hope so because today we are going to go and explore Narragansett and a little bit more of South Kingstown! We met a friend at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett and had a great time playing in the water and finding hermit crabs, rock crabs, and Periwinkles. Roger Wheeler is one of my favorite beaches, they have little waves that don’t knock me down, and there are lots of places to look for crabs and other sea animals.
On the way to the beach we visited many fascinating places. We visited the Hannah Robinson Tower in South Kingstown that is near the beaches and we climbed all the way to the top! There was a great view and on the way up and down I counted all of the levels on the tower. There were 6!
Another great place we visited was Kinney Azalea Gardens in Kingston. It was very beautiful. There were rhododendron and azalea bushes everywhere and it was very big. There were many different paths but we didn't have time for all of them. We went down a couple and we still saw a lot. There were bushes with flowers on them, and in the springtime, there are probably even more flowers. We saw pink ones, blue ones, purple ones, and ones with thousands of bees. I even saw a snake slither away through the garden. It was black with a white stripe going down the middle. We walked past many small bridges, took pictures under a stone moon gate, and there were a couple little fairy houses that we took pictures of. We left a rock on the stone moon gate.
After we left the garden we drove through the villages of Peacedale and Wakefield in South Kingstown, and then we went to the William C. O’Neill South County Bike Path. The bike path led us to the graffiti Tunnel Gallery. There were pictures that people had spray painted and painted on the walls, the ground and even the ceiling! I was very amazed and I wondered how people spray painted the ceiling without making a huge mess everywhere. We took so many pictures of the art and we left a painted stone by the entrance to the tunnel. Then finally after a little while we hopped in the car and headed on our way.
Soon, we arrived at the two towers in Narragansett. We saw an old fashioned clock called a sundial that tells you the time by where the shadow was and we took a picture in front of a fountain. We left another rock there on the rock wall. Then we went to the sea wall and looked at the cairns that people had made out of rocks.
After that we went to Aunt Carrie's which was like 5 minutes away from the beach we were heading to. We got some clam cakes, which were delicious, and we saw signs that let us know that Aunt Carrie’s is celebrating its 100th year! Then we headed off to meet our friends at Roger Wheeler State Beach.
At the beach we met up with our friends and carried our stuff to a spot on the beach. We set our stuff up and me and my friend and her younger brother splashed into the water. It took a little while but finally I went under the water with my friends. We found so many hermit crabs and we kept looking for more. During a little break from the water we went to the rocks and started looking for crabs. We found big crabs, little crabs, and tiny tiny crabs. When we had found over 20 crabs we went and built some mud cakes, a mud fountain, and seaweed soup. Then we went back into the water and cleaned off all the mud on ourselves and on the tools that we used. We stayed at the beach until the sun went down and then we packed up our stuff and headed to an ice cream shop called Brickleys.
At Brickley's we met up again with our friends and got ice cream. It was delicious. I got a kiddie maple walnut ice cream sundae with whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, walnuts, and a cherry. We ate our ice cream and headed home for a good night's sleep.
Thank you for coming on this exciting adventure to Narragansett and South Kingstown. I hope you had as much fun as I did. See you on the next adventure!
Other places we've enjoyed in Narragansett:
We are a family who loves to travel and explore. Covid-19 has changed our plans for summer 2020, but we are making the best out of the situation by exploring our beautiful home state of Rhode Island. During the summer of 2020, we are hoping to visit every town in Rhode Island. Thank you for joining us on our journey!