Rhode Island Town 17: North Providence (and a little bit of Johnston) - 7/16/2020
Hey Everybody, this is Tarynn! Welcome back! We are going on another journey in RI. This time we are going to North Providence and a quick stop in Johnston. We left home at 5:30 at night and went to visit some fun places.
We had made a reservation for Camp Nowhere at 5:45 pm, which was the only time slot available before 10:45 pm at this popular North Providence restaurant, so we had to leave the house at 5:30 to get there on time. When we arrived we got a table in the shade outside. It was very nice and we had distance from everyone there including the waitress. Camp Nowhere is different from other restaurants in that everything on the menu is $3.50. For example, you can get two sliders for $3.50, mozzarella sticks for $3.50, chicken tenders for $3.50, and cheese fries for $3.50. Drinks are $3.50 as well. I ordered orange juice and sliders. We also ordered loaded waffle fries and mozzarella sticks. Everything was really good and I would like to go back to this restaurant. When we left we walked down the street a little to get ice cream at the ice cream place down the road, Cool Licks. There I got maple walnut ice cream. It was really good.
After ice cream we got back in the car and drove to Captain Stephen Olney Memorial Park. We went and visited the small historic graveyard at the park. There and saw the stone of Stephen Olney, who was a soldier during the American Revolution. Then we walked along a path and on the side of the path, we noticed a weird looking tree. It went straight up for a little while then it turned off to the side and then went straight up again. It looked like a good climbing tree, so with a little help I was able to sit on top of it. We also found some geocaches as we explored the park. We also saw the historic Joseph Smith House on Smithfield Road. This house was built around 1705 and is the only stone ender left in North Providence.
After visiting Stephen Olney Park, we went to see the Greystone Mill, which was a textile mill that was built over 100 years ago. We looked at the outside of the mill and then we crossed over the Woonasquatucket River to to see a park and cricket field in Johnston. We went and saw the cricket field and explored around. There was a very nice little free library in the park as well. When we were leaving I saw four little rabbits grazing in the grass. Unfortunately, they hopped away before I could get a picture. 😟
Next we went to Governor John Notte Park. We got out of the car and walked to the beach over the bridge. This beach and the area around the beach looked really nice for swimming. Then we walked over to a gazebo that was covered with sparkling white lights and took some pictures there. We went and walked around the baseball field and headed home. Our evening in North Providence was fun and delicious!
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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!