New England holds a special place in our hearts. Not only do we have ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower, my mother was raised there in a quiet little town south of Boston. Whenever we have the chance to make a visit back there, we jump at the chance. This month Mark had a board review conference in Providence, Rhode Island. Despite the fact that I got sick the first day we were there, we had a really sweet time and really enjoyed the time we shared with family.First order of business is lunch at Caserta's! It's the real deal people! And the pepper pigs! Yum. So nice to be with Aunt Gin and Uncle Len. Lots of chatty catching up and Mark had to get back to his classes, I got to go home with Uncle Len and Aunt Gin.
On the "hill". One of our favorite places in Providence. So Italian.
Today it was a Chocolate Peanut Butter Square for Mark and Lemon Tart for me!
Siena's on Federal Hill. Maddy introduced us to this fabulous restaurant a couple of years ago. They win "best of" awards every year. I think they were best in the state for Italian this year. Fantastic! If you go...get reservations for the back of the restaurant, it's more quiet.
The architecture up around Brown University is beautiful. We went to the museum at Rhode Island School of Design - RISD. It was fantastic! It is housed in several old buildings that are all joined together. A neat display of Japanese block printing...
Quito's is a family favorite. Their full bellied fried clams and scallops are the best in the world!
And the chowda... oh my! So nice to dine on the waterfront.
Questions about the industry...and we learned many things. A bullet is a lobster with no claws, a cull has only one claw. If they loose their claw in a fight...they will grow one back! Cool!
Maddy is adding to our collection in the cooler.
I don't look too excited, do I?
I think we took home about 12-13 when all was said and done!
What a gorgeous day!
Can't thank you enough - Eddy and Maddy, for your generous hospitality and love!
Now...four more days until my Open House!! Better get busy!