Hannah and Je together

Saturday, 29 September 2012

US North East Trip – Rhode Island

Rhode Island is the very smallest state in America, having the longest official name of “State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.” People may easily think it is an island. Yes, its has some islands but mostly it is land between Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Newport, Rhode Island

We went to Newport, and it is very beautiful place. I thought Rehoboth beach was nothing to Newport. Its downtown area is pretty and cute, and it also has scenic driving which is really beautiful.

Newport Bridge

When we came into Newport, we crossed two bridges in a row – Jamestown Bridge from Mainland into the island of Jamestown, and Newport Bridge from Jamestown to Newport. As soon as we climbed upon the bridge, I just exclaimed, “Wow.”

Even though the picture above shows only sky and part of the bridge, the view from the door window was extraordinary. It was so beautiful. I think Jamestown bridge has more beautiful scene than Newport bridge (which means Jamestown is prettier than Newport).

Benjamin’s Bar in Newport, Rhode Island

We went into Benjamin’s Bar for lunch, not expecting much. We chose this restaurant because we did not want to spend lots of money at a gorgeous restaurant. Yes we were right about that.

Three Course Lobster Meal

We both had three course lobster meals. We were served with a 1¼lb whole lobster, of course cooked ones. It was so amazing. It was my first time to had the whole lobster like that (Hannah too). And how much we paid? One meal – three course lobster meal – was $15.99.

We were so much satisfied, I thought, “Oh my God, I can totally live here forever!” Newport is definitely very wonderful place having such beautiful scenes with so great seafood.

Where is our Next Destination?

One bad thing, really bad thing of picture is that it cannot contain the real beauty of the place. Even though I upload thousand pictures of Newport, you must personally go and see there to feel and  experience its beauty.

Newport, Rhode Island – definitely beautiful place.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

US North East Trip – Delaware and Connecticut

After Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, we headed to Delaware,  the neighbouring state.

A bridge on the way to Delaware

Delaware is the second smallest state in America next to Rhode Island. According to the population, it is 45th which is 6th backward, but by the density, it is 6th. It has nickname of first state because it approved the US constitution first among  the original 13 states.

There are lots of dolphin statues in Rehoboth Beach

In the state of Delaware, we went to Rehoboth Beach. If you go to Rehoboth Beach from New Jersey, you don’t have to drive all the way – there is shortcut ferry from Cape May, New Jersey to Lewis, Delaware which is the harbour next to the beach.

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is not the huge one but it is small and lovely. You can see the beautiful Atlantic ocean. And the beach walk along the shore is very nicely made with wood panels. Everything is so pretty and lovely.

Atlantic Ocean!

On the beach side, there is a small size amusement park and the price was amazingly cheap!

It was my first time to see the Atlantic Ocean, so I tasted it to see if it is really salty. 🙂

Rehoboth Beach is very nice place just to relax, and it is about 40 minutes driving from Ocean City, Maryland.

After that, we did not spend the night there, we went our way to Connecticut. We stopped at a Safeway for gas and also we bought some really cheap ready foods there. When I was in Winnipeg, Canada, I always saw Safeways everywhere. But after I moved into Illinois, USA, I see lots of Dominick’s whose store interior or uniform are exactly the same, and even they sell Safeway brand products. When I was fuelling, even my Dominick’s membership card worked at Safeway’s gas bar!

Management School at Yale University

We slept at a Rest Area on the highway, and the next morning we went to Connecticut. There, we saw the Yale University, one of the most famous Ivy League school, and also we saw some of the city.

There were lots of smart looking young students, and I thought one of them (or more) is the future president of America. And I also had the same thought when I went to Harvard University seeing some of lazy and drunken student – he may be the future president of America. (If you can understand my joke).

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