Our Sunday morning walks of Nana and Pappa continue, and this Sunday we decided to stay close to home. The Patriots are playing so we just can't go that far, especially when it is a 1:00 game. So today we drove out to Warwick Neck to the site of the old Rocky Point amusement park. As you may or may not know these Sunday morning walks always start at a local diner, today it was the Sunrise Diner on West Shore Road. This is a great little spot and the price was right. My morning two eggs, home fries, and toast typically cost five to six dollars, today two bucks! Nana had an omelette with home fries and toast and we both had coffee... total was under twelve dollars...can't beat that price anywhere. From the diner it was a short drive to the parking area at Rocky point and Carol and I started out to explore. At the start of the path they laid out the rules, lots of rules but it's fine since I left the horses at home. . . The walking trail is paved here for the most part. The old arch still stands and some of the towers for the tram that used to be here. The views of the bay are spectacular and a lot of quahogers were working this fine Sunday in their boats just off the shore. Lots of people walking too, and dogs, lots of dogs. Soon Nana and I found a a trail off the pavement and along the rocky shore (I am guessing that is where Rocky Point got it's name). The views just kept getting better and we both like being away from the pavement and up and down the rocks. Carol found some flowers and started a bouquet. By the time we returned to the car she had a great bouquet which now sits in our kitchen...and BTW, the Patriots lost in the final minutes of the game. Here are a few more pictures from the day.
Rocky Point is one of those places that every Rhode Islander should go explore. Lots of history here, from the first Presidential phone call to a Babe Ruth home run. Get out here and explore.