Some weekends I start off with a clear goal, identifying a destination, researching it thoroughly, and then creating a new post for this blog. Other weekends, a happy coincidence will lead me unexpectedly to a new destination, and I will gleefully recount the detours and circumstances that formed a new post. Then there are weekends like this one, when Friday, Saturday, and Sunday seem to teem with new experiences, a three day period of non-stop adventure.
With my girlfriend visiting Massachusetts for the past few days, we: stood high atop Boston and looked at a beautiful evening view, visited one of the oldest towns in America, saw an underwhelming national landmark, learned about the Pilgrims, and stopped by a 162-year old lighthouse. Once again, rather than a lengthy narrative, I thought I would again create a photo essay and let the images tell the story of the journey.
After a snowy Saturday night, the sun returned again on Sunday, along with warmer temperatures. As we both enjoy visiting lighthouses, we decided to turn our attention to Point Judith Light, a lighthouse in Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay. Built in 1856 after the original wooden lighthouse was knocked over in a wind storm, Point Judith Light is still in use as a navigation aid.
A city skyline at night, the oldest town in New England, historic buildings, rugged coastlines, an active lighthouse, and lots of driving… this was truly a busy (and enjoyable) weekend! Pilgrim Hall Museum is open seven days a week from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. The museum is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and children can enter for $8. Point Judith Light is closed to the public, but the adjacent park is free and open the public year-round. I hope you enjoyed reading this whirlwind tour, and thank you for coming along on another journey down the open road ahead!