We finally made it to Rhode Island yesterday!
Estimated arrival time: 1pm
ACTUAL arrival time 6pm
The traffic from New York to Rhode Island was horrendous. Particularly New York. I’m not really sure how people commute from Pennsylvania or
New Jersey to New York. I’d be so irritated by the traffic.
The first thing we did once we arrived in RI was high tail it to the nearest Bed Bath and Beyond to finish shopping for my sisters dorm stuff.
I was kinda hoping to high tail it to the gym after having endlessly sat in the car 3 straight days and doing nothing but snacking, but no such luck.
Btw, these dried peach slices from trader joes are ahhmaze-balls. Seriously.
And so is their vacuum-fried pineapple chips!
We didn’t finish shopping until 8:30pm and didn’t get to dinner til 9pm.
Was anyone else aware that Providence was such an up and coming foodie city? Because i definitely was not. They actually held their first food and wine festival this year and there are so many fun restaurants in this little vibrant town.
We had dinner at the highly recommended restaurant Gracie’s, a super cute restaurant that specializes in new american food.
They cook mainly locally sourced foods and even have their own roof top garden where they grow their own fruits and veggies.
Finishing dinner at 10:30pm meant no gym time for me, but I did jump rope for a couple minutes in my hotel room thanks to the ultra high ceilings.
A jump rope is something I always pack with me whenever I go out of town. So functional and so portable.
This morning I did a quick run outside. I can’t get over how nice the weather is here! I was actually cold during the beginning of my run around 6:30am, but by the end it just felt amazing out.
I ran around the capital a couple times since it is right across the street from our hotel. I love the hills here!
Running is such a great way to explore a new city! Then I went indoors to do some weights at the gym.
Breakfast was quick and easy – an egg white whole wheat bagel from Panera Bread down the street.
Then we were off to move my sister into her dorm room. I still remember the day I moved into my dorm room and how excited I was. I’m glad my dorm room days are behind me – no more communal bathrooms for me, thank you
After walking up and down the stairs to her room many times, we worked up quite the appetite and headed to lunch. We ended up at a pita place where I had a dolma pita pocket – lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños, hummhs, tzitziki, tahini, pickles, herbs, and stuffed grape leaves.
I’m hoping to explore Providence a bit more and I’d love to see Newport – I hear it’s beautiful!
Favorite road-trip snacks? – I like to keep it on the healthier side and usually bring easy and portable finger foods like dried fruits and baked chips or crackers