Monday, April 28, 2008

Narragansett Beach

We went to Wickford Village, RI and then to Narragansett Beach last Thursday with Jill and the girls. It was a beautiful day and we walked around the village and shops in the morning. Wickford is a picturesque town south of Warwick that sits on Narragansett Bay. John Updike is from there and based his book "The Witches of Eastwick" on the town. We freaked out a shop owner with the babies all grabbing different toys at the same time.
Kateri tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and cut her knee, but of course she wanted to keep walking. We fed the swan and the ducks in the marina and then left to find somewhere to eat. We drove across the bridge towards Newport and then decided to head down towards Narragansett Beach. We ate lunch at the Coast Guard House, which had a lovely view of the Bay, but the service was so-so. The babies loved the Calamari and of course liked the chicken fingers and fries!
After lunch, we went down to the back and collected shells and Cioci Jill had Kateri digging a hole with the girls. Sydney was loving the beach until she got hit by a wave walking near the water, She wanted to be held until Jill coaxed her into digging. Needless to say, the girls were covered in mud in no time and I told Cioci it was her problem to get them cleaned up. Can someone say "Cold Water"! No one wanted to leave until after the rinsed off in the water and then they were more than willing to get in the warm car! It was a fun day and I am glad we discovered the beach. We will have to go down when it gets warmer.

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