Glad you all like the pics! ^^That was the first time I'd been to Westerly, and I was pleasantly surprised. It's a nice town.
Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas
Beautiful thread! Those shots of the Capitol are very nice. And I have to confess, I didn't realize there were any kind of hills there at all. And oh man, that thunderstorm must have been totally badass to watch. Front porch, beer, on the beach you say?
My sister in law's parents lived in Rhode Island for about a year a few years back. They loved it. They lived about 3 blocks from the beach and would go walking down there every day. They talked about how cool it was to actually have snow on the beach.
Yeah, the storm was a great experience. It's hard for this Northern California guy to grasp the fact that there can be a gigantic, insanely intense thunderstorm, but with barely any wind and very warm temperatures. The beer on the beach was the icing on the cake
It was cool when the storm started. We went to Walmart (haha, I know), and upon entering there was no rain, but these huge storm clouds. About 20 minutes after entering the windowless abyss, these booming rumbling sounds started, and when we got outside it was pouring rain so much that visibility was only a few hundred feet at best, and the earth was shaking (literally) from the thunder, as bright lightning filled the sky. It was pretty damn exciting to me. I think I've experienced maybe 5 thunderstorms here in CA, and they were completely insignificant compared to this. I also experienced a hurricane there when I was maybe 5, but I don't remember too much.
The beaches and marshes/ponds in Rhode Island are great. My mother's family owns a house on the pond shown in the picture (and the boat, which has some great ocean-fishing and beer stories of it's own
), and It's a 10 minute walk from the beach shown in the pics. I've never been in the winter though, so I've never seen snow on the beach. Sounds cool.
It's been two years...I need to get back there!