Church Trip 2017

Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City

Day 9

This morning, we decided to once again skip breakfast (save our scant leftovers from Mike’s) in favor of eating an early lunch. We left Boston and drove south into Rhode Island, stopping in Newport to grab an early lunch at a food truck we discovered last year called Newport Lobster Shack. We each got a lobster roll and an ear of corn for for a tasty lunch.

Newport Lobster Shack
Newport, RI

You can’t beat fresh-off-the-boat lobster, especially when eaten dockside!

* – Would definitely visit again

** – Exceptional, must visit if you’re in the area

*** – Worth making a special trip to eat there

For more info on food ratings, click here.

Rhode Island Coast

After lunch, we traveled around the coast of Rhode Island to several lighthouses, including a lighthouse museum/aquarium, an abandoned fort, and more. It was raining too hard at one of the lighthouses for us to get out of the car, but we were able to enjoy the view at the others and to learn a bit about the towers’ histories.

Dinner // Connecticut Coast

We finally finished our lighthouse exploration as it neared evening, and drove to Noank, CT to Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough, another place we discovered on our last trip. We enjoyed two types of soup and crab cakes to split, and an ear of corn and a lobster roll apiece.

Note: I’m revoking Abbott’s restaurant stars. While it was really good the first time we ate there, we were very disappointed this time.

New York City

After supper, we drove I-95 through Connecticut towards New York City. Though the traffic was terrible, we did get to enjoy a nice sunset and views of the city on our way to our hotel on Staten Island.


Tomorrow, we will explore New York City and then head south through Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington, D.C.
That’s all for today! Thanks for reading.

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