All the hopes, planning and optimism in the world simply cannot change the course of reality.
Went to visit the coastline of the state of Rhode Island, camera charged and ready. Eyes alight with anticipation as to what I'd see, capture and share on my blog.
Fate is laughing.
Doubled over in glee.
Clinking overflowing goblets of Merlot with Bacchus between snickers and snorts.
Tricked by the shining sun, above average temperatures and dry roads.
All is not what imagination contemplated.
Route 1, usually a "scenic" road, was, for lack of a better term, weird.
We were sent on loops and rambling U-roads that took us to see, homes. Americana at its most normal and unhistoric. The ocean, vistas of harbors, inlets and oceaniana were missing.
Honestly, that wasn't the weird part. What WAS strange, was the fact that the "town" we were looking for, was never located. No matter how much back tracking and different roads we took. We never found it. Maps were useless.
Route signs disappeared.
We ended up 4 towns over before we realized we were following a whole different route.
We turned around and went back.
Going backwards provided us with the signs and routes that we should have seen going Forwards, but didn't exist.
We ended up brain fried and stopped at a Holiday Express Inn. Very nice. Actually, the nicest part of the whole trip besides the sun and temperature.
We could walk to Chili's where we ate supper. Delicious!!
We could walk to church this morning. The novelty of walking to the places we needed to get to from our motel was quite the treat.
Leaving this morning, we found Rt 114 North. Ah! THIS was what we were looking for. Places of historic significance. True, if you like the arts and crafts, little shops filled with little gifts and high prices, then this trip might have been a success for you.
This time, we were able catch glimpses of ocean! Yes! and covered boats, Yes! and finally, Finally, something to take pictures of to share with you.
I don't believe I have to say a word. This was truly worth a photographic memory being taken.
What do you think??? BTW - Remember, click on the picture to get the "bigger pic" so you can see all the writing......
Some of these sentiments, truly touch the heart. I know they did mine.