Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For Tuesdays, After the Afternoon Delights

Summer offers so many afternoon delights in the Narragansett, RI region. Yeah, yeah, the South County Tourism Council thinks Narragansett is just part of the South County Region and the State thinks we are in Washington County but if you have been here you know we are the epicenter of fun. But I digress.

We've got the beaches, the nature trails, the museums, the shops and the restaurants galore. You can golf, bike ride, horseback ride, wave ride with sail boards, surfboards or kayaks. You can wander the historic areas and gawk at the fine Victorian architecture on tree lined streets. You can see a real Tiffany window at a local church. Take a trolley tour to pick up a little history and then eat lunch at the historic Towers. Visit farmers markets, go fishing, or stuff yourselves flats full of pick your own fruits to take home to your city friends.

You can always rest on the porch or in the yard here at the Blueberry Cove Inn. You can even retreat to your air conditioned room for a little nap. Once you are rested but not ready for dinner plans you might want something "light" to fill the time.

On Tuesdays at 5 pm,  take the opportunity to join a guided tour of the botanical gardens at the University of Rhode Island. If you have never visited the campus it you will find that it is a lovely blend of architectural styles and extensive plantings. The RI Agricultural Extension Service makes its home on campus and an astonishing variety of plant experimentation takes place on the main campus (including the College of Pharmacy's medicinal garden) and at their nearby farms.  If you can't make it on Tuesdays, you can request a campus guide and tour on your own. With or without a guide it is a relaxing way to spend the early evening. So go, hold hands with your companion. Sneak a little kiss. After all, Virginia isn't the only place for lovers.