Wednesday, September 2, 2009


As promised, here's the pics from my adventure in Providence, Rhode Island. First off, I never ever thought of going to Rhode Island. At all. But it is the east coast, and I've always wanted to go there! Providence was very different than Seattle as far as large cities go. The people were friendly. Sometimes a bit too friendly! Anyway, here's my trip in pics.

Mount St. Helens from the plane during take off. I sat next to a wonderful naval pilot and a mission doctor from Cambodia. They were awesome.

Mount Rainier from take off.

Signs on a street in Providence across from the First Baptist Church of America.

View from the hotel, the Radisson on the Harbor.

The First Baptist Church of America, founded in 1638 by Roger Williams.

An eagle carved into the pillars of the gate at the State House.

Columns are a common sight in downtown Providence.

A trumpeter swan on the Woonasquatucket River.

The braziers for the Waterfire show. I missed it because I was flying back to Seattle the afternoon of the event.

Buildings on Westminster Street. This street was beautiful.

Loved this shot from the Skybridge between the Westin Hotel and Providence Place Mall.

Me in front of the State House. And yes, I found a Starbucks the moment I got into town!

Dorrance Street was one street I crossed the most. It was right between Starbucks and the Convention Center. It also was quite beautiful.

View of boats on the harbor from the hotel.

A black and white rendering of the red door on the Grace Episcople Church founded in 1829.

Another great view from the skybridge. I'm not sure which of the churches belong to these steeples.

Leaving Rhode Island. I was told that this is the bridge between Newport and the mainland.

Black and White of Philadelphia as we were flying out. The original picture was sooo hazy and cloudy, you could barely see anything at all. I did some serious work on this to clear it up, but black and white was really the only way to see it well.

A meandering river somewhere in the middle of the USA. Could be the Mississippi, I suppose, but I'm not sure.

Mountains and glaciers and an alpine lake still frozen over. Not sure if these are the Rockies or the Cascades. I'm thinking they're the Rockies.

Don't know which mountains these are either, but I like the perspective, how they stretch on and on.

The final bank coming into SeaTac Airport. This was a beautiful sight to come home to!

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