We were parked against the railing of the Brown Campus, checking the Internet on our cellular devices for "child-friendly things to do in Providence" when Bo pointed to a group of students picnicking on campus and said, "I know! Why don't we just go and chill with those students over there."
Someday, Bo. Someday you shall chill with the students. For now? We are going elsewhere to party.
And that is what we did. After driving around for an hour looking for child-friendly things to do, we left Providence to find the Holiday Inn Express in Warwick. (Hal REALLY wanted to go to Warwick because-- NERD ALERT -- he grew up in Warwick, NY and always wanted to check out Warwick, RI.)
Anyway. We arrived at our hotel and, thanks to the woman at the front desk learned about East Greenwich, RI which IS AN ABSOLUTE GEM, you guys.
I mean, SOLD, right?
We fell in total and complete love with East Greenwich. I wish we had more than a few hours to tour the town. Fortunately, we ate at Finn's Harborside (check their event calendar! It's such a party! Bring your kids, man! GET ON UP!) and spent the evening dancing with strangers who could not have been more accommodating to our crew. IT WAS SO FUN.
And speaking of bands from Rhode Island...