Unforeseen Memorable Moments: A Shop Dedicated to All Things Rhode Island

Unforeseen Memorable Moments: A Shop Dedicated to All Things Rhode Island

A Journey into Hidden America - A Narrative from on The Road

Like in life, some of the best moments on the road are those that just arise unanticipated and unexpectedly.

These unplanned moments turn out to be the most precious and lasting memories. They are for more fulfilling than scripted moments and tend to compensate for those planned moments that too often just don’t work out as one had hoped.

I share with you such a moment recently experienced:

Don't get me wrong. I love those cute nautical lights, paintings, crafts, blankets and more than one finds in gift and souvenir shops along the coast. I also enjoy the perfume scent of the place and all those jams, chocolates and taffy as well as the t-shirts that are found there. But at times it can be difficult to distingush whether the coastal shop is located in Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Alabama or Oregon.

One shop we recently visited leaves no doubt of its whereabouts to its visitors.

Only In Rhode Island honors its name. It touts itself as "the original source for Rhode Island made products, Rhode Island gifts, and Rhode Island gift baskets". Now in its 15th year in Newport-based business offers local favorites, from Lightfoot's Pine Soap to Artisan Jewelry and Black Pearl Clam Chowder. It is all Rhode Island.

The owners tell us that most of the products found at Only In Rhode Island are unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, usually with an interesting story to tell - selected, they add, for its ability to reflect the unique beauty and diversity of Rhode Island.

Our kind of place.

For me see: http://www.onlyinrhodeisland.com