Abi, Iris, and I spent the day walking around Newport and looking in the shops there. We didn't have a concrete plan in mind about what we wanted to do, but I had heard the view of the ocean from the Newport beaches was beautiful, so we ended up walking about a mile and eventually reached a beach on the opposite end of the town. It was a long walk in the heat, but we were able to stop and rest there for a while. I stuck my feet into the Atlantic Ocean, which whetted my appetite for my trip to the beach tomorrow with the rest of the Brown II cohort. It was weird, though enjoyable, to be at a beach that was actually hot and where the water was a reasonable temperature. In the Bay Area, my beach trips always end up being cold and foggy, and although this is atypical, I have grown accustomed to it.
The weather forecast for tomorrow is stormy in Providence, but we are taking our chances that the forecast will turn out incorrect and are heading for the beach anyway. It will be an adventure, and I'm looking forward to it! I am amazed that tomorrow will be the beginning of the end - our last week in Providence. My experience here has been eye-opening so far.