Noone in the house was awake before 11.30.
We walked out to the Culinary Museum. The adult charge is $8, but the student on the desk put me through as a child ($2).
We caught a bus back to town to avoid exhaustion and had a huge kebab lunch at East Side Pockets (it’s $7 but good value). Then my host showed me around the downtown area.
That evening I went to Providence place – America’s second largest carpeted mall. I drooled over all the lovely things in Williams-Sonoma, bought some socks, then swindled a free shoe cleaning from some demonstration. I was then pulled in to a vortex disguised as a tea shop. They start you off on sweet fruit teas where you can’t even taste the tea, then literally pull you further and further in to the shop.
“Are you thinking of getting in to loose leaf tea?”
“Try this one!”