Showing posts from December, 2012

What we've been talking about

We made this word cloud to illustrate what's been most often on our blog this year.  It's been a lot of fun for us, and we hope you enjoy sharing our adventures!

Happy Holidays from I {heart} Rhody

A warm and happy holiday from Erika and Bear!

This year our holiday celebration includes welcoming a new baby girl into the family, so we'll be taking off from posting for the rest of the holiday season. You may still find us (sporadically) on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

May your days be merry and bright!

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

IMG_8699.2 by Amy Martira Photography

Christmas Wickford RI by E Godfrey

Holiday Planter by I {heart} Rhody

Providence RI by provbenson2009

DSC_3007 by dadofliz

Crook Point Railroad Drawbridge by Mr. Ducke

Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial by ArtFan70

and the light was truly magic by wildiris

Untitled by Bell7283

Untitled by Bellamy Photography

First Baptist Church by h ssan

Ladd Observatory_4a_hdr by sixkings55

Untitled by Tyler_Elise

Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul by Mycophagia

ODC3 Straight by R Joanne

turbulant seas by enjoiskate8

Beavertail Lighthouse-3 by Royston_Kane

Gray's General Store by jimmywayne

Narragansett Bay, RI by Dragonfly Island

From a Guy's Yard in E. Providence, Rhode Island #26 by MyDay247

Chair and Tree by Armadillo Commander

PC020763_HDR.jpg by MStoeckle

Relaxing at India Point Park by GoProvidenceRI

Salty Brine Beach by mary jane 43

Untitled by markv20

Dining ~ Plouf Plouf Gastronomie

Plouf Plouf Gastronomie
Food Truck

We finally found ourselves at the same place at the same time as Plouf Plouf, a French Bistro food truck when we went to the Winter Farmer's Market. We'd been wanting to try it for awhile, and were excited to finally have the chance.

Bear is distrustful of food trucks and took a little convincing, but when she saw the menu, it was an easy sell.

We ordered Boeuf Bourguignon for me, and 'Ambuhger de Canard & Frites (duck hamburger with fries).

The bun was a little burnt, but the burger was perfectly prepared, with applewood smoked bacon, wild mushrooms and pea greens. The bacon was phenomenal, but duck doesn't make a great hamburger, in my opinion. Then again, I'm not a big fan of duck. Bear loves duck, but the burger didn't quite live up to her expectations. She liked it well enough, but it's unlikely she'd order it again.
The Boeuf Bourguignon was another story entirely. It was amazing.

The sauce was rich, the pasta …

Art scene ~ A Christmas Carol ~ Black Box Theater ~ Cranston

Artists' Exchange Black Box Theater
50 Rolfe Square
Cranston, Rhode Island
December 6 - 22, 2012

The Artists' Exchange Black Box Theater is a storefront theater on Rolfe Square in Cranston, just down the street from the Park Theater. We'd heard of them last year, and wanted to check them out.

We went to the opening night of A Christmas Carol, and had a really nice time. The theater is tiny - only 25 seats - which creates a very intimate atmosphere with the performance. Since we had seats on the floor, we were literally sitting on the edge of the stage. And it really is a black box, although there's a nice cafe (with really good cider) attached to the theater.

Just prior to the performance, we learned that the theater will be moving down the street to 82 Rolfe Square and a larger performance space. We also discovered that Bear knows the cellist, Flannery Brown, who gave a beautiful solo of "Patapan" at one point during the show.

I didn't want to take pic…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Jamestown Sun set by E Godfrey

Untitled by Bell7283

Full moon rising over Sachuest Pt. Middletown R.I. USA by robert.rinkel

Untitled by Bellamy Photography

Horseshoe Falls, Charlestown, RI by Wilks2010

Untitled by abdukted1456

Downtown Providence by Armadillo Commander

Snuff Mill, Gilbert Stuart birthplace, Saunderstown RI, late fall by print57

Standing Vestal by ArtFan70

Nightingale-Brown House by h ssan

Untitled by abdukted1456

DSC_1581 by dadofliz

India Point Park Benches by GoProvidenceRI

Untitled by markv20

bristol fall 2012 0 by jambori39

Newport by leith70

Reflection by Jerri Moon Cantone

King's Beach, Newport, RI by Dragonfly Island

Industrial Sunset by MStoeckle

Untitled by provbenson2009

Orion over Beavertail by Royston_Kane

Temple of Music detail by sixkings55

From a Guy's Yard in E. Providence, Rhode Island #27 by MyDay247

Closed for the Season - Rustic Drive-In by beyond providence