Lodging, Transportation and Food –
All four of us flew into Boston, and we were able to arrive within 3 hours of each other. Lois and I were able to get RT tickets for $160, thus removing any doubt that it was the least expensive time/money vs. driving up route.
Rhode Island is the smallest state, and is only 37 miles wide and 48 miles long; however, it has over 400 miles of shoreline. And it has some of the biggest vacations “cottages” you can imagine. More of that later.
Our first trek through CT was an afternoon drive down scenic hwy 169 in eastern CT. It was a very pretty drive with stone fences in front of many homes/farms/churches.