It wasn't until I met my wife in 2013 that I started traveling to the east coast. She's from the Boston area and typically flies back there once or twice a year to visit or shoot weddings (yes, she's a wedding photographer). We usually fly into Manchester, New Hampshire, but this particular time we flew into Rhode Island. We were there to shoot a wedding, I am the "second shooter" when her clients want two photographers. When we travel anywhere to shoot weddings we typically spend a week in the area to explore things we want to see or photograph. A mini vacation mixed in with work. We were staying in Newport, Rhode Island and had decided to spend the day sight seeing. I believe we were on our way to see a popular light house on the coast when we spotted this beautiful windmill driving through Middletown, Rhode Island. We had to stop and check it out! This windmill had a big millstone laying on the ground in front it and was begging for me to take a picture of it! Afterwards, I did a little Wikipedia search, and discovered this windmill is called Boyd's Windmill. It was built in 1810 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. In 1990 it was donated to the Middletown Historical Society, restored and moved to a beautiful park in Middletown.
One of the things I love about traveling in the New England area is the history. Getting to see history up close and personal is pretty cool for a Southern California boy like me!
How about you? What do you like about traveling?
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This was the coolest windmill! I’m so glad we found it!
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