Providence, Rhode Island
Leaving Hartford I'm stopped by a man on the street who starts asking about my trip. He pulls out a video camera to interview me. I'm agitated but talk to him a bit. He asks: "Aren't you worried about riding around out here? It ain't safe for white boys like you and me." I'm weirded out and tell him I'm not worried about it. He says I might not get messed with on account of my beard which he calls "intimidating." He asks if I'm making an account of the trip and I lie. I said my name, so presumably he could get in touch with me, but bump that, I'm not associating with that guy.
I tell my host, Dior Nepcer, when I get into town. She's busy so I sit around for a few hours until she texts to tell me her phone died. I'm staying with her, her mother, and her sister. I worry about the family dynamic, lest I have another Pawley's Island situation. I see exceedingly little of the sister, but Dior and her mother are nice. I have a friend who goes to Brown here, but I don't realize the school's in Providence until I run into it. I hope to find Emma Watson here to ask for her hand. Not surprisingly, I don't find her. Surprisingly, the talent is pretty spectacular here, especially for an Ivy. I text a friend this and he reminds me that Brown is the state school of the Ivies. If the other Ivies have the same talent I will regret not having done better in school.
I see an old railroad bridge I want to take pictures of behind a supermarket. I walk through some brush to get to it, but there aren't any trespassing signs posted. I see an art piece on one of the girders that I recognize from pictures earlier on the trip in some gallery. The walkway along the bridge has long since decayed so I have to walk between the bumps on steel beams and grab the random wooden posts still standing. I reach the platform at the end and start taking pictures. A boat full of fishermen look on. Another pulls up and I faintly hear someone yell "Don't fall, man." I'm insulted he thinks I need the advice. On the way back I notice a tag on the beam saying "DON'T DIE DROID." I'm glad everyone seems to care. I go back to Dior's and we smoke in front of her mother. It's the first time I've smoked around a parent.
Rhode Island Kill Count
Small Bird: 3