Awesome-Sauce: Boneheads Wing Bar

Rhode Island is a great place to travel in the summer.  Westerly, Newport, Narragansett, and Block Island are all well known tourist stops in the Ocean State. Of course, aside from the beaches, Rhode Island is also known for some unique food items- we’re looking at you coffee milk- as well as gourmet cuisine. Today’s blog takes us to the lesser known city of West Warwick, Rhode Island to Boneheads Wing Bar, a location recently recognized by Esquire magazine. This little bar has great theming, and an important calling card for all of you wing lovers- an eclectic selection of sauces from spicy to sweet. The restaurant itself is music-themed. The… Read More

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(Re)Visiting Edaville: Top 3 Reasons to head back to the Railroad

Chances are if you are from Southern New England your childhood included a trip to Edaville Railroad. You might recall a leisurely train ride through the park’s cranberry bogs or a visit to see the park’s Christmas Lights. We visited this past weekend and the train and the lights are still there, but a lot has changed at Edaville in the past few years. The former railroad park has been transformed into a theme park for families and is still expanding. Keep reading for the top three reasons that you should check it out. 1. A Variety of Attractions   After passing through the entrance you will immediately encounter the… Read More

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Disney’s Contemporary

In July Midways and Getaways took a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  This was not our first trip- we have been several times.  Walt Disney World is a popular resort  with many, many blogs that are solely dedicated to this park.  The purpose of today’s blog is not to recommend a Disney vacation (although we do recommend it), but to talk about one of the many choices that you have for accommodations once you have decided to visit the mouse.  How on earth do you decide where to stay? The first choice that you will have to make is whether to stay on or off property.  If… Read More

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Wooden Warrior Day at Quassy: Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

For the past six years Quassy, a small, family oriented park in Middlebury, CT has celebrated the roller coaster that is credited with putting them back on the map.  May 7, 2016 marked the park’s 6th annual Wooden Warrior Day…and oh how it rained!  But this park is so great, a little rain could not put a damper on a fantastic day! For those pre-registered for Wooden Warrior Day, the coaster opened at 9am for ERT (exclusive ride time).  The coaster and the rest of the park opened to the general public at 11.  The Wooden Warrior is, as its name suggests, a wooden coaster.   Designed by the Gravity Group… Read More

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A Different Kind of “Stadium”

My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing the Charlie Daniels Band at the Stadium Theater in Woonsocket, RI on Saturday April 30.  We both agree that you should get to this venue as soon as possible!  The Stadium offers a great selection of entertainment including tribute bands, musicals, and nationally recognized recording artists. Their comprehensive and user friendly website (http://www.stadiumtheatre.com) provides an overview of upcoming events as well as other useful information, such as a dining guide, for patrons who are unfamiliar with the area. Seating approximately 1100, the venue is intimate enough where every seat in the house provides a great view of the stage.  Built in… Read More

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School Vacation at Six Flags New England

I’ll admit that I used to frequent Six Flags New England every year on opening day.  Lines and overall experience have generally kept me away from this park, but as it is one of the few local parks open this early in the season, I decided to give it another try. Date of Visit:  Thursday April 21, 2016 The weather was beautiful and unseasonably warm, with temperatures exceeding 80 degrees in mid-afternoon.  We got up early and decided to hit a park.  This trip included a ten year old roller coaster enthusiast (my step-daughter) and a 6 month old future coaster enthusiast (my son).  We opted for season passes.  If you intend… Read More

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