Rocky Point Amusement Park was THE highpoint of the summer for us kids. It was a Rhode Island tradition. Unfortunately it closed years ago before my own kids could enjoy it. (They did go once or twice when small as D's work had its company outings there.) I was psyched to read in the Food section of the paper a few weeks ago that someone had opened a Rocky Point Clam Shack in Warwick, serving the famous clamcakes and chowdah and other food that it was famous for. I knew where we'd be going for my birthday supper!
The owner has a lot of the original memorabilia on site purchased at auction, as well as a replica red white and blue entryway surrounding the truck. I wore the Rocky Point tee shirt D had given me at Christmas (no one commented on it, but maybe that's why there was an extra lobster roll we didn't order with our order?). We all had Del's lemonade with dinner, then went to Gregg's for dessert- you can't get any more Rhode Island than that!
D surprised me with the massive two-volume autobiography of Mark Twain, with over 1400 pages between the twain (haha)!
Books, kittens, Rocky Point, and son home- a pretty perfect birthday.