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The Cheesecake Factory in Providence, Rhode Island
The Cheesecake Factory in Providence, Rhode Island
The Cheesecake Factory in Providence, Rhode Island
The Cheesecake Factory in Providence, Rhode Island

Holiday to New England in Oct 2023: Day 10 – Manchester to Cape Cod

By Nige on Fri 20 Oct 2023 at 20:25
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Story: Holiday to New England in Oct 2023
Tags: Hertz | Hilton | Holidays | Manchester | Massachusetts | New England | Springfield | USA | Vermont

It’s Cheesecake Factory day today! First opportunity for us on this trip to enjoy our favourite restaurant.

We were supposed to be staying over at Springfield on the way to Cape Cod, but we decided a couple of days ago to bypass Springfield and spend an extra day on the coast.

Early morning at Starbucks in Manchester
Early morning at Starbucks in Manchester
Early morning at Starbucks in Manchester
Early morning at Starbucks in Manchester

The day didn’t start with a sleep-in as we had hoped, but we fitted in a Starbucks visit at around 6am.

Starbucks was a 15 min walk from our hotel, but it was nice to stretch our legs.

Lots of driving today, so we needed to take advantage of a few steps whenever we can.

Our route for the day from Manchester to Northampton to Providence and on to Cape Cod
Our route for the day from Manchester to Northampton to Providence and on to Cape Cod
Our route for the day from Manchester to Northampton to Providence and on to Cape Cod
Our route for the day from Manchester to Northampton to Providence and on to Cape Cod

We decided to split the trip into three, all about 90 mins in length and about 60-90 miles.

After a bowl of oatmeal in the hotel, we hit the road on part 1 of our drive for today: heading south towards Northampton, Massachusettes.

It’s amazing how many places share the same name as places in the UK.

This part included 40 miles of single lane windy roads, but luckily we weren’t held up by any traffic until a few miles prior to joining the interstate.

Then it was full throttle to Starbucks in Northampton.

In Starbucks, we saw a guy waiting for his drink with his glasses sat on his top lip. He looked really odd.

Stuffed mushrooms served at The Cheesecake Factory, Providence
Stuffed mushrooms served at The Cheesecake Factory, Providence
Stuffed mushrooms served at The Cheesecake Factory, Providence
Stuffed mushrooms served at The Cheesecake Factory, Providence

For part 2 of our drive today, we would build toward the highlight of the day: The Cheesecake Factory at Providence, Rhodes Island.

It was interstate just about all the way, so no concerns over traffic.

We arrived at TCF just after opening time, so there were no issues with getting a booth.

We ordered slowly, enjoying our chocolate bread and stuffed mushrooms.

Lunchtime salads enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory
Lunchtime salads enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory
Lunchtime salads enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory
Lunchtime salads enjoyed at The Cheesecake Factory

Later, we ordered our lunchtime salads and finally our cheesecakes to go.

We had a wander into Oakley and managed to trade in her naff sunglasses for 50% off a new pair of Half Jacket sunglasses. That was a good deal!

Our studio suite at Hampton Inn, West Yarmouth
Our studio suite at Hampton Inn, West Yarmouth
Our studio suite at Hampton Inn, West Yarmouth
Our studio suite at Hampton Inn, West Yarmouth

Part 3 of our drive took us on to Cape Cod, which again was interstate most of the way. Only the last couple of miles were slow.

Our studio suite was ready and we were pleased to be able to have a snooze.

We discovered a problem with using my personal WiFi hotspot. The Hampton wifi blocked my WiFi and any devices that had connected to my personal hotspot.

Lemon raspberry cheesecake - heaven!
Lemon raspberry cheesecake – heaven!
Lemon raspberry cheesecake - heaven!
Lemon raspberry cheesecake – heaven!

We drove out to pick up some milk, wine, cheese and water, prior to me watching the F1 qualifying. The weekend was packed full of sport.

Enjoyed cheese and biscuits for supper, together with our cheesecakes.

We planned our busy weekend and after being forced to switch rooms, we chilled out for the rest of the evening.


Follow the whole story here: Holiday to New England in Oct 2023


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