Remembering Rhode Island's
Good Ol' Days
My plant loving mom used to drag me to the Austin's Plantarama on Hartford Ave. I was a kid and the place was absolutely magical. I used to feel like I was exploring a real jungle. I am so glad I never saw it through the eyes of an adult and only through the eyes of a child. Going to Austin's is one of my fondest childhood memories.
I always loved going. I also thought it was like a real jungle too and you are right it probably wasn't as "magical" to an adult as it was to children.
I will never forget this place! I was in second grade (1967) and our class....probably with other classes took a field trip there. I was in awe of my teaching assistant Ms. Pitcher. Of course she was probably all of 21 but just a sweet heart. She sat with me on the bus all the way from North Kingstown to Johnston which at 7, felt like an entire day. I remember seeing my first venus fly trap....wow.....good memories!!!
Remember the monkies in the one on Hartford Ave.