2nd Anniversary Trip – Newport, Rhode Island

A few of the pictures that we took while we were on an extended weekend to Newport, RI. If you remember back to last year, we played a golf game that decided who would get to choose where we visited fro our anniversary. Sean was the big winner so it was all him to choose and plan where we were headed. he choose well but the planning could have been a little better executed. We had a great time though and got to do some cool stuff.

 

We started by taking the train up to  to Providence. We took the Acela instead of taking the train that stops a whole bunch. It was pretty neat and we got up to speeds of about 150 mph. UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitled

After getting in kinda late we were able to get a great recommendation for dinner from the lady at the bed and breakfast where we were staying. It turned out to be awesome and our first lobster rolls of the trip!

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Saturday was spent visiting many of the large “summer cottages” in the area. They are definitely something to see. Impressive is one way of putting it but also not functional in today’s terms. We started with “The Breakers”, the summer home of the Vanderbilt family, and continued with “Marble House” and “Rosecliff”. We had planned on seeing two more but we had walked all over and we were really hungry.

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Don’t worry lunch was awesome. We stopped at a Oyster House and or course Sean got oysters. I got more lobster, only this time on a wrap instead of a roll.

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Even though we had a late lunch we still had dinner. Probably too much dinner and I am probably still feeling all of the food over a week later but oh well! This time it was chowder, oysters, lobster rolls and a lobster BLT.

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Sunday, Sean really wanted to go out on one of the 12 meter sailboats but they weren’t operating at the time that we wanted to buy tickets. We went out on a different sailboat and it was very enjoyable. Sean even got to help raise the sails.

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Some of these last pictures were Sean and I dreaming. A lot of these boats don’t even get registered in the U.S. They get registered in the Islands so they don’t have pay as many taxes and stuff on the boat. It is nuts!UntitledUntitledThis was the bed and breakfast we stayed at while in Newport. Great little place and even better location and price. Untitled

Our last night there we decided we weren’t going to have a big dinner. We went back to the oyster house because the drinks had been awesome the day before and Sean wanted oysters one last time. UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledMonday morning it was time to get on the bus and head back to the train station. We got there a little on the early side but we enjoyed the time there.  UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledUntitled

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Year number two!

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We took this a little late this year but we still managed to get a picture in with the notebook. We do have other pictures that are much better from our trip that I will post soon but I wanted to get this one up for everyone to know we took it.

This year’s notebook was Sean’s family’s table. It was fun to read everything that they wrote to us 2 years ago. We still talk about there are a couple in the future that we look forward to reading but from now on out I couldn’t tell you who sat at what table so it should be fun.

One of the things I really wanted to do this year was to put our pictures side by side and see if we really had changed much.
1and2I think we can safely say we have changed a little bit. (I am really loving how my arms look now! And if you read here, you know Sean is down two pants sizes!) So cool to see side by side.

We celebrated over the weekend in Newport, Rhode Island. (Pictures to come very soon.)

Here’s to many more years of love, laughter, and living life.