Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last Stop

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The last stop on our trip....

Thursday we made it to Rhode Island, where we were visiting our friend Laura who is getting her doctorate at Brown University. We got there in the evening after we left Salem and we went out for drinks with her and her friends that night. One thing I love about being downtown is walking everywhere. The chill of the night as we walked back to her house by the light of the street lamps reminded me why I loved living in the city.

The next morning Witt and I went to get coffee and we walked around the streets of Providence close to her apartment. 




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I thought Providence was a neat historical town.




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Laura's apartment.



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On Friday Laura took us to Newport where we toured The Breakers, the Vanderbilt's summer home from 1893. We walked along the cliff edge to get there alongside all of the mansions and got a lovely view of the coast. I wish we could have taken photos inside The Breakers, it was Versailles opulence, so much crazy glitz and decor. It was amazing to see the marble walls, the door frames with every bit of stone carved into angels and cherubs and the ceiling paintings a mile high. The house was really gaudy in a fascinating way. The website lets you see some of the photos inside. 




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After The Breakers we went to a tavern in downtown Newport to eat. The Tavern claimed to be the oldest in America and I thought the inside was cool with the dark wood beams and low ceilings.  We had good tavern fare, steak and frites, seafood fritters and lobster bisque. I wish we had gotten a photo of us all together but somehow we missed that.




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That afternoon Witt and I walked around downtown some more and sat by the river with a coffee. I will admit that by this point in the trip I was a little over-logged with sight-seeing, I kind of just wanted to curl up and go to sleep and not walk anymore ever again. 




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The next morning we left bright and early and began the drive home. We stopped off in Virginia to spend the night and the next day as we neared Burlington I felt like cheering, my little town might not be much to look at but I sure missed it.

I will never forget our trip and the memories we made. 

However...

There is no place like home!

Hello again, Little Brick House. 



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I would love to hear about the best trips you've been on!


To check out the rest of our trip click here:

Baby Let Me Follow You Down- Harper's Ferry

Boston in the Fall

Maine Squeeze- Massachusetts

Last Stop- Rhode Island





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