We recently spent a long weekend in Newport, RI and had a marvelous time. If you like history, architecture, and the water, Newport is a destination you would love.
We hoped to escape the one hundred degree heat in Virginia, but Rhode Island ended up having similar temperatures. Fortunately, the heat wasn’t unpleasant at all because it wasn’t humid.
We stayed in the lovely Hotel Viking which is convenient to the water, mansions, and the Cliff Walk. The hotel has a beautiful flower filled entrance.
After settling in, we took a walk to the harbor for a boat ride. We go boating frequently, but not on a sail boat, so this was a real treat.
This is Jackie Bouvier Kennedy’s childhood summer retreat. It’s also where she and Jack were married. Life Magazine has great photos of the wedding if you are interested.
A restaurant along the harbor decorated a privacy wall with oyster cans planted with herbs. While I was photographing it, a young man came out of the restaurant and asked if I liked this. When I said yes, he proudly told me that it was his idea and he had constructed it all on his own.
My next post will feature some of the Newport mansions that we toured. They are over the top fabulous!