September 8, 2012

Summer Vacation, Part the Third

Ok, truth be told, I was a little apprehensive that Newport wouldn't be such a great place with kids. I mean - they're not exactly the stately mansions audience, you know what I'm saying? But, as it turns out, when you've got ideal weather, a beautiful beach, and really cool rocky ocean outcroppings, you really don't need anything else.

Our room was an awesome double-decker at the Harborside Inn - perfect since we could stay up and watch TV after the kids fell asleep in their little upstairs hideaway. Although I must admit that falling asleep every night at 8:30 like we did the whole rest of the trip certainly has its well-rested charms. Here's the view from above...

... and here's the view from our balcony. Gorgeous, ideal weather. Just amazing.

After that, just bleached sunlit rocks, dark water, and tide pools splashed with bright yellow seaweed:

Stay tuned to see us take in some culture in the last leg of our trip. Hint: an hour north of NYC.

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