Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Newport, Rhode Island

Pictures on the cliff walk . . .


Whenever we can steal away a day to head down to Newport we do. It just doesn't come as frequently as we'd like.
I headed down with the boys and a few friends last Monday while Michael was at work. (He has been literally living at the office for the last 6 weeks. I think he's contemplating renting out his part of the apartment to make a little extra money! I hope the new roomie won't mind the kids things everywhere!) We have a few ties to RI that encourage us to keep returning--Michael was born in a darling little hospital in the heart of Newport, and his family spent several of their early years of marriage living here.
Newport is home to many beauitful mansions. Wikipedia informed me that: "Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, wealthy southern planters seeking to escape the heat began to build "summer cottages" on Bellevue Avenue. Later other wealthier families joined the area--the Wetmore family, the Vanderbilts, and the Astors to name a few." These "cottages" are my kind of vacation home!!

Pictures of the ocean and the Breakers ( the Vanderbilt cottage) . . .


Sunset in Portsmouth . . . how could you not fall in love with this place!!

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Jen - I love these photos!

the alfandre family said...

i actually lived there for a summer with my brother who attended the yacht restoration school there.... i just love these pics! makes me miss it so much