Newport Ambassador Inn & Suites
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I am officially a leaf peeper! That is somebody who travels around just to look at the autumn leaves. And they have been fairly spectacular,although not quite at their peek. They have web sites dedicated to the changing of the leaves and it all depends on the weather. They have had a mild autumn so far, so the leaves are a little late
Not wanting to waste a moment, I reconned the best things to do in Newport, and drove us out to Bellevue Ave to visit "The Breakers", former holiday home of the Vanderbilts. This area is home to some of the most magnificent mansions of the Gilded Age, jaw-droppingly gorgeous creations of awesomeness. An hour's tour of "The Breakers", and a drive out to the very snooty Newport Country Club, and we were about ready for dinner.
We dropped in at White Horse Inn, the oldest ...
... almost on my knees to get to our first floor room. We went for a short walk around town - it is very cold and still raining - so we retreated to the Oyster Bar for a drink and diner - excellent. Oh JFK and Jackie got married at the church across the road from our guesthouse. Sighting: A lot of pleasure craft and yachts - never seen so many since leaving NY. Mileage: 134 ...
... an island called Martha's Vineyard which actually belonged to the state of Massa and not Rhode Island.
As they docked into Oak Bluffs bay (no, they're not bluffing you!) there was no sight of any vineyards, just rows of pretty coloured colonial buildings housings bars and cafes.
They decided to do a loop of the town before having lunch and in doing so passed lots ...
... for a bit then went out for dinner at a pub. It was really nice food and atmosphere. Kind of an Irish bar type place. I went to the bar at the Hilton afterwards and had some drinks-white sangria is my new favourite drink! And a cheesecake for desert. The big game was on and I just sat and talked to those there watching it and eating/drinking. It was great! The Ravens easily won the game and would eventually win the Superbowl 2 ...