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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 ...
... lovely introduction to Rhode Island. After their riverside stroll they found a long street completely covered in overhead trees and pretty floral hanging baskets which they thought was rather a unique find in a city.
Next they saw the State House which gleamed white against the brilliant blue sky.
As they left Providence they started to cross a series of ...
Governor Stephen Hopkins' early clapboard built house in 1707, complete with its parterre garden and overlooking the city that now sprawls below it, was another stopping point. Hopkins was one of the signatories of the RI Declaration of Independence.
A guided tour of the John Brown House ...