Last Day :(
Trip Start Jun 19, 2010
7Trip End Jun 26, 2010
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Up at 6:00am. Grabbed bananas and hard boiled eggs.
We decided to take a walk in the neighborhood and take pictures of some unique homes, doors, and signs in the area. Time did not permit us to visit the "Mansions" of Newport - but hey, I can't imagine not returning to this beautiful town real soon.
Amazing what one can learn on a morning stroll! For example, we walked by an historical building, a church, called "Union Congregational Church" built in 1834 that was the "First Free Black Church in America"! Another, "Samuel Hopkins House, circa 1750; Rev. Hopkins was instrumental in outlawing the slave trade in 1774. Much history to be learned in Newport.
Having a little more afternoon time on our hands, we took a drive around the perimeters of Newport and were awed on more than one occasion for the breath-taking views.
This drive took us the same great beach that began our journey - were we had a couple of hours to enjoy the sound of the waves and walk along the beach. We also gobbled up more of the delicious Lobster rolls - I will have to make those at home.
By 8:30pm, we went back to to the Pilgrim to change, proceeded to an outside patio at the wharf, where we shared a bottle of red wine, had great conversation and people watched. The air was nice and the atmosphere even better.
This was a special week!