We stayed in Newport, RI recently for 18 days for a much needed rest. While there, we were able to eat at a few very nice restaurants and cafes and take in a some sights. Newport is only across Narragansett Bay for us ~ 45 minute ride ~ but sometimes it feels so far away because of the toll bridge. As a kid, I think I only went to Newport 2 or 3 times. It was a little harder to get there back then because the Newport Bridge didn't exist. We went over the now defunct 2 lane Jamestown Bridge and then had to catch a ferry to Newport and back again. Fast forward to the present and time changes everything. The new and improved Jamestown Bridge now has 4 lanes and the Newport Bridge with 4 lanes looks so pretty at night. All lit up, it looks like a giant ice cream sundae with 2 red blinking cherries on top!
We've been to Newport more in the past 3 years than all our years
combined! It is a beautiful place. So full of history, stately
mansions, quaint cafes, cobblestone streets and breathtaking scenery.
We've had picnics overlooking the ocean and dinners in to-die-for
restaurants. We really should go back there more often!
I took this shot of Rose Island Light from our sailboat a few years ago. You can actually stay overnight and see what it feels like to be a lightkeeper for the night!
Up next ~ "Newport ~ So Much To Eat, So Little Time"!
(photo of bridge by bern161616,sxc)