Field Trip

 

I’m starting to love getting away from the city on the weekends. Its fun to live there and be close to all the activity, but taking a break from the chaos is always nice.

A few weekends ago we decided to take a day trip down to Newport, RI to take tours of the (in)famous Newport Mansions and check out the scenic town. It was really the first time I have actually decided to visit something historical by my own choice and I have to say it was a lot of fun!

The mansions are a little piece of history. They are a jumble of architectural and design inspirations but showcase the insane extravagance of the wealthy in the early twentieth century.

We started off our day at the mansions. We toured two but the Breakers (below) was by far our favorite.

We took a self guided audio tour and spent the afternoon admiring the overly ornate decor, crazy architecture, and beautiful views of the ocean.

 

 

After our tours we headed into the town for a late lunch and great beer that I wish I could remember the name of.

 

and  finished up the day with a late afternoon coffee overlooking the harbor 🙂

 

 

This little field trip was definitely worth the drive. Even getting away for the day made the weekend seem that much longer and my cube Monday morning a little less depressing!

 

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