newport, r.i.

For my birthday this year my husband got me the gift of wonderful memories — a trip to Newport, Rhode Island! I have wanted to go to Newport for years, ever since I learned about the mansions and the opulent parties of its golden age. In high school I even entertained the idea of attending Salve Regina University (some of the dorms are restored mansions). We made reservations at the La Farge Perry House, an amazing bed & breakfast located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk from the historic downtown area. I cannot even begin to sing the praises of the innkeeper, Marise, and I would recommend the La Farge Perry House to anyone in a heartbeat (we stayed in the Com. Matthew Perry room). Our little getaway was a whirlwind trip that included: luxuriating at a beautiful bed & breakfast; eating made to order nachos washed down with sangria; strolling through an historic seaside village; trying and failing to buy a bottle of wine after 6pm on a Sunday; drifting off to sleep in a crosswind of cool ocean breezes; six hours round trip in the car with no kids bickering in the backseat; and walking…A LOT of walking. It was one of the best 24 hours of my life. Thank you, my love, for memories I’ll cherish for a lifetime. I can’t wait to go back!

Newport, R.I.
Newport, R.I.
Newport, R.I.
Newport, R.I.
Newport, R.I.
Newport, R.I.
Newport, R.I.
Newport, R.I.

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Kelli Ann Wilson

Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.

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  1. May 27, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    We did, Sherrie! It’s hard to come back to reality LOL.

    • May 27, 2015 / 10:21 am

      I figured that was the meaning, but I’m ruminating about a church as the body of Christ being rehabilitated….hmmm. Thanks fir the imagery!

      • May 27, 2015 / 10:36 am

        I think their use of the word “rehabilitated” is really interesting, as there are certainly many different ways to refer to something as being restored. To rehabilitate something is not just to restore it to its former glory, but also to REFORM it — “to make better in behavior or character.” Plenty to think about, indeed.

  2. May 27, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    We are pleased to hear you had a memorable stay with us Kelli. Love the pictures!

    • May 27, 2015 / 1:46 pm

      Thank you! We will definitely be coming back to stay with you again!

  3. May 27, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    My favorite was Marble House. The floating stairs and the walls that looked like creamcicles. Just amazing!

  4. May 27, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    Kelly, we didn’t have time to go into any of the mansions, but we did get to see most of them from the Cliff Walk path, and we also walked back up Bellevue Ave to see the other side. They were all pretty incredible (at least from the outside). Next time we will definitely do one of the tours — maybe Marble House! 🙂

    • May 28, 2015 / 12:53 pm

      Sharon, you would LOVE it! There’s so many things to do there. I really want to go back. It’s not too far from NH — about a 3 hour drive.

  5. May 28, 2015 / 3:22 am

    Sharon was telling me about you guys going. Glad you had a wonderful time. Gary and I been there twice. We just loved it!!

    • May 28, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      I know! My hair is actually kind of unmanageable now, but I want to grow it out even longer. Don’t ask me why!

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