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!
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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.