Stephanie (Huffalump), Hector, Garret, Grandma, Me, Tyler and Spencer
The Battle of Saratoga
The Maple Farm
We drove through Hartford on our way to Newport and visited Mark Twain's house (we tried to see Harriet Beecher Stowe's house- they were neighbors, but it was closed on Mondays) Mark Twain's house was really impressive. The architecture and details were so fun to look at but our tour guide was AWFUL. We were the last tour of the day and we had kids (who were perfect the whole time) but she decided to give us the shortest tour ever, that was a little frustrating but it was still worth seeing.
Samuel Clemens AKA Mark Twain's house
Then we met up with my Mom and my sister Stephanie and my brother in-law Hector in Newport. I think Newport is so cute. It has this old mansion walk and even though I think it is outrageous that anyone lived in such enormous homes they were awesome to look at. Old architecture and history fascinate me I love picturing what it was like then. We enjoyed the little shops of Newport and we stayed in this hotel that used to be a jail.
One of the Mansions
The Atlantic OceanNewport BayTyler's Idea
Garret was so excited to see everyone. He can get so worked up over things. He has been talking about seeing "Gamma" and "hufflump" and "hecer" for so long now it was nice to have it actually happen so I don't have to hear about it anymore.
After Newport it was on to Boston. We had a great time here as well. We ate at cute local places, walked the freedom trail and Garret loved that he could see airplanes out the hotel window. Spencer finally discovered sticking his tongue out and I think they must have done a good job with his surgery because he has a long tongue. I thought it was the cutest thing so every time he looks at me I stick my tongue out so he will stick his out. By this point he was ready to come home. So when Thursday rolled around we made a quick stop at the Salem witch museum. Then headed for home.
USS Constitution Museum A very old graveyard
Part of the Freedom Trail- Paul Revere's Grave- I am reciting "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Old South Meeting House- where the Boston Tea Party started
Statue of Paul Revere near his homeThe Old North church where the lanterns were hung!