September 20 – Going Home

We enjoyed our last breakfast at the inn. Portuguese sweet bread French toast, sausage, muffins, mixed fruit, juice and coffee. I think I will miss having breakfast ready for me each morning. It was easy to get spoiled.

We did a little last minute packing and left for the airport. Our flights (Providence to Orlando and then Houston) were on time and very smooth. No last minute troubles this time.

We had a wonderful trip…enjoyed the cool weather, the people, the food and especially the boats. We will definitely need to spend more time in New England soon.

Final look at Newport - Bannister's Wharf
Bowen's Wharf

September 19 - Wine Tasting

We started the morning with a spinach and cheese frittata, fried potatoes, bacon, fresh pineapple, cranberry bread, juice and coffee.

We walked back to the wharf one last time and went through the lobster house. We watched a lobster boat come in. The lobster boats are docked right next to the multimillion dollar yachts.
We stopped at Nikolas Pizza for lunch before driving out to Greenvale Vineyard. We ate our pizza at the restaurant, but realized after we got to the vineyard…we should have brought it with us as a picnic. The Vineyard was absolutely beautiful…as well as the day. Kyle and Bryt had called ahead and set us up with the Jazz Wine Tasting. We tasted six wines, took a tour of the vineyard, and relaxed on the lawn listening to music. What a great day. The Vineyard sits on 24 acres over looking the Sakonnet River (bay)…gorgeous.

Greenvale Vineyard
Scottish Highland Cattle (at Greenvale)
Stan relaxing at the vineyard
Stan & Susie at Greenvale Vineyards
It was such a pretty day we decided to go back to the Castle Hill Lighthouse. We took a trail down to the lighthouse from the resort. Stan relaxed in the Adirondack chairs watching the sailboats while I took pictures of the lighthouse.

We later moved over to the Castle Hill Resort lawn to watch the boats…we had a pretty lazy relaxing day. The lawn at the resort is a popular place to watch the sunset.

Castle Hill Lighthouse
Castle Hill Resort
View from the lawn
We had dinner at Busker’s Irish Pub. Stan had his usual salmon and I had the shepherd’s pie (not as good as mine). After dinner we headed back to the inn. Two other couples were visiting in the sitting room so we talked with them for an hour or so. We had a good time visiting with people on this trip.

Home tomorrow.

September 18 – Boat Show

Another wonderful breakfast started our day. This morning it was raspberry peach pancakes, sausage, orange bread, honeydew melon and blueberries, juice and coffee.

The weather today was perfect…mid 70’s and a clear blue sky.  A perfect day to spend outside enjoying the boat show. We spent most of the day looking at the sailboats…big and small. If money was no object…we found the boat we would buy. We enjoyed talking to the owner of the 39 foot catamaran we fell in love with. Everyone we have met here is very friendly.

Seawind 1160
We spent time later in the day walking through the old colonial part of town. We went to the White Horse Tavern for a beer and clam chowder. It is the oldest tavern in the Untied States…built in 1673. Just think of all the people who have been through the doors and had a beer there.

White Horse Tavern
At the tavern
Trinity Church (founded in 1698)
Old Colony House (built in 1739)
Court House
Homes in Newport
One of  Newport's Fire Stations
We really enjoyed the wonderful New England fall day. We had dinner at Mamma Louisa, a small Italian restaurant located in an old house down the street from our inn. The food was good and we enjoyed visiting with people at the other tables….very friendly people here. We have even run into people from Texas.