Tuesday, June 21, 2016

30th Birthday Trip To Newport, Rhode Island, Part Two

Welcome back to part two of my 30th birthday trip to Newport, Rhode Island.


One of the days, we made a daytrip to Cape Cod. Its about an hour-and-a-half drive from Newport, Rhode Island. We had a casual lunch overlooking the harbor at one of our favorite casual restaurants, Spanky's where we had visited on our last trip to the Cape back in 2012.

- Cory ate lobster in its shell for the first time -

John F. Kennedy Library

Afterwards, we walked to the John F. Kennedy library. He turned ninety-nine years old the week we attended. We saw pictures of his family growing up, his marriage to Jaqueline Bouvier, and his time as President.
- Kennedy family -

- Statue outside the John F. Kennedy library. They were doing renovations in the background -

 - Somebody's moving at the Kennedy compound -

I must be honest. We were a little discouraged at how scruffy Hyannis has gotten since our last visit four years ago. Many of our favorite shops, and restaurants had closed, and many of the businesses have 'for rent' signs in the windows. After a drive by the Kennedy compound, we returned to Newport, Rhode Island.

Lobster Shack

Later that evening, we had a spectacular dinner watching the sunset over the harbor. These pictures speak for themselves.

-We were blessed with an amazing view of the sunset over Pell Bridge -

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
- Psalms 118:24-

The next morning we had breakfast at One Bellevue at the Hotel Viking before a day of touring Newport mansions..

- 1901-
home of

Edward Julius Berwind
b. June 17th, 1848 d. August 18th, 1936

married to

Sarah Vesta Herminie Torrey
b. July 4th, 1856 d. 1922

My favorite of all the Newport Mansions, the Elms was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer. The house is an example of French Baroque style modelled after the Château d'Asnières in France.

- The Berwind's daughter Consuelo married the 9th Duke of Marlborough, whose family are from Blenheim Palace. I visited Blenheim as a young girl, and remember seeing the bedroom where Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill was born. -

Marble House
- 1892 -
home of

b. December 12th, 1849 d. July 22nd, 1920

married from 1875-1895 to

b. January 17th, 1853 d. January 26th, 1933

married in 1903 to

Anne Harriman Sands Rutherfurd
b. 1861 d. 1940

This opulent home was designed by architect Richard Morris Hunt, who was inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles.

-The Chinese tea house -

Hammersmith Farm

Teenage home of First Lady, Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and also where she had her reception after her marriage to John F. Kennedy. The house used to be open to the public, but is now a private residence.

- Wedding day, September 12th 1953 -

We drove past the church they married at called St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.

The following day we flew back home. At the airport as we were awaiting our flight we had lunch, which gave us points on the iPad game. Well we must have been lucky that day because between us we won two sandwiches, two pops, one water, a bag of chips, two mini-chocolates. There wasn't any healthy prize choices, but it kept us occupied.

Hope you enjoyed the trip to New England with us,

Kiki Nakita

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the cape on the corner said...

looks like a great trip, and happy birthday! i, too, wanted to turn 30 somewhere, and we were fortunate enough to stay with a friend who was temporarily living in holland for work. it's something i will never forget, as i am sure you will always remember what you did for yours!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Lovely Birthday celebration, looks like a wonderful and beautiful time was had by all!
Thank you for sharing your inspiration and time with us at TOHOT.

Decor To Adore said...

What a wonderful trip! I just adore hearing about the Kennedy's. Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Lea said...

I love the New England area and wanst to go back to this area. Sounds like such a lovely way to celebrate #3. Your pictures are just gorgeous!

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