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Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Breakers - Newport Christmas Spirit

Collage_20141228155604529_20141228155620017So here is another update to write about today's adventures in Rhode Island.  Didn't want to squash it all into one post so here is a second one for everyone to enjoy. :) 

Worked Friday 26th and Saturday 27th which means I now have a floating holiday/comp day to enjoy later on. Same goes for this coming week as I will be working Friday and Saturday as well. Not a huge deal since we will get Thursday (Jan. 1st) off.

Saturday we managed to get out in the afternoon and were able to take advantage of the mild weather and were able to check out a rail-to-rail trail close to us before the sun set. The weather has been about the same here as it has been in southern CA which means it's been very mild for us but cold for them.

Today, Sunday, we decided to head to Newport, Rhode Island, to tour The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion. Such an opulent place. In today's money it would have cost 175 million dollars to build. And they built it in 2 years. Crazy. 

We have been there before but I wanted to see all the holiday decorations which were truly amazing.  Was a lot of fun to see everything.  It's crazy to imagine people actually lived there and celebrated the holidays there once.  

After our visit to the Breakers we headed back towards CT and stopped in Westerly which is right at the Rhode Island/Connecticut border for lunch at the Twisted Vine. Very neat place. Updating from here now and heading back home after finishing our wine.  Tomorrow it's back to work and every day craziness.  

Mail Update. A letter is going out tomorrow to Nina/WA. 

Posted by Hanna at 04:07 PM in Food and Drink, Holidays, Wine | Permalink


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