I seriously love Newport...this day was just another reason why. I could live here...I should live here...heck maybe I will live here (someday). We began the day with some Ma's Donuts. They were...ehhh.
But Charlotte dug right in!
We had big plans to head out to the Newport mansions today. Charlotte was so ready to go she put her own coat on. Not bad huh?
This street is so gorgeous. I just couldn't get over how grand and beautiful the entire street was. Picture Perfect.
She was very into cheesing this trip and would stop every 5 steps, go to the grass, say cheese, another five steps, go to the grass, say cheese...over and over.
It is hard to describe the scale of this "summer cottage". Yep...they only used them from about the fourth of July to Labor Day. Quite the summer home if you ask me. As you can see here...these places are GIGANTIC.
We weren't able to take pictures inside but we did buy a book that showcases them all. There was so much history involved with all of it. I can only imagine the parties that took place in the gigantic ball rooms. It was amazing in all honesty.
Afterwards we walked around the grounds. Almost all of the mansions back to the ocean. The Breakers is called that becauce of the waves breaking on the rocks below. Jim was kind enough to carry my purse as we were exploring outside.
Charlotte was totally digging it.
It had a HUGE expanse of lawn in the front that during the right season has tons of rose gardens. We explored and let Charlotte play before heading in.
It is hard to explain but the size of this mansion seemed much more managable than the other. I mean...we could totally live here...haha! It is also one of the only ones they rent out so we decided that Charlotte can get married there someday.
The sun was setting as we drove there and the view was so cool. The waves were really coming in and you could see rain in the distance. We were there a long time and that rain never reached the shore.
Can you see the rain hitting the water out there?
We also both took turns catching pictures of the lighthouse light as it would flash our way.
We finally went back to the hotel where we made some dinner and Charlotte pretended to take pictures of herself. So funny! We played and hung out before heading to bed.