Part two of my little afternoon alone in Newport turned out to be the best. I don't know about you, but I love old cemeteries. This fascination dates back to my high school days when my friends and I use to hop the fence of a classmate's backyard that backed up to an old cemetery. You could find us way up by the Parrott Mausoleum on any given weekend night. As you drive to the center of Newport off of 138, you are taken through these really old cemeteries and for the past few years I have always wanted to walk through them. This time I found the time. Don't take this the wrong way, but I was in Heaven just wandering around aimlessly amongst the rows of crooked tombstones. Most of the stones in the oldest part date back to 1773, and were almost unreadable depending on what direction they were facing. Time and weather have taken their toll. Walking quietly amongst the abandoned souls from the 1700's was actually quite beautiful and peaceful. Next time I will plan better and wander amongst the slanted rows at night and see if I see something! That would be beyond my wildest dreams. I'll make sure the Bug is running and ready to roll!
Hope I don't freak anyone out.
I love Newport.
My son Keefe and I were in Newport this past week visiting Kinsey who goes to school in nearby Bristol. On a day where he preferred to stay at the Inn, I decided to take take some time for myself and see what I could find in the dense fog that hovered over Newport that afternoon. With my camera in tow, I began my mini road trip to see what would catch my eye. I could have gone on forever, but alas, I had a 15 year old and 4 college students waiting for me to take them out to dinner.
Thank you Keefe for being lazy that day and letting me go and play. It was the best gift you could ever give me. As I mentioned, I love Newport and wish I could spend more time there. I'm sure I will someday.
Today my daughter Kinsey was invited to the practice sail of Titan 15, a 75' race boat which will be racing tomorrow in the Ida Lewis Distance race here in Newport. Our friend Peter Isler invited her and Schyler to come along when he found out we were going to be in town. What a great day for her. She and Schyler (chop liver) were so happy. Here are just a quick few to peek at.
Thank you Peter for making this transition to college life start with a bang!