Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cape Cod and Newport

We just got back from our vacation to Cape Cod, MA and Newport, RI. It was a lot of fun! Here is a recap of our trip...

Day One:
We arrived in Cape Cod at our beach resort in the early afternoon. We looked around the area for a little while. We went to the Hyannis seaport and the shops around it. Later that night we went to Provincetown, MA which is at the very tip of Cape Cod. It is a really cute little town, but it is known for having many gay people up there. And of course we pick the week of carnival. It was very interesting. There were many cross-dressers and when I say many I mean MANY, HUNDREDS. We left before it got too crazy.

Day Two:
My mom, Chris, and I laid at the beach from 10-4. It was so pretty outside and it was a perfect day! I got in the water for a few minutes and surprisingly it wasn't that cold, but too much seaweed and other nasty things that grow in the water. My dad and Nick went golfing while we were sunbathing. That night we went to Hyannis to eat dinner.

Day Three:
Everyone except me went kayaking right outside our hotel until we left for Newport, Rhode Island that morning. It took us about 2 hours to get there. Newport is known for its mansions. We first went to the Breakers Mansion which is a HUGE house that was once owned by the Vanderbilts. This place had 15 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, and it was 133, 000 sq. ft. The view from the house was amazing too! Afterwards we went on a walk called "Cliff Walk" along the ocean and saw lots of mansions! It was beautiful. The only downfall was we weren't expecting to walk for almost 4 hours! We had to climb rocks and there were very few exits. Other than that it was a great day to take a hike! That night we ate dinner in downtown Newport.

Day Four:
We visited 4 others mansions including:
The Elms- a smaller version of the Breakers but still big.
Kingcote -Victorian style-
Rosecliff- BEAUTIFUL! Has the biggest ballroom in Newport. Gorgeous views and a lot of weddings happen here. 27 Dresses was filmed here too!
The Marble House- Completely made out of marble and 24 karat gold.
After the mansions we ate lunch and then went to mass. We went to St. Mary's Church in Newport and it is the oldest church in the diocese. John and Jackie Kennedy were actually married there!
We drove home after mass and made it home in 2 1/2 hours. It was a great trip!

I hope to make so more trips to both of these places in the future.

St. Mary's Church

View from our hotel room in Cape Cod

On the Cliff Walk in Newport

The Breakers Mansion

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