What’s up Everyone?
Today, I am going to talk about a trip I took to Newport, RI with my girlfriend (now wife). This was our first trip to Newport and the drive there took us just about two hours, which was not that bad. We only stayed for the weekend (three days and two nights). On our way there, we drove past URI (University of Rhode Island) on route 138 which takes you directly to Newport. Once we arrived, we pulled up to this charming bed and breakfast inn (Admiral Fitzroy) located in the heart of downtown Newport.
After settling in, we researched a nice dinner destination on Thames Street, the main strip for tourist in Newport. I made sure to call ahead for our dinner reservation, especially during this time of year (summer) when Newport is packed with tourist, summer residents, and locals. Next, we headed out for a bit of site seeing and had a cocktail as we watched the boats glide under the Newport Bridge, commonly known as the Pell Bridge. This was a fantastic way to start the evening.
Next, we made our way to the Gas Lamp Grille on Thames Street. Initially, I was surprised to see that there was not a line and more than a few tables available. We were hoping that it was not the result of the food because the water view from the front was amazing. I am not big on sea food but my wife loves it! We started out with the calamari, and I must say, it was delicious. The wife had a grilled salmon with a lemon dill cream sauce, and I had marinated steak tips. Both meals were outstanding!
After dinner, we headed to Broadway for another drink and ended up at Pour Judgement. This place has quite the beer list but I decided to go with the beer named after the establishment, ” Pour Judgement IPA”. This IPA was awesome, the 6.5 ABV, just perfect! Oh yeah, the wife had a crisp glass of Merlot. We ended up hanging out for an hour or so before heading back to our bed and breakfast.
The next morning, we woke up early and took a stroll around the quiet streets of Newport, taking in the sites and sounds of this beautiful town surround by Narragansett Bay. After breakfast, we rented a two seated bike and made our way to Bellevue Avenue where we did our best to catch a glimpse of the summer cottages that are the size of mansions along the avenue. We spent most of the day on Bellevue, taking in shops and decided to take a tour of one summer home. After a long day, we decided to rest a while then have a late dinner at Perro Salado based on the wife’s choice. Once we arrived, I asked for a recommendation on what to order. The waitress suggested the sticky ribs with grilled corn and avocado fries. All I have to say….WOW out of this world amazing! After dinner, we went back to the inn and watched the sunset from the rooftop, romantic (the wife loved it).
Before we headed out the next day, the wife wanted to see the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She noticed it the day before while we were bike riding on Bellevue. We spent a great deal of time walking around the museum and learning the history and transition tennis took into the 2oth century.
What will I talk about next, the Poconos?