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Vacation Update

On Monday we went to Newport, RI and toured a couple of the mansions. We went here and I once attended a formal ball here but this is my hands-down favorite. I could have taken some great photos of the sock “living large” if only I had remembered the camera. We had a great dinner at the Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant. It was pricey but it was the best cheese steak sub I have ever had!

On Tuesday we hung around at home for a bit and then headed for Plymouth in the afternoon. We did some shopping and had dinner at a new restaurant, Carmen’s Cafe Nicole. Hannah had her first chimichanga and she was impressed!

On Wednesday we went to our “private” beach – the one I wrote about in this entry. I started the felted flamingo since it seemed appropriate to knit a flamingo while at the beach. I have pictures, but not of knitting. Guess who came to visit?
Yup, Ambrynn went to the beach for the first time at 5 weeks old. She took it all in stride and did what we all do at the beach — she ate, she napped and she just hung out.

On Thursday we made our way over to Martha’s Vineyard to visit our niece and her family. I knit on the ferry ride over and met some very friendly (and funny!) women up from Black Mountain, NC on a bus tour. There was a group of sisters who had just learned to knit and they were quite enthralled with the sock in progress. I was so busy talking and knitting that I never even thought to bring out the camera!

While visiting Beth she took us to West Chop Lighthouse. You may notice that the web site says the lighthouse is not open to the public. Well, when your niece’s husband is in the Coast Guard and your niece is the caretaker for the house on the lighthouse property . . . let’s just say you get some special privileges. We climbed our way to the top and it was beautiful. What a view! While we were up there we snapped some photos for my Extreme Knitting entry. You guys all know about this contest, don’t you? Margene was one of the the first entries but I know we can all come up with something to submit! I think knitting at the top of a lighthouse is pretty extreme! Or at least it’s as extreme as I’m likely to get.


Today we’re back home, having left Hannah on the island with Beth, Stuart and the kids. (Hannah, I know you’re reading this. I miss you! Really! Now stop hanging around on the computer and go help Beth!)

More adventures to come – probably of this variety!

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  1. I love visiting the mansions in Newport. I love that little seawalk along the shore too. You’re making me want to take a day off and go down for a visit. What a wonderful vacation you’re having!

  2. Helloooo: I just found your blog when I did a search on “West Chop.” The reason I do this every now and then is I used to live there. Yep, I was the daughter of the keeper and we lived there for 11 years. I LOVE your picture showing the tower in shadow. Me and my little playment used to use that as a BIG sundial as to what time of day it was. Please write me back and tell me who your cousin’s husband was. if it was Connie and Brian Johnson, I just NEED to get in touch with them.

    Seamond Roberts
    Pineville, LA 09/20/2006


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