Summer 2014 Road Trip: Newport, RI

Once we managed to drive all the way to the East Coast, it was time to do some sightseeing! Luckily, we were staying in the town of Newport, RI which is famous for its wealthy summer residents and the mansions they left behind. I toured several of the mansions, and experienced all the different ways excessive wealth can manifest into a house. Each mansion was different and they were all fun to see.

▲Going down to the servant's quarters at The Elms.


▲Outside of The Breakers, the most famous of the mansions.

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▲ Nothing like your own personal pagoda from which to enjoy your afternoon tea.

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▲ I don't eat lobster, but Jordan made up for many lost years by eating all the lobster he could find.

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▲ A delicious, icy treat.

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▲ More mansions, this one is called Rosecliff.

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▲ Enjoying a tea break in town.

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▲ Perhaps the best thing about this trip was how we got to experience two springs. We had spring in Oregon before we left, but when we got to Rhode Island their spring was just starting.

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▲ All the lobsters.


Recent Comments

Barbara None
Barbara None Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:24

You have to see them at Christmas, every year is a surprise! You would think that we would get bored after 30 years but it is so huge. We love taking pictures from the cliffe walk in the winter of the beach. Glad you got to see a very small piece of our little state. :)

Lady Phillippa
Lady Phillippa Sun, 06/22/2014 - 17:25

WOW those mansions mean business. Or, rather, luxury! Gorgeous!

Annie Welch
Annie Welch Sat, 06/21/2014 - 22:32

That staircase is beautiful! Love your pictures =)

Willow Johnson
Willow Johnson Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:28

Beautiful photos! After looking at these, I really wish I could just drop everything and travel. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

Donna Bell
Donna Bell Sat, 06/21/2014 - 07:37

The photos are super! You are no doubt having a wonderful trip; I'm happy just to follow along in the print.

Vicki Iseminger
Vicki Iseminger Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:56

I doubt I will ever make it to Rhode Island so thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

Anne Welby
Anne Welby Fri, 06/20/2014 - 23:05

Oh, that must have been so much fun to look around in those beautiful mansions!!

Lórien Rezende
Lórien Rezende Fri, 06/20/2014 - 19:40

LOVE Bellevue avenue photo. And LOL for Jordan´s lobsters.

Melanie Colantuno
Melanie Colantuno Fri, 06/20/2014 - 09:16

Love the picture of the beautiful stairways!! I have always enjoyed visiting all the manisons!!

Robyn Denton
Robyn Denton Fri, 06/20/2014 - 05:17

Great photos, Marisa. I can't imagine what it would be like to live in those mansions, and I LOVE that someone has their very own pagoda!

Randi Synnøve Larssen
Randi Synnøve Larssen Thu, 06/19/2014 - 14:30

Lovely photos.

Lizanne Killian
Lizanne Killian Thu, 06/19/2014 - 13:31

Mmm lobstah! Sounds like you had a fun trip!

Nadia Slegers
Nadia Slegers Thu, 06/19/2014 - 13:29

Curious about the 6th photo...What is that in the front left? Looks like a lobster :)

Susan Cantin
Susan Cantin Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:44

Love these photos, the mansions are beautiful....I think my favourite photo is the street sign in the blossoms