Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
We arrived in Newport on Sunday afternoon. It was a bit cool and cloudy at times but still we had time to check out Thames Street before we stopped to get ready for dinner. I found Bella an adorable harness at a shop called Salty Dogs and we also bought ourselves a Newport-esque Christmas orniment for our tree. For dinner we went to the Brick Alley Pub which is also on Thames. They had a fairly large menu but I decided on having a bacon cheeseburger with fries and K had the lobster roll. We both enjoyed what we had picked and headed back to our condo before Soprannos started.
Our first full day in Newport was much busier. We walked through Newport, all of the way from our condo to the Chateau-sur-Mer. It turned out to be about a two mile walk but we really enjoyed being able to see parts of town rather than just zooming past it in the car. During this walk we peaked into the International Hall of Tennis. What a beautiful tennis court! We toured the Chateau-sur-Mer based on a recomendation by a friend. K and I both really enjoyed the tour. After our tour we walked back to our condo to wait for our friends to join us. I was pretty exausted at this point and was ready to sit and do some waiting. Once our friends showed up we had lunch at the Red Parrot along Thames street. They ordered a bucket of steamers and it seemed to be never ending! I didn't participate in eating them. There was something about them that didn't look appetizing to me that afternoon. After more shopping we had dinner at an Italian joint called Sardella's. Our friends eat regularly at a place near their home in Hoboken NJ, and the owners of that place know the owners of Sardella's and recomended that we try it. The food was very good, and we really enjoyed dinner there.
Our last full day in Newport was another busy one. After getting ready we headed back up to Bellevue Avenue to do some more site seeing. We took a walk along a portion of the Cliff Walk, and ended up at The Breakers. The Breakers is the Vanderbuilt family summer home which we decided to tour. It is the largest of all of the Newport mansions and was quite impressive. Surprisingly it only took two years for the structure to be built! We stopped for a casual lunch at a place called O'Brians Pub. They where one of the few places open for lunch on Tuesday. Our last notible stop on our trip was to the Black Pearl Restaurant. We had reservations to dine in the Commodore's room. Everything about it was wonderful. I can see why they get such good reviews!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Also, I am officially "out" now about our new addition to the family. For those of you who have not been told yet- I got knocked up. Thankfully by my husband. We are due in December and I am sure it will come up in future posts. Might as well officially mention it now! I even broke my knitting drought with another Petal Bib from OneSkein.
Oh yea...and I have a Flickr account now too. I have been considering using it for a while now but Ravelry's integration feature pushed me over the edge! Plus it allows me to post pictures here without filling up my blogger space usage. Link to my pictures over on the left.....
Monday, May 7, 2007
I have had cats in my life as pets. They all loved sunning themselves in the windows. So much so that my parents white cat Noah is actually in the front window in the picture on the Allegheny county assessment page. However never in my life had I had a dog which enjoyed the same thing. Mo loves to sun himself. So much so that we have to remove him from the sun on especially hot days to keep him from over heating. On this particular day I didn't get to opening the front door quick enough for him and he managed to crawl onto window sill. I always thought they looked a little cat like- but I didn't expect the behaviour to follow!
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
The tile is my favorite part. They are 3x6 ceramic tiles sometimes called subway tiles laid in a brick pattern. I was inspired by a house I grew up in with a similar tile pattern. The room is small, and we tried to keep the budget down but the whirlpool tub was a splurge for us. After using it I am certain it was a good idea! We are also waiting on a custom order vanity top/sink. The all white one in the picture came with the vanity. We ordered one that is just cultured marble- however it is in a grey granite pattern. We are just waiting for it to come in. Also waiting on a replacement window for the room.
Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek!!