Monday, September 27, 2010

Newport for the Day!

I hope everyone had a nice weekend, I had a lovely Sunday! The day started with a banana and some Asana yoga class at my gym. The yoga classes at my gym are not very challenging, but a perfect post-intense run workout. It actually, surprisingly, was a more challenging class than I was expecting and I am a little sore from it today. Once home, I made myself some oatmeal with apple, cinnamon, peanut butter, raisins and granola.

Oh and a little more coffee too! Around 11 my dad pulled up with his 7 passenger van and we filled up all 7 seats. We all headed down to the Newport Winery for the 1 o'clock tour. Here are a few pictures from the tour:

Then we did some tasting...

The wine was OK, not my favorite. I am no wine expert, but I felt the wine had a funny after taste that did not sit well with me. However, it was really fun tasting all the different kinds of wine and laughing with my family.

After the tasting we sat outside at the vineyard and had a picnic lunch. I was not thinking and left my camera in the car when I went to go get the picnic. So, I have no pictures of lunch. Sorry!! However, I can describe what we had: 3 types of cheese (Aged Chedder, Gouda, Comte), crackers, white bean hummus, grapes, carrots, celery, brownies and cookies. We had a feast!

We drove over to downtown Newport, RI and then to the mansions. We wanted to go into the Marble House, but it was closed for the Food and Wine festival. So, we instead went over to Rosecliffe and toured that home.

The house was BEAUTIFUL!!!! With incredible ocean views!! I wouldn't mind living here and having this view! How about you?

On the way home we stopped at Granite Links on Quarry Hill for dinner. The tavern has good food, but more important has spectacular views of Boston! Unfortunately it was starting to rain by the time we got there so we couldn't see the views too well. Oh well, the food was still great. I had lots and lots of rolls to start.

I LOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEE bread!!! For my entree, I had a mixed greens salad with goat cheese and scallops.

The salad was good, but the scallops were a little gamey and not very good. However, it was a very nice dinner and a VERY nice day with Family!


  1. I know that at the last Vineyard we went to, the wine we tasted was actually pretty terrible, as far as wines go. But it was a fun adventure, you know?


  2. I agree with you, it is just fun to go and try the different wines and enjoy time with friends and/or family!

  3. That winery looks like fun! Love you outfit in those pics! Also, congrats on the 12 miles. That's awesome!!! Have a nice night! :)