2017 Annual Newport Weekend

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Andy Raynor NH


Another Newport weekend is in the books! This was our 9th year visiting (Qman’s 5th – feel free to do the math on that one ;)), and it’s still our favorite weekend of the year!


Annual cart photo! 🙂

Once we were settled, we headed out into Newport to do some exploring and grab dinner.

We went to The Deck for dinner, which was just okay food- and drink-wise, but the views were incredible!


We were up and at ’em on Saturday morning. Qman was more than ready to start the day!

First stop: Empire Tea & Coffee.

Second stop: Kiel James Patrick! I follow him (@kjp) and his wife (@sarahKJP) on Instagram, so I just had to see what the store was all about – Qman was not nearly as excited! 🙂

Then, it was off to the arcade!

Papi and Lori joined us there!

After that, we headed back to the timeshare for lunch and Qman’s nap. When he woke up, we had some snacks and drinks on the porch.

Hooray for cheesy popcorn!

Then, we all drove over to The Lawn at Castle Hill, one of our favorite annual family traditions.


Sunday started with run on the Cliff Walk, one of my favorite placed ever to run!

After my run, I enjoyed an iced espresso mixed with protein powder as well as some serious Transformer and Paw Patrol playtime!

Papi and Lori made us pancakes and bacon for breakfast.

After breakfast, we planned to go on a sail boat ride, but it got rained out, so we went back to the arcade for some more fun.

We did a little shopping and grabbed lunch at Gas Lamp Grille before heading back for Quinn’s nap.

When he woke up, we played indoors for awhile, but we eventually got a little stir-crazy, so we headed to a nearby playground and took a walk along the water.

That night, after we put Quinn to bed, Mal and I headed out for a date night at The Mooring. We had such a nice time. I highly recommend The Mooring! The food and service were excellent!

Chocolate chip gelato was a GREAT decision!

I can’t believe our Newport weekend is already over. Until next year!


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