Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Exploring Rhode Island

Stephen and I spent the weekend exploring Rhode Island for my birthday. We spent Saturday evening enjoying a delicious dinner in Providence at Providence Prime. Every year on my birthday I eat steak and lobster (and never feel guilty for it.)After dinner we headed to Gracie's for delicious dessert and drinks. Our waitress was exceptional, and when Stephen told her it was my birthday (he told everyone who would listen that it was my birthday) she brought us a free glass of Prosecco and then brought our desserts.
Rhubarb Marscapone Cheesecake (the reason we went to Gracie's)
Chocolate cake looks so much better under candlelight

After drinks we walked around downtown Providence, found a street festival with an awesome live band, danced our booties (and dinner and dessert and drinks) off, and finally headed back to the hotel before we fell asleep on the spot.

Nothing says "We love Jesus" like a church sign covered in glitter (downtown Providence)
Sunday morning we headed to Newport with the goal of seeing the Bellevue mansions and checking out the Cliff Walk. We had breakfast at Annie's on Bellevue, then walked up and down marvelling at the summer homes of former upper class Americans like the Vanderbilts. Thanks to the wicked heat wave, we were dog-tired and decided to skip the Cliff Walk (but we'll be back) and decided to buy a ticket and explore The Elms.

Welcome to The Elms
How great is this one shot of the Garden?
It was a great overnight trip and we are already looking forward to going back when it cools down a bit to explore the Cliff Walk. If you ever get the chance to visit Rhode Island, we highly suggest it.

2 comments:

Becky Mochaface said...

That marscapone cheesecake looks amazing. Like I could eat the photo.

Kristin said...

OMG, that cheesecake looks and sounds amazing! Thank you so much for entering our giveaway for The Sart and Domino books over at The Lil Bee!