Friday, October 29, 2010

newport around town

here are some shots from our walking day in newport. lots of amazing clapboard houses that were built in the 17th and 18th centuries and have been restored very well. we also checked out the grounds of the tennis hall of fame and saw lots of exotic trees everywhere and ended with the cliff walk which was cool, but definitely not the west coast.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

francis malbone inn, newport

the next stop on our trip was newport, rhode island where we stayed at the lovely francis malbone inn. the website really doesn't do it justice. our room was so pretty with a fireplace and a personal garden and the afternoon tea and breakfast were wonderful.

i'll post a few shots from newport in my next post.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ipswich part 2

more shots from our time in ipswich at the orchard and more hiking.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

castle hill in ipswich

i'm back!! sorry it's been so long. i have been crazy busy at work, but we did manage to get away for a couple days this weekend and it was amazing. katy elliott did a post about how lovely ipswich, massachusetts is in the fall. boy was she right. we stayed at the inn at castle hill on the crane estate and it was perfect!! the inn was beautifully decorated and we had full range of the 2,100 acre estate which includes beach, marsh, forest, dunes and lots of hikes through all of it. all of these shots were taken on the grounds. i also have a few more in the next post.