Monday, September 16, 2013

Things Making Me Smile # 4: Newport, RI

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am sharing some photos of my trip to Newport, RI from this summer.
Have you noticed that I love to take bottom-half pictures? Yeah, I noticed too. Guess its my version of the selfie!
There is just something charming about this little shop window. Cluttered and busy it may be, but we don't see stuff like this in Madison and I felt the need to photograph it.
 Leave it to me to take a picture of the random cute kitty hanging out with us in the street!
The Newport Bridge!
I took a picture of this menu because here in Wisconsin, we don't use the word rotary. We call them round-a-bouts. But I still use the word "rotary" because I got used to using it when I lived in RI for a summer. After that they started popping up all over the Midwest and now people look at me funny when I say "rotary."
Isn't this cute!? It just looks like this family of geese are walking through the gates of their home...

Just precious.

Every summer growing up we would take a trip to Newport, RI. My Dad grew up here so we have lots of family around. I also lived here the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year of college when I got a chance to develop really close relationships with some family members. I am very thankful for that time because although they are far away, they are a big part of who I am now!
I hope that Lila will feel the same way about this side of the family when she is older.
We also lucked out in that Newport is a beautiful city with lots of lovely beaches, old houses, cute shops, and historical mansions to explore!


  1. Fun pictures! It looks like a great trip--and I love the picture of the geese.

  2. I like those geese, and Newport looks like a great place to spend some time.

  3. We call them roundabouts as well in Australia. And there's nothing wrong with bottom-half selfie :) looks great!

  4. lovely pics!...the one with geese is cool!

  5. Hi Liz! Visiting you back from my blog....thanks for stopping by. I love your pictures in this post...not your typical which makes them special. Following you GFC and Google+!

  6. Thanks for sharing the pictures about RI. I would like to visit it one day!
    Google + friend :)