Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer Vacation

Our summer vacation this year was spent with Bruno's parents (Pam & Nick).  We had two weeks of fair weather and split our time between New Hampshire and Connecticut.

To begin we spent a fne day in Portsmouth NH, and looked around the Strawberry Banke Museum where a whole city block of houses fromthe 1800's have been restored to their original condition.

We finished the day in Portsmouth with a harbor cruise which was a treat for everyone (including Kokee).

Of course, we had to take the steam train to the top of Mount Washington and the views from the top were perfect.  We even managed to fit in a short tour of the world-famous weather observatory at the summit.

Sheri was in her element amongst the trees on the top of Black Cap mountain in North Conway.  We also visited Freiburg (Maine) and several waterfalls on this sunny day.

There were many fun-guys to hang out with on the trail.

Once back in Connecticut we made several trips to the beach, and sampled a few local restaurants.  Dessert at the Weekapaug Inn was fantastic, as was the gelato at our local coffeee shop (Junk & Java).  We also visisted the Babcok-Smith house in Westerly to learn about life in our closest town when it was first being developed by the granite industry.  

Of course no trip would be complete without a dinner at the Olympia Tea Room in Watch Hill.

Final good-byes at the Westerly train station at the end of a very enjoyable visit.

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