Arriving in Newport, Rhode Island

Posted by F&S

Martha attended a really fun Titanic party in Newport, Rhode Island this past weekend and, of course, we dogs went along for the ride.  Newport is such an interesting place to visit and we got to do a bit of sightseeing.  Here is the first installment of our tour.

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How exciting, Sharkey!  We're finally here!  Welcome to Newport, Rhode Island!

1 How exciting, Sharkey! We're finally here! Welcome to Newport, Rhode Island!

I'm very excited too, Francesca!  Newport is a very historic town, and you know how much I love history!

2 I'm very excited too, Francesca! Newport is a very historic town, and you know how much I love history!

Like this, Franny!  We're on Bellevue Avenue right now, one of Newport's most famous streets!  It was considered the backbone of the town's Gilded Age, between 1865 and 1914.  Many famous people owned summer homes here.

3 Like this, Franny! We're on Bellevue Avenue right now, one of Newport's most famous streets! It was considered the backbone of the town's Gilded Age, between 1865 and 1914. Many famous people owned summer homes here.

This mansion, the Champ Soleil, was home to Lucy Drexel Dahlgren in the early 20th century.  Look at the golden details on the gate, Francesca!  How lovely!

4 This mansion, the Champ Soleil, was home to Lucy Drexel Dahlgren in the early 20th century. Look at the golden details on the gate, Francesca! How lovely!

The Gilded Age in Newport was marked by families of great industrial wealth.  Many of the people who built summer homes here were leaders of art, architecture, and culture.

5 The Gilded Age in Newport was marked by families of great industrial wealth. Many of the people who built summer homes here were leaders of art, architecture, and culture.

Francesca, do you think we could go on a ghost tour of Belcourt Castle?  The French-Rennaisance home is supposed to be haunted—especially the spooky Gothic Ballroom!

6 Francesca, do you think we could go on a ghost tour of Belcourt Castle? The French-Rennaisance home is supposed to be haunted—especially the spooky Gothic Ballroom!

Oh Sharkey, I know this one!  That mansion is called Seaweed and is where Martha is attending a dinner party in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic!

7 Oh Sharkey, I know this one! That mansion is called Seaweed and is where Martha is attending a dinner party in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic!

Sharkey, I can see why so many people decided to summer here.  Look at the beach!  It's beautiful!

8 Sharkey, I can see why so many people decided to summer here. Look at the beach! It's beautiful!

Look at those darling Adirondack chairs, Franny!  You, G.K. and I should take a walk on the beach later.

9 Look at those darling Adirondack chairs, Franny! You, G.K. and I should take a walk on the beach later.

I'm glad we're out of the car, girls!  Thanks for taking me with you.  These houses sure are beautiful!

10 I'm glad we're out of the car, girls! Thanks for taking me with you. These houses sure are beautiful!

G.K., Sharkey, do you think we can get around this gate somehow?  I want to see more of this historic mansion called Rough Point!

11 G.K., Sharkey, do you think we can get around this gate somehow? I want to see more of this historic mansion called Rough Point!

No problem, Francesca!  Rough Point has been open to the public as a museum since 2000.  It's owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation.

12 No problem, Francesca! Rough Point has been open to the public as a museum since 2000. It's owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation.

Girls, here comes the Newport Trolley!  Let's hop on and do some more sightseeing!

13 Girls, here comes the Newport Trolley! Let's hop on and do some more sightseeing!

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  • Good morning everyone,
    I must say,there are some very beautiful buildings in Rhode Island. It was very nice of Martha to take you along on her trip. It looks like you all had a great time sight seeing.
    I forgot to go back and check the previous post. I do that every morning before I go to the new one to see if I missed any comments. I will do that now. I didn't see anything from Cora-Belle or Zoe yesterday, which is quite unusual.
    So, I am going back in time and I will check in later.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Good Morning F, S & GK

    WOW those are some beautiful homes. The Seaweed house looks like a hotel!! Your mom sure does have some hottsy tottsy friends. Martha looked great in her gown for the party. F & S I'm surprised you didn't break out a gown with your jewels and attend the party.

    So what do you think about this weather? 91 degrees yesterday out on the back deck it felt like mid July! Dad turned our a/c on because of his COPD which was fine by me. I wish it would just stay in the high 70's and sunny :) I guess I shouldn't complain Basil is still getting threats of snow.

    I think Mom is calling Dr. Keefe today because I keep licking my paws. I'm not chewing just licking like crazy. I guess I better stop or Dr. Keefe here I come :(

    Zoe

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    It’s 91 degrees in April? Zoe, what will you do when the summer arrives? It’s been hot here too but not that hot. I have almost all of my things I took along on my short trip back at my stationary home. Moving things around sure does take up some time. Mommy brought home the things she took along and now she can’t find some of her skirts. They are somewhere in the closet; she just brought them home and placed them where they would fit. I’ll help her look after while; right now she says I am in the way. I think I’ll just take a nap!
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Ladies & G.K.,
    Your trip looks like a lot of fun. I thing I'd like a trolley ride. Those are really big houses! It would take a week to explore just one! It is so nice that you got to go along. Where did you stay? I guess we'll find out tomorrow.
    Have a great day everybody.
    Your Pal,
    Rebel

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Good to see you back in the photos G.K. Sightseeing no less, looks fun. That Rhode Island looks like a beautiful place. It seems everyone is getting warmer weather than usual. We had our sprint of snow over the weekend and now warm in the 70's. I am just afraid of a hot, hot summer. Mom hates heat. I sure hope you don't have to go to the doctor's Zoe. I bet you are licking your paws from eating diapers and baby wipes. Yucko!!! You must have been out of your mind crazy after that not fun houseguest last week. Rest, and no paw licking. Cora Belle, I need to hear from you. You know Old Basil Boy, I get worried about everyone. Hope yesterday you were by the water and eating maple bars. Everyone have a nice day.
    Love & licks,
    Warrior Prince Basil

  • Good Morning everyone! What a beautiful area Newport,RI is. How exciting that you pups got to visit and how interesting that mommie martha gets to go to a Titanic Anniversary dinner.
    Kitty has had 3 ticks already and I put that stuff on her neck, yet those disgusting bugs are on her...good thing I got over my tick phobia otherwise it would be horrible..they must be out early because of our warm winter & spring this year, hope this is not what I have to look forward to.
    Everyone have a great day and hope it's a fun one!

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K.+Glue Squad, How nice for Martha to take all three of you delightful buddies of ours to Newport, Rhode Island on Saturday the 100th anniversary of of the Titanic sinking!!!! You must have had a wonderful time visiting all around that area! Can't wait to see your next set of photos about this trip! Once again, it's so fun to see all three of you together!!! Welcome Gerard, sure hope your Frenchie, Haiyuu, is doing better after his surgery from the damage on his spine and hope he can walk again! My prayers are with both of you! Hey Zoe, sure hope your feet are OK! Cora-Belle, sure hope to hear from you today and hope you are doing well, also! Hey Warrior Prince Basil, you sure sound good today and hope you are doing well, also! Hope all of you have another great day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Morning Girls, GK & Glue Squad, Nice to see all of you out and exploring Newport RI. It really is a pretty location for sightseeing. Another day of temps in the 80's, so I think I will stay inside for most the day; but temps will be changing tonight. It was pretty uncomfortable for the runner's yesterday in the marathon. Where are you Cora-Belle?
    Warrior Prince Basil, you sound GREAT!! Zoe, no licking or you may be wearing 'paw socks', hehe..Now, what kind of trouble can I get into today?? :)

    Till next time,

    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • And one more thing.......
    I forgot to ask Lola if her folks go to the Kentucky Derby. Even in Colorado we always watch. Thanks, who are Gerard and Haiyuu also? Did I miss a new welcome? So sorry if I did. It sounds like they need some Glue Squad prayers.
    LOve & licks,
    Warrior Prince Basil

  • Hello F & S,

    I dont have much time.... sneaking on trainer Lily's computer while she is out. LOL Just to give an update on my training. I am still here :( but should be home by the end of the week. Lily says mom keeps calling to see how I am doing :) I miss them all sooooo much and want to go home. But guess what....I can howl. Have been doing it since I got here. John, Lily"s husband,is going to come to my house when I go home just to go over with mom all my new commands.
    Gotta go... hear someone coming. Be back blogging real soon.

    Chloe xx

  • Ms. Stewart,
    Next time you're in Newport, stop in at the only Victorian spa in the region. Spa Terre at the Hotel Viking, the oldest hotel in Newport, One Bellevue Ave.
    A victorian delight with treatments from around the world!

  • Since I am a fan of Titanic I enjoyed Martha's blog entry today. How wonderful to see you were able to tag along and do some sight seeing.

    Since moving to NH. from CA. 11 years ago, I've never been to RI.

    Can't wait to find out more about your exploration!

    gail

  • I love Newport. Infact I loved it so much I bought a house nearby. I also have a frenchie (and am organizer of a large Frenchie group in Manhattan) and since there are so many dog friendly places up there he loves it! You can take dogs on Narragansett Beach in Narragansett until May some time so we'll be doing that this weekend. He also loves the Cliff Walk in Newport.
    Beautiful State!

  • My! Haven't I been gone a while! Well, happy to see you all again!

  • Ruff! Hi fellow dog authors and appreciaters of all things smelly. I'm a lab (mix) who also writes about travel and especially restaurants. I live in Newport!!! Did you get to sample the water bowl offerings on Bellevue Avenue? They are plentiful and tasty too. Also.....do not forget...National Donut Day is coming up soon (first Friday in June). I'm sure it will be a fine day. Auguri....Boots

  • Awesome photos! Newport looks beautiful. What type of dogs are your's? Pugs? They look like corgis from behind. Very cute :)

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