More Exploring in Newport, Rhode Island

Posted by F&S

After our scenic visit to Cliff Walk in Newport, we wandered into the historic town to see some of the sights there. We learned that Newport was a major 18th century port city and it now contains among the highest number of surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States. Very impressive!

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Girls, thanks for taking me to Cliff Walk!  That was pretty spectacular.  Do you think that now we can check out what's going on in town?

1 Girls, thanks for taking me to Cliff Walk! That was pretty spectacular. Do you think that now we can check out what's going on in town?

There are many glorious homes here, girls, but let's find some of the local shops!

2 There are many glorious homes here, girls, but let's find some of the local shops!

Okay, G.K.!  Let's walk down this street and see what we can find.  Holy-moly!  Will you check out the color of that house!  What were they thinking?

3 Okay, G.K.! Let's walk down this street and see what we can find. Holy-moly! Will you check out the color of that house! What were they thinking?

Look, I found something for us to do before we shop.  Let's visit the Newport Art Museum!

4 Look, I found something for us to do before we shop. Let's visit the Newport Art Museum!

The art museum is in the John N. A. Griswold house, which is an American Stick style building.  Stick style is made notable by the many trusses, gables and decorative shingles affixed to the house.

5 The art museum is in the John N. A. Griswold house, which is an American Stick style building. Stick style is made notable by the many trusses, gables and decorative shingles affixed to the house.

Wow, look at this sculpture by Mike Hansel.  It's called 'Reconfiguration.'  I like it, Sharkey.  How about you, G.K.?  What, not your taste?

6 Wow, look at this sculpture by Mike Hansel. It's called 'Reconfiguration.' I like it, Sharkey. How about you, G.K.? What, not your taste?

Sharkey, G.K., maybe we should ask Mimi Lonski, the owner of Mimi's for Kids, to help us pick out some things for Baby Jude and Truman!

7 Sharkey, G.K., maybe we should ask Mimi Lonski, the owner of Mimi's for Kids, to help us pick out some things for Baby Jude and Truman!

Hey girls, let's check out the Newport Tower Museum next! The Newport Tower was built sometime during the 17th century and no one is really sure what it was originally built as!
www.newporttowermuseum.com

8 Hey girls, let's check out the Newport Tower Museum next! The Newport Tower was built sometime during the 17th century and no one is really sure what it was originally built as! www.newporttowermuseum.com

Here we are touring the Newport Tower Museum newporttowermusem.com with Jim Egan and Aileen and David Day.

9 Here we are touring the Newport Tower Museum newporttowermusem.com with Jim Egan and Aileen and David Day.

Girls, I think this jewelry store, Sequin, might be more your speed than mine.  Brooke, can you find some bling that would interest my female companions?
www.sequin-nyc.com

10 Girls, I think this jewelry store, Sequin, might be more your speed than mine. Brooke, can you find some bling that would interest my female companions? www.sequin-nyc.com

Oh, well, we're all interested in dog biscuits!  Thanks!  Everyone here in Newport is so nice!

11 Oh, well, we're all interested in dog biscuits! Thanks! Everyone here in Newport is so nice!

Comments (17)

  • Thanks for the interesting tour..you three get to do so many things and are always so polite...afraid I would be a country bumpkin...must get some rest..hear something about an outing tomarrow..take care all my dog buddies, Cora-Belle

  • Hello GK, F&S,
    Wow, wow, wow.....
    What amazing museums I really like the Tower Museum. I like the way it is built. You three look like they gave you the key to the city. You have the run of the town. Awesome. Thank you for sharing parts of Rhode Island with us
    it is 1:20am. I am not up early. I am up late. I can't sleep. I am wondering about things again. My birthday is on Saturday and I am wondering what goodies I will be getting on that special day. No one is saying anything. Gee, I hope Karen or the Roberts don't forget that my birthday is almost here. That would totally suck. Naaaa, they wouldn't forget. I am too fabulous for them to forget. Hehehehehe
    Well, I better get to bed so I can catch up with everyone in the morning. I hope all the Glue Squad members had a good night's sleep
    love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    The weekend is here; it’s been a long week for me. Mommy and Daddy have been busy this week and I’ve been home alone every day for at least three hours. Sunday it was church, Monday it was lunch with some friends, Tuesday it was Cub Scouts, Wednesday it was helping friends pack for their return to Idaho, yesterday it was another meeting and lunch, and today they have to go to the Scout Office for supplies. They will be home with me all day tomorrow unless something else comes up. I thought that being retired meant staying home and sitting around; not these two. Expecting thunderstorms Sunday. Not looking forward to that. Anyway, have a good weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Sorry I didn't blog yesterday. Had problems at first and then got things today as Mom and I cried sad and happy tears. So glad Fiona is happy in her forever home.

    I loved seeing you all on your Rhode Island tour. Biscuits---yummy!! I have been a bit more tired the last few days, and we are very proud of the good week I have had. I had visitors the last 2 days and that was nice, but tiring to show off you know. Today is just a nice "cc" fun Friday with Mom and Dad. Everyone have a great weekend. I am going to rest a bit.
    Love & licks,
    Warrior Prince Basil

  • A very special post to my mentor and buddy, Maddox. You are a "king" and I hope your birthday on Saturday is fun. Maybe G.K. will come help celebrate. How old will you be???
    Your buddy,
    Basil

  • Great tour of a great place!!! I just love places with character and history..
    I see Cora-Belle is back, thank goodness...and Maddox have a Wonderful, Fun-filled, Loving BIRTHDAY!!!!

    I watched Dr.Pia's Video from yesterday, I did not turn on the sound, I'm such a wimp when hearing terrible things about animals...but I still cried watching, but Thanked God at the same time for the rescue and adoption...I can't help but think of my own little Pippa, she looked just like that when we found her in a field, there was a pack of large dogs coming at her..I shaved & bathed her, the water turned red and I thought I had accidentally cut her, but it was all flea poo...I miss her.
    Everyone Have a Wonderful and Safe Weekend!

    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Thank G.K. & ladies.
    What a neat little town. That sculpture looks kinda like one at a dog park down the road from us. It is a big iron one. From one side it looks like a child jumping & from the other direction it looks like a dog sitting. It's really cool.
    It's raining this morning, but Mimi says "not enough"
    I'm off to the kennel this weekend. Papa's golfing & Mimi will be off shopping with the wives. My vacation is with the nice girls at Dr. Becky's. They take good care of me.
    Have a Happy Birthday, Maddox!
    Til Monday.......Your Pal, Rebel

  • Hello Sharkey, Francesca, G.K., Warrior prince Basil and all the glue squad,
    What a great trip to Rhode Island! The Tower museum looks very interesting. Mom thinks it was on a history program about the Templar Knights possibly exploring North America. Maybe Prince Basil's ancestor dogs were along for the voyage.
    So glad you are alright Cora Belle!!! Those Fishers are really tough critters. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADDOX!!
    Chloe are you free yet? Hope you are having a good time by the pool today Zoe with sunshine. Mom worked two night shifts into this morning so its R and R time for both of us. Dudley, Rebel, Delia, Kitty,Sonya, Missy Chow,Prince Basil Buddy, Doc Kirby hope you all have a great weekend. Purrs especially to Nicky, Kris, and their people family too. ZZZZZZ- Abby Pug Frenchie beach dog

  • Morning Ladies, GK & Glue Squad..Everyone looks like they have enjoyed their visit to Newport; such a pretty location for some relaxtion and taking in the sights. Going to be a busy day for Mom so early computer time. Happy Birthday tomorrow, Maddox, hope you get lots of goodies!No one will forget your birthday! Warrior Prince Basil, enjoy your c&c time today, rest up and enjoy the weekend. Doc Kirby, congrats on your keen sense for your dad, both of you are very blessed,& sounds like you should have some c&c time also. Cora-Belle, you certainly had an interesting walk the other night, be careful of those critters in the bushes. Only excitment for me the last couple of days was shredding some p.t's, digging a couple of holes which Dad didn't appreciate and patroling my back yard. Possible rain this weekend, which we need badly. Have a great weekend everyone.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K.+Glue Squad, You two girls are so beautiful and GK, you are so handsome and you all 3 look so happy exploring around more of Newport, Rhode Island!!! I'll bet that was Uncle Carlos who was taking these great photos of you! Hope you have a great weekend and hope Martha gets some rain that she needs for the Bedford farm! Cora-Belle, hope you have a fun outing tomorrow! Professor Maddox, who teaches us a lot, hope you have a super birthday tomorrow! Kirby, sure hope your family stays home a lot more so you don't get lonesome! Basil, sure hope you get some good rest and great 'cc' again with Mom and Dad! Delia, thanks for sharing about Pippa-you are a wonderful animal lover just like my Mom! Rebel, sure hope you have fun this weekend with Dr. Becky and the nice girls! Sure hope all of you special buddies have another great weekend! It's still raining here now, but could be sunny this weekend-sure hope so! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Good Morning

    Running a little late today the cleaning lady came and I had to do a time out. I had my head in her handbag and she freaked. I didn't even chew anything just checking things out.

    Happy Birthday Maddox!!! Doing anything special for your birthday?

    F & S I'm not into museums I'd prefer to sit out at a Cafe and people watch. You find some really strange humans walking around and it's funny because their dogs look strange too.

    I'm glad to see Cora-Bell is well and that Basil is enjoying his "CC" days. I haven't heard from Chloe so I think she is still in jail.

    I was out hunting yesterday and caught myself a mole. Mom wasn't too happy and she made me get a bath and washed my mouth out. They are ugly little things and they cause so much damage. Mom was happy I killed it but not happy I decided to play with it in the yard :)

    Well Glue Squaders have a great weekend!!

    Zoe

  • Hello F&S and GK,

    I am not home yet :( but should by by early next week. BUT I did see mom and Abbie a couple nights ago. Lily let them see me when they brought me more of my food. I was so excited!!!! I think mom was worried I wouldn;t remember her and Abbie but I sure did. I got lots of kisses and hugs. And when I tried to jump up on Abbie (just to give a hug LOL) Lily said my command and I sat right down. I think mom was really impressed. I am doing so good.:)Mom did tell me that a bunny made a nest in my yard. She said they better be out by the time I get home or she will have to try and move them so I don't eat them. LOL I like bunnies.:)

    Well off to more training. Lily was very nice and let me blogg since I told her I am member of the Glue Squad and had to give all my friends an update.LOL

    Happy Birthday Maddox!!!

    Have a great day everyone and keep your paws crossed that I come home soon.

    Chloe xx

  • Did anyone official from Newport offer you three a job as tour guides or Newport spokesdogs? Imagine the number of people who would show up just to meet you and get a tour of the city.

    Happy Birthday on Saturday Maddox! How old will you be? Wonder if you might get a surprise birthday visit from your son G.K.? Cora-Belle I have been remiss for not coming up with a title for you. It should be something befitting your hardy cattle dog stature. I will come up with something for you over the weekend.

    Great Warrior Prince Basil, you rest easy this weekend and enjoy some cc days. Doc Kirby Bear, what about you becoming the scout's mascot that way you could go along with Mommy and Daddy. Zoe that mole sounds like yuck, no wonder your Mom was upset. I think we need to break Chloe out of jail. Hasn't it been two weeks yet?

    Rebel have a nice weekend with Dr. Becky and the other girls this weekend. Dudley, Abbey Missy Chow, all of the fab hoomans and everyone else have a wonderful weekend! :smile:

  • ..First off..have a great birthday tomarrow, Maddox, I wil eat an extra cookie and bark and behave badly Sat. in your honor...yeah,Doc Kirby, retirees are a goofy bunch..I know for sure because LUcinda and James are retired and always doing something...catch up on your rest my Warrior Prince, just because we senior doggies get worn out easy doesn't mean count us out..right?..Delia, you are a good person helping that little doggie have a good life...Kitty is lucky to have you...Abby, you right, those fishers are tough guys.hope that one goes back to the woods where he belongs..I couldn't take an encounter with one of them more than once in my lifetime...Missy Chow, in my younger days when my legs where strong, I was a champion hole digger..love the smell of fresh dirt!and Zoe I salute you on the great mole catch..did you notice how soft it was..they are ugly put soft like a cool toy..Dudley another clam tide..oh boy..tourist to bark at..Rebel, enjoy your stay..tell all the doggies about the glue squad ..Sonya and everybody have a great weekeend...over and out, Cora-Belle p.s. I am helping putting up a new outdoor clothesline and cleaning the birdbath..so I better get outdoors!

  • Good morning one and all,
    I heard talk of filet mignon today. Waa Huu. I love that stuff. Hey Chloe, I hope you get to go home real soon. Did you learn a lot of good habits at that boot camp? Doc Kirby Bear, you will get to spend the whole day with your mom and dad, that will be exciting. Warrioe Prince Basil, did you haqve a good "cc" day yesterday? If so, may it continue through the whole weekend. Abby, does your mom work weekends too? If not, then you will spend the next couple days with her. That will be fun. Rebel, I hope you can sneak into the vet's office and use the computer to tell us how you are doing there. Cora-Belle, you are going to be one busy woman this weekend. You go girl...
    I want to thank each and every one of you for wishing me a Happy Birthday. Guess what, I have a two year old daughter that was born on my birthday. Her name is Ouija and she looks right like me. That was so kool that she was born on my birthday. Guess it will soon be time to put on the goofy birthday hat for pictures. hehehehehehe
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Maddox,
    You forgot to tell us how old you are?
    Happy Birthday buddy and congrats on the daughter.
    Love & licks,
    Warrior Prince Basil

  • Maddox, hope you had a fun day yesterday...I did my part for your birthday, I acted naughty all day..prentending I couldn't hear and just did what i wanted..going to be 80 today..oh..no..this double coated old girl will roast..staying in till this evening..bye everybody, Cora-Belle

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