Monday, July 27, 2015

Days 5 & 6

June 19th, Day 5, was a really good travel day. In the morning we hit the Statue of Liberty and Castle Clinton- and that took up the whole morning. We had missed the boat out to the statue so we had to wait another hour for the next one. 

We went back to the hotel, picked up all our luggage, called an Uber to take us to the car rental place, waited 2 hours for our car, and then started up the coast. We wanted to make it to Maine that day but we weren't able to get on the road till 5ish. We stopped for dinner at a really really yummy place called Cheeseboy for some yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and then found a hotel in Newport, Rhode Island and called it a day.

June 20th we were up for some more adventure then just driving. We started the morning off at a place called Kitchen Scratch for breakfast and it was pretty good. The chef was a guy that just made up his own menu and I was impressed. I had what he called stuffed french toast and I'm craving again. Guess we'll have to go back :) In a brochure we saw some advertisments for some Mansions that looked really cool so we went and checked them out.  On the way up we found this cool Indian Statue and got a picture. 

We only went into one Mansion called the Breakers. It was where the Vanderbilt's summered. It was very impressive on the inside, but you can't take pictures. We took an audio tour that was pretty impressive. With each room there is a different story that you can listen to about the children in the summer and the staff that worked there. It was gorgeous. 
 Then we stopped at Plymouth Rock. Marie wasn't very impressed- it's pretty little!

 Part of the reason Marie wanted to drive up the coast was to find this statue. It is a statue of one of her ancestors named Hannah that scalped like 10 indians. They came and killed most of her family and kidnapped her and her 3 day old baby. After the killed the infant she (as one story said.. thoroughly pissed...) scalped them and took their scalps back into town to get paid the bounty for them.
 By this time we were hungry! We stopped at a BBQ place just down the road from Hannah's statue called New England Country Market and were super impressed with this huge turkey leg! I got a BBQ sandwich and it was pretty good- but Kyle got some corn on the cob that was REALLY good.
After our BBQ we made our way to Boston and to our Hotel- The Courtyard Marriott to change to get ready for the temple. Kyle has made it a goal to go to the temple once a week all summer. He started back in April and we couldn't be so close to a temple and not be able to keep his streak going- so we did a session at the Boston Temple. As I was changing at the Hotel I realized my recommend was in my bag- in Arizona. Luckily the temple got ahold of Bishop Reidhead and they let me in. yay! I think this is like the 3rd time he's had to bail me out. 

And that's a wrap for Day 6!

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