Sunday, January 30, 2011

Adventures in Twist Ties and Bert Hats

I don't know about you but I find checking out of a hotel to be depressing. No matter how long you stay at the hotel, it always feels like two seconds earlier that you were in the same lobby checking in. I know I was only on a two day vacation this week, but it felt like about 3 seconds. And yet, all the ridiculous meetings I have to sit in always feel like 3 weeks long. Why is that?

Are you sick of seeing pictures of Eric and his brothers yet? Too bad...


We arrived to our hotel, Newport Wyndham Onshore nice and early on Friday afternoon and had some time to relax before dinner. I don't think I'll mention the place where we ate dinner because Erin may or may not have found a twist tie in her chicken... wish I was kidding.

On Saturday, Eric and I introduced the rest of the family to 2 of our favorite Newport locations that are winter-friendly: Newport Vineyards and Newport Storm Brewery...







For dinner we went to a restaurant called Newport Tokyo House.


The menu amused me.... note "interesting wine"...


Also the food was delicious and no twist ties to be found. Wahoo. I have high expectations for my food as you can see.

This morning we ended the trip on the best note possible...



Yup. If you go to Newport, go to the Cookie Jar.

Also, give event gifts for Christmas, then you get to enjoy them too :)

I'm done being demanding now. Oh wait, one more thing.... universe, I'm begging, please redirect any blizzards headed to Boston this weekend. We literally have no space and I really need to teach some kids to read about now.


  1. Twist tie in her chicken? EW EW EW!!!

    Weekends away always go by WAY TOO FAST. Regular weekends go by fast, but weekends away go by extra fast! I'm glad you had a good time though :)

  2. ahhhh twist ties!

    I second your snow comment.

  3. I'm a Newport girl born and raised!!! I miss it and try to get there at least once a month to visit! Next time you're planning a trip let me know. My parents own a B&B there!

  4. Looks like fun! We're going away in 2 weeks and I can't wait!

  5. Um, gross. A twist tie?!?! YUCK!

    Those cookies look delicious!! Yum, yum!

  6. I'm never sick of Eric and his brothers!! I love the pics :) And yes, those wines ARE interesting...are they really wine?? I mean pom margarita wine?? Sounds...well...interesting!
    And I'd love to visit a place called Cookie Jar. Sounds like it's right up my alley.

  7. Sounds like an awesome weekend - minus the twistie tie thing! Weird (and gross!)!

    I hope this next storm misses you!!

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