Newport, RI and Roomie Hangouts

finally got to spend time with Jessica this week! After living together for two weeks now, I figured it was bound to happen at some point! Sunday we headed out to Newport, RI in the early afternoon. We didn’t really have any plans and didn’t stay for all that long, but we want to head back and do a tour of the mansions there.

We started the day with breakfast at the White Horse Tavern– the oldest tavern in the US. (There she is below.)

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I had cranberry and pecan french toast that was pretty decent but way too sweet for me! I barely finished two pieces! The breakfast there was pretty pricey too and there really weren’t all that many options. I’m also a big eggs and bacon kind of girl and they didn’t have an option to just add a scrambled egg. They did have an $8 egg breakfast but ain’t nobody paying that much for eggs. I could have bought 32 eggs at the store for that price. The tavern was really cute on the inside though and the service was great.

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After breakfast, Jess and I spent the afternoon walking around Newport! It was super cute and for the most part, there was a nice breeze! I also found an art store that was closing out and bought this beauty!

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I was so excited about how cheap it was (still expensive- but for an original painting WITH a frame, it was a really good deal for art in the US- European paintings are always way cheaper). I can’t wait to take it home in September and find a place to hang it! Pretty much everything I have in my house is from my travels somewhere and I was looking to find a piece out here, so glad I was able to get this already!

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We also got our very first picture together! Awwwww, roomie love (my Mac just changed that to rookie love). And yes, I was holding my hair for the picture because it was windy out. Don’t hate. I ended up googling things to do in the area and found Ft Adam’s State Park, so we headed over. It was on the water (as all the forts are) and did some walking around.

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Pretty amazing views there! I love the water up here. I still have only had one beach day where I have spent some time sitting on a towel, but I don’t feel like I need it. I’ve been to beaches and got my tan on in my previous, non-travel nursing life. I just want to walk around and see all the rocky beaches and wharfs and marinas. And there are so many in Massachusetts so I’m pretty much happy no matter where I go. Even the most ghetto areas have coastlines that I like.

On our way back, we decided to get dinner at a Chinese place in Fall River, MA. We yelped it and found a place with 4 1/2 stars and 6 really good reviews. It was totally in the ghetto and served ghetto quality food (for the record, I’m really good at finding places to go in the ghetto- it’s becoming my new thing, which is also how I know that I like the coastline in ghetto areas). I can’t even remember what it was called now but if any of you ever go to Fall River (which you should probably just avoid), avoid their Chinese. If that one had great reviews, I can’t imagine what the other Chinese in the area is like.

Back on track now. So, I lazed around Sunday night and then Monday morning, Jess and I had our hospital orientation which was soooo boring. We were done by noon though so we had time for lunch in Plymouth before I had to go to work. We actually had breakfast for lunch (we both love breakfast- we’re a match made in heaven) and then went to see Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower from afar.

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The Mayflower. In our scrubs, because we’re totally awesome nurses. And because I was totally working right after this picture was taken. Thankfully I only had to work 4 hours. They were busy hours but easy (I don’t think my old job has ever had a Monday that good).

After work, Jess and I headed down to Cape Cod for a Mexican dinner. I’ve realized that Mexican food is just really not all that great when you’re so far from Mexico. The Mexicans making my food (maybe they weren’t Mexican, but they looked like it) didn’t even speak Spanish. They didn’t even have queso. WHAT KIND OF MEXICAN IS THAT?! Clearly not. But my burrito was actually really good for the fake Cape Cod Mexican that it was.

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Definitely had a good time with this girl. We walked around and ate ice cream and I imparted all the wisdom I’ve gained in my 28 years on this planet. But really, we did have good talks and I’m really glad we ended up finding each other on match.com (/allnurses.com).

Anyway, this was pretty lengthy, but all I did today was go to CrossFit and then head to Salem and Gloucester. I ended the day with lots of traffic and a trip to Whole Foods. Salem was alright, but not good enough to write a whole blog post on right now. Maybe if I’m bored later and am impressed with any of my pictures. And now I’m about to FaceTime Jon and sit in wet misery because the humidity has come back in Plymouth and we’ve already established that nobody in Massachusetts believes in air conditioning.

Alrighty, have a good night everybody!

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3 thoughts on “Newport, RI and Roomie Hangouts

  1. It sounds like you’re having a great time so far! That looks like a TON of French toast and I hate when places don’t offer small portions or the option to add a scrambled egg or something because I like eggs too. Even if it wasn’t the best at least you have the experience of going there.

    Love the pictures of you guys on the beaches… the beaches look way different than Southern US beaches! I bet it’s a nice change of scenery; I have never been that far north to know and would love to see everything. But I’ll stay away from Chinese and Mexican food!

    • The beaches here are way different! I’m excited to see the ones on the west coast too! Even the style of living is just so different than in the south! It really is kind of crazy but this is why I wanted to travel! I love it! I like a mix of breakfast foods too!

  2. This post of funny. Yeah the mansions are gorgeous in RI, I’ve seen pictures of it. Didn’t know you can tour them though.

    Fall Rivers I didn’t know was a bad area, I had a friend that lived there. The South Shore isn’t known to be classy. Haha we don’t have much Mexicans here in Massachusetts and the ones that usually work in the kitchen aren’t Mexican, so that’s why it’s not as good as Georgia because we lack a Mexican population severely. Usually Dominican or Puerto Rican. The restaurant I go has queso, I don’t really like queso so I ask without it lol. Plaza Azteca, there isn’t one close to you, there’s one in Worcester and one where I live in Methuen. =/ It’s a chain though that goes all the way down to North Carolina, and for being a chain I find it to be good, it’s always jammed packed, everyone loves it.

    Certain parts of Salem is a bit ghetto too, they have a beach as well. Lynn which is next to Salem is runned down. Then the rest of the towns in the North Shore are rich towns. Well maybe not so much Gloucester, they’re the one that had that teenager pregnancy packed and Lifetime made a movie about. I went whale watching in Gloucester. Newburyport is nice though, where the Groupon is for whale watching, rich town, I like driving and seeing all the nice houses.

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