Good morning, friends!
On Sunday, it rained all morning and afternoon, so our second day in Newport was pretty low-key.
Mal and I woke up starving for breakfast (I actually woke up at 3 AM and ate a container of yogurt because I was so hungry), so we headed out to Gary’s Handy Lunch for breakfast. We felt kind of bad going to breakfast without Mal’s parents, but they were still sleeping and we didn’t want to wake them. Thankfully, they didn’t mind at all (and appreciated the extra sleep), and they actually ended up going to Gary’s for breakfast since we raved about it so much.
Gary’s was great. It reminded me a lot of the Wheelhouse Diner back home with the open kitchen, counter service, and super friendly waitstaff. The menu and affordable prices were similar too.
For breakfast, I ordered scrambled eggs with bacon and homefries, which I covered in hot sauce and ketchup. DELISH!
After breakfast, Mal and I stopped by Mokka Coffeehouse to buy some coffees for ourselves and Mal’s parents.
I went with an iced decaf coconut almond milk latte, which was excellent—sweet, but not too sweet. I hate it when baristas go nuts with the syrup, but this iced latte was perfect.
Mal and I spent the rest of the morning catching up with work—him grading papers, me blogging and responding to emails.
A little while later, the four of us headed to Mudville Pub to watch the Patriots game—another annual Haupert tradition.
I half watched the game, half tried to figure out Rebus puzzles on coasters. I must have figured out about 15 different ones, but my mother-in-law is wicked smart and solved all of the hard ones that I got stuck on.
While at Mudville, I chowed down on some loaded baked potatoes. I had a major craving for cheese and potatoes… and bacon (always).
On the walk home after the Pats game, Mal and I stopped by the arcade for a playtime.
We played a few games of Skeeball and “Hoop Fever.” So fun!
Mal killed me at Skeeball as seen by his excessive celebration with his tickets.
Look at my little stub of tickets… pathetic.
I ended up beating Mal at “Hoop Fever,” so I was happy to have those bragging rights. Haha!
Neither of us had been to an arcade in awhile, so Mal and I were surprised to see that this one was all electronic now with a card system where you use your credit card to pay for plays. No more quarters!
It’s definitely a great system—I’m sure it makes people spend lots of money—but it kind of made me a little sad too. For some reason, the thought of a pocked full of quarters as a little kid is a special memory for me. I still remember my grandmother on my dad’s side giving my sister and me an entire roll of quarters for the arcade and it was the best day of our lives! There’s just something about having quarters. I dunno. I guess it’s not the same with a card.
After some fun at the arcade, we headed back to the condo and had a relaxing evening.
My mother-in-law made a lasagna (she prepared it at home and then brought it down to Newport), so we reheated it for dinner.
Then, we spent the rest of the night chatting, watching TV, and playing more Candy Crush (since we’re all addicted).
All in all, it was a fabulous weekend in Newport! It’s still my favorite weekend of the year!
Question of the Day
When was the last time you played games at an arcade? What’s your favorite arcade game?
P.S. For the Breaking Bad and pug lovers: Heisenpug aka Walter White from Breaking Bad.