2017 Annual Newport Weekend

Another Newport weekend is in the books! This was our 9th year visiting (Qman’s 5th – feel free to do the math on that one ;)), and it’s still our favorite weekend of the year!

Friday

Annual cart photo! 🙂

Once we were settled, we headed out into Newport to do some exploring and grab dinner.

We went to The Deck for dinner, which was just okay food- and drink-wise, but the views were incredible!

Saturday

We were up and at ’em on Saturday morning. Qman was more than ready to start the day!

First stop: Empire Tea & Coffee.

Second stop: Kiel James Patrick! I follow him (@kjp) and his wife (@sarahKJP) on Instagram, so I just had to see what the store was all about – Qman was not nearly as excited! 🙂

Then, it was off to the arcade!

Papi and Lori joined us there!

After that, we headed back to the timeshare for lunch and Qman’s nap. When he woke up, we had some snacks and drinks on the porch.

Hooray for cheesy popcorn!

Then, we all drove over to The Lawn at Castle Hill, one of our favorite annual family traditions.

FYI: My pants are from Stitch Fix! 🙂

Sunday

Sunday started with run on the Cliff Walk, one of my favorite placed ever to run!

After my run, I enjoyed an iced espresso mixed with protein powder as well as some serious Transformer and Paw Patrol playtime!

Papi and Lori made us pancakes and bacon for breakfast.

After breakfast, we planned to go on a sail boat ride, but it got rained out, so we went back to the arcade for some more fun.

We did a little shopping and grabbed lunch at Gas Lamp Grille before heading back for Quinn’s nap.

When he woke up, we played indoors for awhile, but we eventually got a little stir-crazy, so we headed to a nearby playground and took a walk along the water.

That night, after we put Quinn to bed, Mal and I headed out for a date night at The Mooring. We had such a nice time. I highly recommend The Mooring! The food and service were excellent!

Chocolate chip gelato was a GREAT decision!

I can’t believe our Newport weekend is already over. Until next year!

 

16 Comments

  1. This looks like such an amazing weekend getaway! LOL at Quinn’s 5th trip 😉 It’s so cool that y’all get to go every year – I love family traditions!

  2. Look at that Big Wheel machine! I started watching Price is Right with my dad (childhood memories) and I bet your son felt like a star! That pancake pile looks amazing too. The patience to monitor a series of pancakes cooking is a special thing. 🙂

  3. I always love your Newport vacation recaps, it looks like a stunning place! Hopefully we can get there soon. We have a place nearby that we go for our family vacations and I look forward to it every year as well.

  4. We go there all the time. It is my favorite place too. We usually stay in a hotel but I didn’t realize they have time share options. Where do you stay?

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