We’re home from Newport now and we had a wonderful time there. It was great spending time with family, and I especially love all of our traditions. They’re the best part of our trip, and I look forward to them so much.
On our final night in Newport, we enjoyed an early dinner at Midtown Oyster Bar. Mal and I actually first dined here when I was newly pregnant with Q-Man. If you look at my photos from that meal, you’ll notice a lack of alcohol on vacation! Ha! And right after that meal, I felt my first waves of morning sickness and starting craving yogurt and fresh fruit like it was my job. Oh, memories.
Anyway, dinner at Midtown Oyster was quite delicious, but what I loved most was the upstairs space where we sat. It was gorgeous– big and open with high ceilings, natural wood, and modern furnishings. It also wasn’t nearly as loud at the downstairs bar area, so we were able to talk at dinner, no problem.
The upstairs was also a great place to take a toddler since there was plenty to see– like fans and big fish on the walls! Quinn also entertained himself with a paper bag for a good 20 minutes. He loved putting things in it and then taking them out.
Quinn was also a fan of the box of crayons that our server gave him. Look at that concentration! He played with it for quite awhile!
Yesterday, we enjoyed a leisurely morning with Papi. (Mal’s sister headed home the night before.)
We ate breakfast at Gary’s Handy Lunch, a diner on Thames Street.
We took Quinn there last year and he was so tiny. This year, he almost an entire blueberry pancake with a fork. I can’t believe how grown up he’s getting!
I ordered scrambled egg whites with spinach and home fries. Mmm! I love diner breakfasts!
After breakfast, we walked around and explored Newport.
It was such a nice weekend. I’m already looking forward to next year, but I can’t believe we have to wait a whole 365 days!
Questions of the Day
Do you take an annual trip with your family? Where to? How long have you been doing it?
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