Newport After Dark

An impromptu beach day always starts with a Dunkin’ Donuts stop and a market jammed with a hundred people in line buying $3,000 worth of food a piece. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the people at that market were buying WAY too much food. Unless they were feeding a small country. Even then I’m not sure.

So fast-forward through an hour and a half drive down to Middletown, RI, a few hours of reading the Sea of Monsters graphic novel and putting up with seaweed-infested water, and a workout walking the length of the beach to this:

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I need to work on my sunset picture-taking skills. Anyway, after a crucial debate in a parking lot about what to eat, we wound up at my favorite Newport spot, the Red Parrot. You can tell this is last call for vacations for a lot of people because the place was crazy for a Tuesday at 9pm.

While we waited for much-needed sustenance, we entertained ourselves taking photos out the window and watching two groups of weirdo women taking photos with the police cars outside.

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Then my oldest sister took a shot from her vantage point and my camera went shotgun and took six identical pix in a row of this:

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It’s a nice shot, but still. I really didn’t need six of them. But now I know if I hold the “button” on my phone it goes ape nuts and clones photos. Nifty.

We just missed the awesome gelato place (*frowny face*), but after getting fudge and watching my bro-in-law try on an apron, my sisters and I felt like copying those weirdo women from earlier. So we made the men in our party strike a misdemeanor. Turns out my oldest sister’s husband is HARD. CORE.

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(I have a new app, okay?)

Then things got boring since we were leaving and all, but I did attempt one more shot of the Newport Bridge as we drove across.

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They don’t build them like this anymore. Shame.

Summer feels like it’s slipping away, but it’s not quite over yet, folks. There’s still time for more adventures!

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