Tuesday, 22 July 2014
One last look at NYC from the airport...
It was an amazing month, packed with so many different sights and experiences, and of course enjoying the time I spent with my NJ cousins, and my American and Canadian friends. Thank you all for your hospitality, and all the fun we had. Not forgetting my 'online' friends either, as it was such a delight to meet with my FB and 'writer' friends. Last, but not least, thanks to all who have followed this account of my trip, and left comments for me, both here and on Facebook.
Sunday, 20 July 2014
My cousin and her husband met me and we went back to their house in Scotch Plains, NJ - and watched the fireflies dancing around all evening. No photo, unfortunately, as they flashed too quickly for my camera to cope with!
When we arrived there, we discovered the next tour was not for another fifty minutes, so instead Jen drove me round some of the older houses in Morristown.
That evening, my two cousins and I enjoyed a meal at a local diner. I was getting quite used to American burgers by this time!
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Here's our 'cruise' ship - MV Gansett
Not a real lighthouse, but a playhouse, built for the Kennedy children.
This one is real - Castle Hill Lighthouse, built in 1890 on the site of an earlier watchtower.
The House on the Rock, built in 1905, and restored by the current owners.
The yacht 'Columbia' which was the America's Cup winner in 1958.
A distant (and hazy) view of Newport Bridge.
Yachts in Newport Harbor
And to end the day, a large burger at Fieldstone's in Portsmouth!
Friday, 18 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
And we assume this car belonged to the tour guide or one of the staff - FRTYWX - Forty Whacks!
'Everything I know about anger management,
I learned from Lizzie Borden.'
Later that afternoon, by way of a complete contrast, I was delighted to meet up with Toni Lynn Cloutier and her husband Billy, who took me out for a meal at Fieldstones in Portsmouth. Toni has been my critique partner and online friend for over 5 years, so it was a thrill to finally meet her in person!