This post is going back to the beginning of August. Preston had just finished his internship (like that day) and his parents flew out to New York City to see us and to take us on a weekend trip up north. I'm slightly obsessed with the northeast and could not stop smiling the whole drive out of the city. I LOVED seeing all the trees! Same thing as when we went to New Canaan earlier in the summer. The northeast just has such a charm to it.
Oh by the way, heading up to Cape Cod from New York City on the weekend is probably the worst idea. We were stuck in traffic for hours!! Same story on the way home on Sunday. Luckily I loved the scenery and being in a car again so I didn't mind too much, but it really was a looong drive.
Our first stop was a little restaurant that we ate at on the way to Newport. I had to get a picture of the view from the back.
The first night we stayed at a bed and breakfast in Newport. It was kind of a creepy old place to tell the truth, but it was an adventure! Newport is known for all its mansions, so we spent some time going to look at different mansions and even toured the Vanderbilt mansion, The Breakers, in the morning!
The morning we got up bright and early to tour the mansions. This is looking off the cliffs from some of their backyards.
I'm not sure which mansion this is but I thought it was GORGEOUS!
These are the gates into the Vanderbilt mansion
You can't take pictures inside the mansion, but here was one we took on the balcony. How would you like waking up and looking out at that view each morning?? By the way The Breakers was amazing! There was so much detail put into everything.
After our morning touring the mansions we headed up to Cape Cod! The beach was beautiful and Preston laid down in the sand and was dead to the world for like a half hour haha. He had literally pulled all nighters for the past week up until then so he deserved a good nap!
It was a bit windy but I had to get a picture of the grasses and trees around the beach
That night we spent the night in Plymouth (yes the pilgrim Plymouth) at a perfect bed and breakfast. We were in heaven! In the picture below you can see the Mayflower in the back on the left hand side. There's a better picture further down though.
On Sunday we went to church and to see the Mayflower before heading back home to New York. This is actually just an exact replica of the Mayflower- not the real thing- but we were amazed how tiny it was! It looks big in the picture but it was pretty small to fit so many people.