Boston Day Trip to Newport, June 2006
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June 18th, 2006 – by: freak0ut
Newport is what I would call a quaint town. It's adorable and fun to walk the streets in, but I can't imagine why on earth anyone would take a long vacation to it. We had to walk at least a mile along the quaint street to get to a beach. On the way we stopped at a magic shop, and the guy working there played a good trick on Trinity by pretending to spray her to ketchup.
We forged ahead to the beach and found lots of shells, and we saw a horseshoe crab. Let me tell you, there's nothing quite as exciting as discovering wildlife that is not native to your own region. We went to dinner at a place called Rhino Bar and Grille, which was okay. The best part of our dining experience was the girl sitting across from us who was arguing with her boyfriend the entire time.
We continued through the main street and bought a few souvenirs in shops. We ate ice cream at a place called Hurricane Jane's, and then we had to be back on our bus. But before we got back to the bus depot, we found a statue of a monkey, which I swear looked exactly like my dad. I called him immediately to tell him he had been immortalized in Newport, RI. It was a fun town and great for a day trip (I'd even think about taking another one there). We got back to Boston and ended up running into Net, who had been in New Jersey, at South Station, and we took the train back home together. It's very strange to me that I hardly ever see people I know when I'm out in Milwaukee... where I actually live and know hundreds of people, but put me in Boston where I know four people and I manage to run into one of them in a crowded train station.
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