Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Once upon a time in Rhode Island....


This house, the house that Kenny and Cheryl built, tells a very special story.
A story of love and family, great sadness and great joy.  


Kenny and Cheryl built this gorgeous colonial. Really built it.   It took two and a half years to build; weekends and holidays.  When you walk in the door you step back in time.  It was magical.  Even tho the stone on the chimney says 1983, I would swear I was in the 1800's or earlier....well except for the fridge, indoor bathrooms and television.  It is charming and comfortable and lived in.   


Cheryl shares about her life and her story @  

Alexandra, Cheryl's daughter, came home on Friday morning to spend the day with us.
She is a complete doll.  (Melinda, she is doing exactly what you are doing with her 'schooling' right now. Exactly.)


We went to a really neat place for breakfast called The Barn.  


We ate outside....and did NOT get rained on. It was a close call.


We headed to Newport R.I.  
This is the town with the giant mansions on the ocean.  I know you have seen pictures of them and see them in movies.  We went to Rosecliff.  It was owned by a Silver heiress and has been in four movies.  Most notably The Great Gatsby.

We were not allowed to take pictures inside. This bummed both Cheryl and I out.

Rose cliff

I snuck a shot with my iphone.  






I can spot Cheryl, Alexandra and Katie in this picture.  Other blobs are creepers.


Are ya having fun Katie?

After the mansions we went to Newport and had a delicious lunch of heirloom tomatoes and goat cheese at a very cool restaurant.  It was delicious.  We got rained on on the walk back to the car.

Excellent timing.  

So many beautiful things to see in R.I.
Historic and beautiful.  


When we came home, Henry greeted us with a big happy smile.

Cheryl greets her dogs with a "hello friends."
I find that adorable.

They are wonderful company for her...except at 5:00am

Have you been to the mansions?
Would you like a heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese?
Why didn't I take a picture of that?

Thanks for reading!

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