Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rhode Island Round Up

roadtrip

Hi all! I am just stopping by to say a quick hello and give a mini trip update via some of my instagram photos. I have been having a wonderful time in the "the ocean state". The latest Miss America winner is from here (first time ever for the state), pretty cool right? Anywho...

1. Hit the road way later than originally planned.
2. Stayed over in Pennsylvania for the night and had a yummy breakfast at the cute restaurant next door.
3. Was stuck in horrible traffic shortly after this photo, thankfully the rolling hills sure are pretty.
4. I am staying at my grandmas and she has the cutest 60's sheets.
5. A silhouette of mini me. My grandmother had them done for her children and grand children :]
6. Clamcakes!!! I also had an Awful Awful (a Rhode Island milkshake), so I can cross them off my to-do list.
7-8. Saturday has been the only warm and sunny day :-/ thankfully we took full advantage of it and visited a few beaches. It was still too chilly to go swimming...and enjoy it.
9. Climbed on top of an old abandoned water tower from the 1800's at Brenton State Park. It is located next to the Carriage House, which is one of my favorite places to explore (you can see it in the back of the photo).
10. My summer home. Ha. Just kidding. Ocean Drive in Newport has an entire road of summer mansions from the Rockerfellers to the Vanderbilts. If only...
11. Later that evening we went to a Vegetarian restaurant - The Garden Grille - for dinner and afterward headed to their Wildflour bakery for vegan cupcakes - YUM!
12. The last image is another shot of Brenton State Park in Newport from earlier in the day.

Trip overload, huh? I also visited my grandfather twice in Connecticut, which was really nice. Tomorrow is our last day and I am spending it with some more family. Thursday we are leaving bright and early and heading to Canada! At least that is the plan as of right now... We thought it would be fun to stay by Niagara Falls for the night and finish off the rest of the trip Friday.

Phew. I will catch up on all of your lovely comments and blogs as soon as I get home :]

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

** Have you entered my awesome Hello Wallflower giveaway? Don't worry, you still have time! The giveaway ends Friday night at midnight, so don't miss out. Good Luck!! **

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Screen shot 2012-06-04 at 1.02.56 AM

Also:
Congratulations to Kelsi of Kelsi Does Hair, you won the $50 Giftcard from Shabby Apple!! You should be receiving your giftcard from them shortly if you have not already. I hope you buy something beautiful :]

36 comments:

  1. I love the trip roundup, it looks beautiful! The light leaks in your instagram pictures make them extra pretty and I love the overall feel of it all. Sounds like a terrific trip, safe travels!
    xo Hannah

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! Rhode Island is so beautiful. I have way too much fun with the light leaks on one of my apps, haha. :]

      Delete
  2. The pics look great, Allison. I've never been to RI. I bet it would be fun. What part of IL do you live in? I'm in IN visiting my family. It would be cool to meet & do blog posts on how blogger friends met in real life, don't you think?

    Anyway, have fun on the rest of your trip! I'd love to go to Canada. I've never been.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :] It really is. You should definitely go if you ever get the chance. I live in the Chicago suburbs. I think that would be a lot of fun :] How long are you visiting?

      Thanks. Canada is so pretty!

      Delete
  3. So pretty! Niagara Falls does sound pretty nice :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :] Thanks. Niagara falls is SUPER nice!! Well...over the top touristy, but the falls are beautiful.

      Delete
  4. Looks like you had an awesome time! I love the silhouettes that your grandma had made - that's such a clever idea!
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did :] Thanks! I love them too. I remember having them done. We had to get all dolled up and sit so patiently but it was worth it. Definitely making my children get them done!

      Delete
  5. Thank you, Allison! I'm so excited to get a dress from Shabby Apple - just in time for my birthday too! Your Rhode Island pics are great. My mom used to live there, so I have been there a lot. I don't know if you got a chance to take the ferry to Block Island, but that is one of my favorite places in the world! If I ever become a millionaire I am going to move there and just eat ice cream and ride bikes all day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so welcome! Congrats :] I am glad that it is just in time for your Bday - Happy early birthday to ya lady!!

      I am so glad you have been there!!! I love Block Island :] I went a few summers ago and drove the scooters all around the island. Sounds like and excellent plan.

      Delete
  6. I saw that Miss America winner from RI on Yahoo News the other day and thought of you. I forget right now, but how much longer are you there? I love all the pictures of your trip thus far!
    Congrats on your big win! I swear. It's not even a joke anymore how lucky you are. It is fact. ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. Everyone was so excited in Rhode Island about it. I was there for a week. I can't believe I am so behind on catching up on comments - ugh. Thank you so much :] I have been so unbelievably beyond lucky. I need to donate a bunch of stuff and put some good back in to the universe.

      Delete
  7. ummmmmmmmmmmm this looks fantastic. loving these pictures.

    K

    ReplyDelete
  8. these photos are beautiful! and sounds like a great time. i love road trips - and the milkeshake and crab cakes sound delish!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I had a really good time :] And they were both so yummy, haha.

      Delete
  9. What a fun trip! I would love to do something like that with my dad. I bet you are both having a blast!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We both had a lot of fun. It was nice because we don't get to spend a whole lot of time together.

      Delete
  10. From your pics and recap, it sounds like you're having fun and good food besides the bad milkshake. Enjoy the rest of the trip and your family time!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I had such a good time. Haha. The "Awful Awful" milkshake is it's name. It stands for Awful big, Awful good. For people who haven't heard of it though I can definitely see it being a poor name choice.

      Thank you :]

      Delete
  11. It looks like fun! Niagara Falls is pretty awesome so be sure to take lots of pictures to share!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh I am so jealous!!! I have always wanted to go on a road trip across the east coast!! Can't wait to see more pics

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :] You definitely should some time if you get the chance. The east coast is beautiful.

      Delete
  13. I've never been to Rhode Island before! Definitely want to visit one day: it looks gorgeous. I think I may make a goal to visit all 50 states at least once. Yup. Gotta.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You definitely should if you get the chance, it really is!! That sounds like such an awesome goal. I would love to do that too.

      Delete
  14. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You are quite an excellent Instagram-ographer! :D I haven't been to Rhode Island yet, but these pics may have nudged me to.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha. Thank you! My phones camera is such awful quality so I try to counteract it with fun apps. :] I hope you visit some time. It really is a special place!

      Delete
  15. Looks like a great trip! And I love that little silhouette<3

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Rhode Island looks beautiful. I would love to visit. I need to travel more!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should if you get the chance :]

      Delete

Newer Older Home
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...