Sunday, May 27, 2007

Newport Bike Ride

If any of you live in a popular summer destination area, you know what it's like...traffic jams from Memorial Day to Labor Day! Biking is the perfect way to avoid dreaded gridlock. This morning, Jeff and I rode a counterclockwise route around Newport shown in red in this detail from a Google map.

Newport is famous for the mansions like Rosecliff and Marble House situated along Bellevue Avenue. The gardens rival the architecture! Bellevue is the the straight, vertical road on the map.

The big crowds were by the beaches this morning and we had Bellevue Avenue almost to ourselves!

I actually took this picture of the steeple on Saturday, when I had to make an emergency trip to Starbuck's for vanilla syrup. I was double parked on the cobblestone street and snapped this pic while Jeff ran into the shop! It is St. Mary's Church where President JFK was married.

Here are our bikes by Newport harbor. You can see the Newport Bridge in the distance.

I hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend and also take a few moments to remember our troops, past and present!


Devorah said...

What a nice ride. Thanks for sharing. Those houses are HUGE.

A vanilla syrup emergency? *g*

suitcaseofcourage said...

Great travelogue!! SO wish I was there! Your pics are beautiful and I gotta start including the routemaps in my posts like you do!

Debby said...

You have some of the most beautiful scenery on your rides! It must have been an amazing trip to go past the mansions on your bike.

Baycolonyfarm said...

Great photos of Newport! I haven't been there in over 20 years, but I'd love to go back again soon.

Your photos brought back a lot of memories. :)