A Whirlwind weekend. SAN-BDL: CT, MA, RI

posted by Russ, June 1 in travel with tags , ,


5/26 – Online flight check in. Arrive airport 12 noon. Washington DC 9PM. Hartford’s Bradley International Airport at 11:30PM. Hertz rental car at midnight. 90 degrees outside. Heavy winds. Get car and head to mom’s house. Heavy rains, crazy thunderstorm. Temperature now 65. Power out at mom’s. Sleep @ 1:30AM.

5/27 – Wake up, breakfast, visit with mom. 2:30PM hit the road, head to Boston. Arrive Boston @ 4. Check into Copley Square Hotel. Relax {briefly}. 5PM Complimentary wine in lobby. Walk down Boylston to Boston Common. Follow Freedom Trail to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. Bowl of clam chowder and our first quahog. Hop on the T, head to Newbury and the Back Bay for dinner at The Other Side Cafe. Down the street to The Pour House. 11:30 PM to bed.

5/28 – 11AM Farmer’s Market Copley Square. Hop the T again, lunch at America’s Oldest Restaurant, Union Oyster House. Walk to North End, visit Paul Revere’s House, walk more. Take the T back to hotel. 4PM, leave Boston. Hit Memorial Day traffic heading to Newport, Rhode Island. 6PM, arrive Beech Tree Inn. 7PM, head down to Thames Street. 8PM, dinner. 9:30 PM meet up with old friends after a wedding rehearsal dinner. 1AM, sleep.

5/29 – 9AM breakast at B&B. 12 noon head to cliffs for 6 mile cliff walk. Enjoy the day, come back @ 2:30, clean up and prep for friend’s wedding. 4:45 cab to Wharf. 5:30 ceremony starts. 7:15-9:30 dinner. Dancing, drinking, friends. 12 midnight, sleep.

5/30 – 9AM wake, 10:30 check out. 11AM drive scenic ocean view drive and visit Fort Adams. 4PM stop at brother’s house back in CT, visit with his family. 5:30PM leave, 6:30PM @ mom’s. 8PM head out for dinner with friends. 11:30 back to mom’s. Sleep.

5/31 – 9AM wake up, breakfast. 11:30am head to dad’s. Visit. 1PM-7PM Barbecue and visit with Grandparents back at mom’s.

6/1 – 3:30 AM. Wake. 4:40AM return rental car. 5:30 check in. 6AM head to DC. 8:45AM head for San Diego. 10:45 arrive San Diego. 12 noon HOME.

Currently: sitting and thinking and can’t believe how much I did this weekend!

Originally posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 3:57 PM .

2 Responses to “A Whirlwind weekend. SAN-BDL: CT, MA, RI”

  1. Grace says:

    Oh wow, glad you had a good (and full!) weekend. My bf used to be a bartender at the Union Oyster House and Newport is one of my favorite places.

  2. Russ says:

    Yea, Newport is a great place. I used to try to get out there every summer. Surprisingly though, this was my first time really exploring Boston, even though growing up I lived just an hour and a half away. That’s cool about your bf, interesting place to work!

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