Saturday, July 09, 2011

Summer in New England

For those of you who have lived in New England you know that summer does not last very long here but when it is here it is beautiful. A little while back we had highs in the 40s and the next day it was 80 degrees and sunny. Luckily it has stayed that way and we have been able to get out and enjoy it.

We have spent a lot of time on our bikes and exploring the places we have lived lately. We started with a trip to Newport. It was a great day trip. We brought the bikes and loaded the boys up for what we didn't know would be about 18 miles of riding. We really wanted them to experience everything though. We viewed the mansions, went to the cliff walk, flew kites at Brenton Point, toured downtown, and then surfed some waves at the beach. This is where the surfing video comes from. Here are a few more pictures. It was a great day.

On another occasion we decided we wanted to walk out to the outer lighthouse here in Old Saybrook. The lighthouse is famous and featured on the license plates of CT vehicles. After a 2.5 mile ride and a 0.5 mile walk we made it to the light. It was worth it.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful experiences! We are glad to see you are all having a wonderful time enjoying your summer.
Love mom and dad

Alison said...

So fun! Makes me miss New England. and the Millers. Love that shark kite!

Laurie said...

I remember getting my picture taken with the anchor too! I can't believe how big the boys have gotten. Glad to see you're all enjoying summer!