Final Day in Newport, Rhode Island and Rocky Seas!
It’s early on Monday morning and we are docked in New York City, ready to disembark. What a night! We hit a terrible storm with 15-foot waves again. Proud to say that neither of us got sick but it was close about midnight! I was dosed up on Bonine and another seasick medicine that we got in Paris. Whatever the combination, it worked.
Here are our pics from Newport and the Breakers. It was cool and quite breezy, but still fun to see the lives of the rich and famous from the Gilded Age. First the Cliff Walk along the shore.
Next some interior shots of The Breakers, the spectacular home of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Their lifestyle was incredibly gaudy and opulent with such things as changing clothes five times a day.
I’m out of time so just two quick stories about how small a world it is. One night at dinner, I sat next to a lady from New York City. She asked what business I was in and I said television. She was surprised and said, “So was I!” She worked for the company who was the national rep for our advertising, KATZ and knew one of my associates well. She emailed him that very night, and he responded that it was hard to believe in such coincidences. On one of our tours, our guide shared that her daughter who had grown up in Nova Scotia went to a university in Alabama on a soccer scholarship. I asked which school it was and she said JSU. That is where I went to college. She was flabbergasted and so was I.
Thanks for joining us on this interesting cruise…all in all a fun time despite some definite “ups and downs.”
L & B
October 30, 2017 @ 3:20 pm
Once again you manage to find the best out of difficult circumstances! Thanks for sharing and being such a good role model!
October 31, 2017 @ 12:18 pm
This has been a great trip to take us into the Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving season. Also, I had never thought about the behavior of toilets on a ship at sea during a storm. As always, you entertained and educated. Thank you.
November 11, 2017 @ 5:33 am
Two fans of yours heard a rumor that a new Paris law prohibits short time rentals of their homes. We are planning on spending the month of September in Paris. Any thoughts?
Thank you Katie & Rick McCool
November 11, 2017 @ 11:23 am
That is true to some extent, but there are lots of stipulations which I don’t know. We still rent but it’s not an AIR B&B and has never been someone’s home. We have to pay cash. I would try either of these two web sites which are reputable agents: paristay.com or parisattitude.com.