Travel Tuesday Thoughts

It’s been a fabulous summer in Newport, RI and although Paris is never far from my thoughts, I was thrilled to be here instead of Paris.  Paris tends to empty out in the summer, there was quite a bit of rain there this season and my summer is jam-packed busy with the boys’ and my husband’s comings and goings.  Sailing, swimming, grilling and chilling is at its best here!

Newport has been dry, sunny and warm for the majority of days.  The sky has been that kind of blue you dream about for a beach vacation.  The ocean water is nice and warm – well warm by New England standards.  Normal swim preparation around here involves a routine where you first stick your big toe in till it warms up, then your whole foot, then your lower leg and so on until you can duck your head under water without freezing your brain.  The couple of days of rain we had brought amazing results – like rainbows!

I’ll take Paris any other time of the year, but summer belongs to New England!



  • John in France
    Posted at 20:50h, 23 August Reply

    Actually I’m in NZ having my house fixed after our earthquakes. But back to France, mainly along south coast in one week. As for earthquakes maybe you felt the one on the east coast of US today??

  • John in France
    Posted at 17:30h, 23 August Reply

    Newport looks perfect for summer holidays. Actually I also love Paris in the summer months – there isn’t the rush of people like normal, and you can comfortably jay walk across Rue Rivoli even, and get easier access to galleries etc. What’s wrong with having less people on the footpath?!! But for a family, what you have at the moment with all the water sports etc you couldn’t do in Paris!

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 20:05h, 23 August Reply

      Hi John!
      Where are you now?
      Glad you can Jwalk on Rue Rivoli – summer perk!

  • Live2Travel
    Posted at 12:03h, 23 August Reply

    Actually, Newport can be pretty great at any time of year. It’ s definitely a four-season kind of place. Love living in Newport but definitely excited to be in Paris again later this year.

    • Weekend In Paris
      Posted at 13:20h, 23 August Reply

      Hi Jolie!
      I am excited for you to be going to Paris again later this year. What are your favorite places? Hotels? Things to do?
      I used to live in Newport year round so I can agree that there can be great times in the winter as well, but I am thankfully not shoveling snow and get to visit it year round. A little bit of snow in fun in small doses!

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