September 2, 2010
Tired of the beach, we struck out north up to Portsmouth for half the day. At some point in my life I got four free passes to any Newport Mansion properties. Two years prior, during our first Rhode Island trip, we all went to see The Breakers I think. Since the passes had no expiration date, I gave ‘em a shot at the Green Animals Topiary Garden which, although nowhere near the Newport Mansions, is part of them somehow. It was broiling hot I remember and Damian wasn’t having too much fun, but this is an undeniably cool place – Green Animals is the oldest and most northern topiary garden in the United States!
A nice opening picture of Hoang about to…
… Take this picture. Did I just BLOW YOUR MIND?
The real Joe Camel – with throat cancer and everything
Just trying to look natural walking by a topiary elephant
Actually, yes, I WAS making fun of the particular way Damian walks
Damian appears bamboozled
If only Damian wasn’t pitching a fit here (trust me), this would be a frame-worthy picture
Damian, asking for “more trellis” in the left picture, gets what he wants
This is my favorite topiary – a person riding a thing
What the duck?
This reminded me to go look at the CTMQ page dedicated to The #1 Threat Facing America today, Bears!
Art part 1
Art part 2
Then we went to go check out the seashore and tidal pools somewhere:
Hipster album cover photo
Hipster album liner notes photo
Then we went to the Newport Creamery:
The drink makes the man