Honestly, we relaxed a lot on Saturday and decided to head over the bay on the water taxi to have dinner that night. The place we catch the water taxi is literally outside our door. It's not a bad walk at all and it's just a beautiful setting. We arrived at the dock a little early and shared it with these guys.
The water taxi was WAY crowded but still a fun ride. I never get tired of jetting around the harbor looking at all the amazing boats.
We headed over to the Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant in town to put our name on the list. We knew it would be a wait and were prepared for that. Fortunately for us, they had a great bar upstairs and we were lucky enough to get two seats right there. We enjoyed a drink (or two) and headed down to our table. We sat outside and it was a beautiful evening. We had a delicious dinner and really were able to enjoy ourselves. This restaurant was really very reasonable and the decor was so fun. Lots of vintage signs, sporting equipment and other fun stuff.
After dinner we wandered around town a bit. Newport is a very old town here on the actual island of Rhode Island. It's very cute with tons of restaurants and shops. A lot of the streets are still cobble stoned. I absolutely love it. You will see little side streets filled with people, bars, ice cream stands, chowder stands, etc.
Here was our ride:
To really celebrate our anniversary, we bought lobsters while we were out Sunday afternoon. We cooked those bad boys up and had them at home. They were delicious!!
I don't have the right equipment yet, so here is how we cracked the shells.
Yes, they are pink. No, they are not my husband's pliars, they are mine. I can't have anyone talking smack about my strong soldier.
He intended this photo to only go out to our kids via text message. Little does he know, it's now on my blog :)
This morning we drove to Boston to get our boy. No, that wasn't our original plan. Yes, we were going to meet his mother half way sometime this afternoon. She changed her plans at the last minute and went home early. We spent all day in the car instead of at the baseball game, picking up the kid, and having dinner out. That woman! It's a good thing her change took her away sooner rather than later. I'd had enough already.