After three weeks of company, I am getting back to "normal"! It's been busy but fun. My sister Kathy stayed a few days later than the rest of the company and we spent some girl time together. We went to Newport for a couple of days and it was great!
I've been to Newport before and love going to see the mansions. This time I discovered one that I had never heard of - Rough Point - the home of heiress Doris Duke! Apparently it opened in 2000. Who knew!http://www.newportrestoration.org/exhibits_collections/slideshow/37-rough_point_valance
They have volunteers who have now put in over 2500 hours working on it! The project is set up in the mansion and you can see how it is progressing. There is an article about it here.
Altogether we went through six mansions. I wish I had pictures of the insides to share.
You have to see for yourself!