We spent the night in the Hotel Viking here in Newport. Historic, classic, really comfortable. And we got a good deal on the rate (sharing a room helps too ; ) ) It’s more cozy!
It’s also off of KAY street – my initials!! I felt very welcome.
We all slept in this morning and enjoyed talking from our beds for a while before we decided to check out the hotel’s fitness center rather than our group power walk because it’s raining (hard). It was really nice! One of the nicest I’ve been in in a while. Larbs, Matt A. and I did a mixture of ellipticalling, treadmilling and weight lifting while my Matt went out looking for coffee.
I asked Larbs if she’d pack me an indoor workout outfit since I only brought running pants. When I put it on I realized it was all MY clothes!! My 2001 senior high school grad shirt and a pair of shorts marked with my Davidson laundry #1203 to prove they were mine. That sneak!
A few Frog Hollow peaches (which I had forgotten about!) tided me over to breakfast
Matt went out searching for some light breakfast treats to bring back for us. The group voted to put our effort into a nicer lunch rather than a big breakfast and light lunch. I suppose lunch is a more fun meal.
Matt came back with coffee
And a dessert-y peach muffin. I wasn’t in the mood for sweets, so I just had a taste
And plan to chow down on one of my packed bars for breakfast instead.
We’re going to tour one of the Newport Mansions and then will seek out that lunch!