After a lot of confusion with the bus schedule and some poor time management, the cohort finally made it on a bus to meet Ms. Cruzat at her hotel. As soon as we arrived to the hotel we headed out to catch another bus to Newport. Today we planned a trip to visit the Newport Mansions. The bus ride was very long, after over an hour of uncomfortable sleeping and a stop at a Newport souvenir shop, we made it to our destination. We didn't have to walk a lot to see the huge Breakers Mansion, which was owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt II. The warm weather was much needed after the very chilly bus ride, we stayed in the front of the mansion for a bit to snap some pictures. After our small photoshoot we headed inside.
In the mansion we were provided with a set of headphones and a device which acted as our tour guide. To go into detail about the mansion would take hours so I'll just say it was beautiful. Throughout the tour I imagined it being my house. The house was huge, the tour didn't even cover the top two stories of the house and it was really amazing to imagine people actually living their lives in this house. The tour was very detailed and gave a great deal of history on the house. I really enjoyed everything about it.
|The view of the city from Providence Place.|