Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island
We drove from Franconia, NH to Holliston, MA, near Boston, yesterday and landed for the night at the home of a college friend I hadn’t seen in 50 years. Our hosts suggested we spend today, our last vacation day, in Newport, RI, only a 1.5 hr drive from Boston. So . . . Newport was the end of our trip, (one small full circle) and Newport was the beginning of my adult life when I was stationed here as a LTJG in the Navy Nurse Corps (a bigger full circle). The Navy no longer has a base here and the town has changed so much it was unrecognizable. I’m glad I got to experience it when it was still a ‘real town’ not a tourist mecca.
The house MaryCie and I rented at 150 Rhode Island Avenue when we were stationed there in the Navy Nurse Corps (1967-1969).
The church in the square in Newport, complete with historic headstones in the graveyard.
Joan, my nursing program college classmate at San Jose State University and her husband, John. Joan came to visit MaryCie and me in Newport and met John, a pediatrician at the Naval Hospital. They obviously hit it off - now married 47 years!