Friday, May 22, 2015

The Cliff Walk -- Newport, Rhode Island

Happy Friday and welcome to the last post in my Newport, Rhode Island series.  
Today we are talking about The Cliff Walk. 

Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

"The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. Wildflowers, birds, geology ... all add to this delightful walk.

     What makes Cliff Walk unique is that it is a National Recreation Trail in a National Historic District.  
In 1975 the walk was designated as a National Recreation Trail ... the 65th in the nation and first in New England. The walk runs 3.5 miles and about two-thirds of the walk is in easy walking condition. Parts of the southern half of the walk are a rough trail over the natural and rugged New England rocky shoreline." - Cliffwalk.com

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, Rhode Island


Another day, another Newport Mansion. 
Wish I could say that every day. 

There is something so lovely about the history and stories behind these mansions.  They are like real life fairy tails right in your back yard(ish).  These beautiful European Mansions on a Rhode Island coastline.  While The Breakers is the most famous of the Newport Mansions, the others are beautiful, grand, and very unique.  
Let's talk about Rosecliff.  


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island


Welcome to the latest installment of Katie Wanders.  
Today, Katie Wanders to The Breakers, one of the mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.  

Lawn and Ocean Views from The Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island 
While I was home for a few weeks between the semester, my wandering soul took me to everywhere oceans and coastal.  While I had been to Newport a few times for road races or a winter event, I had never toured the famous mansions of Newport. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jamestown, Rhode Island


Welcome to another segment of Katie Wanders... to Jamestown, Rhode Island.  

Get ready for lots of talk about Rhode Island this week.  I am sort of in love with the whole state.  Right on the Atlantic and full of New England charm with a great Marine Science focus through the University of Rhode Island, and lots of opportunities to go diving. 
Did I mention fresh seafood like lobster, little necks and oysters?

Monday, May 18, 2015

NAME CHANGE! and Motivational Monday Weekly Recap-- 18 miles

Well, you might have noticed things look JUST a little different here.  You typed in RunningARagnar.com and somehow got sent to a site called Katie Wanders. 

Well, I am so happy you made it.  For the past few years I have toyed with the idea of changing the name of the blog.  I mean, lets be honest, I haven't run a Ragnar relay in a very long time and I have no intentions of starting any time soon.  The name worked when I started the blog, but lately it's shifted more into a blog about my adventures, traveling, running and food.  So KatieWanders.com was born.


Don't worry.  Same sorta stuff, with a different name.
 Let's start with my normal Monday weekly recap. 

Monday:  18 miles 
Wednesday  6 mile trail run
Friday:  3 miles