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OK, moving onto the ride. If you ever have a chance to do this ride, I highly recommend it. There were 3 different ride options – a 10 mile route, a 25 mile route, and a 45 mile route. We decided on the 25 mile route.
After getting back from the ride, we found out that I had one a raffle for a local restaurant. We were going to make a day out of being in Newport anyway, so I was pumped that we’d get some free lunch too!
First though, we headed over to a cute country fair down the road and walked around for a bit, and then made our way over to Newport Grand so I could get my fix of an hour’s worth of penny slots (lost $5, but had fun)! We then went to the BBQ place to get some yummy lunch – it was delicious but definitely a ‘sometimes food’ meal, as I would say to the kids that I work with!
The last part of our day was going over to Newport Storm, a local microbrewery and rum distillery. We were able to do a tour of the facility and then taste 4 different types of beer. Terry also tasted the rum, which they let you taste at the different stages of the process.