Page 2 of Hervey family fun time Travel Blog Posts

Everyone woke up late and had the breakfast buffet again for the 4thstraight day. By this time, we had found our own corner table where we all fit and the kids can sit on the wall together. As was with almost all of the trip, there was great weather, so we decided to go to Narraganset and Salty Brine beach. The sand was white and the kids could watch the Block Island Ferry and fishing boats come and go. Steve, Tory, Nathan, and Rosie also had fun climbing on the rocks and took a walk down to climb the ladder at the lifeguard station neat the Galilee beach club. Everyone ate some tasty clam chowder at Geroge’s of Galilee and then went back to the room for late naps for Rosie and Vivian. Nathan swam with ... read more

By this day the kids still weren’t sleeping well but at least they woke up happy and the whole family went down to the hotel breakfast buffet. We planned on trying to visit Roger Williams Park and the kids had fun climbing a statue and walking across “Lover’s bridge.” It started raining so we drove towards Providence to try to goto the mall, but it was getting late so we went back to the room since we were going to Jenn and Matt’s house in Cranston in the afternoon. It’s hard to have to keep coming back to the hotel for naps with 2 little kids who need naps. While Rosie and Vivian napped, Tory and Steve took a short drive to East Greenwich for clamcakes (which didn’t taste like much) and delicious New England clam ... read more

A very early morning For Rosie allowed Steve and Grandpa to take her out of the room and down for breakfast so her loud excitement would not wake up Tory and Nathan. After breakfast, Rosie went back and played with Nana in the other room, which was a huge lifesaver several times during the trip. This allowed Steve to go back to bed as he, Tory, and Nathan caught up on sleep until about 9:30. Since Rosie woke up so early she was able to an early nap, so Steve, Tory, Vivian, and Nathan decided it would be a great day to go out and visit Brown, Steve’s old college alma mater. Before heading to Brown the group stopped to get Tory some breakfast at Wendy’s and some beach toys at The Dollar Tree store for ... read more

The first day in Rhode Island we needed to spend time in the morning before Tory and Vivian landed from Washington D.C. around 1:00. Steve, Nathan, Rosie, Nana and Grandpa went to Ann and Dave’s in the morning at the house that Grandpa grew up in. Ann used to be a pre-school teacher and watches her Grandkids a few days a week, so her house was perfectly setup for the kids to play with some puzzles and duplos while everyone caught up. Steve's cousin David's wife Gina came by too, but none of the other kids were there to play with Nathan and Rosie because they were in pre-school. We went back to the hotel so Rosie and Vivian could take naps in the room, so Steve and Grandpa could go to the airport to pick-up ... read more

North America » United States » Rhode Island » Warwick May 16th 2019

Steve, Nathan, Rosie, were excited to head to New England and see the state where Steve went to college and Grandpa George was born and raised. There was plenty of family to visit and places to see, but the first step was flying out there and Steve definitely appreciated the help that Nana (Susie) and Grandpa George gave him by flying out altogether. To get to Rhode Island, the easiest flight was to go direct to Boston, then rent a car and drive to Rhode Island, where there were 2 rooms reserved at the Hyatt Place by the Warwick/Providence Airport. The family left the house in Oak Park around 10 to get to LAX. The airport was busy so thankfully they had just enough time to get to the gate in time to be called for ... read more

The family trip to Rhode Island actually started a few days earlier in the week, when Tory and 4 month-old baby Vivian left to Washington D.C. a few days earlier leaving the Monday after Mother’s Day (May 13th). Vivian thought it would be fun to see where her Mommy Tory spent her college and work years before coming back to California. Steve, Nathan, and Rosie helped take them to the airport but first had to make a stop at the “Bruder” Factory nearby the airport. At the Factory, the kids can “test” the different trucks out and play in a ball pit. All of Nathan’s favorite trucks from home are Bruder trucks so getting “test” as many trucks as he wants, particularly the ones he doesn’t have at home. Who wouldn’t want to be a tester ... read more

North America » United States November 14th 2018

Another amazing nights sleep in a hotel was a great way to celebrate our “Babymoon” mini-vacation. We both slept in until around 8, and had some hotel room coffee before Steve went out to the hotel store called “Tidal Coffee” to get some breakfast for us both. We hung out in the room until checkout around 11, when we decided it would be fun to go do a hike at the Point Lobos Reserve State Park. The time spent at the hotel was very nice for us to be able to catch up and talk about so much on our minds, which can be so hard to do with the responsibilities at home and with the kids. We arrived at Point Lobos on a perfect, sunny day, in contrast to a colder and overcast day the ... read more
She won't sit still
Point Lobos Beauty
Bird Island

North America » United States » California » Big Sur November 13th 2018

We were able to enjoy the best night of sleep in a while, with no kids to wake us up early or the middle of the night. We didn’t start moving until after 9:00 and ordered room service for breakfast. Eventually, we decided to head out around 11:00, but not before being able to switch rooms to another King-bed that had a tub and view of Cannery Row and partially the ocean. Every interaction with the staff at the hotel has been superb, from the spa yesterday to the valet’s and room service, it has been friendly and better than any service at a hotel that we have had before. We started off down cannery row and stopped at the Pebble Beach store to buy Steve a golf shirt and some other essentials that marked our ... read more
Prego Bixby Bridge
Bixby Bridge
Big Sur

North America » United States » California » Pebble Beach November 12th 2018

One last morning in George’s house in San Jose with Steve’s parents before leaving for our “Babymoon.” We made it out to a breakfast café called “Cup and Saucer,” that Susie and George really like, and had a big breakfast of the kids favorties: Eggs for Rosie and pancakes for Nathan. We were going to spend some playtime at Pump-it-up nearby but it didn’t open until 10, so we spent some time a Christian Book store in the kids play area looking at toys and books. At Pump-it-up, Rosie and Nathan were having a blast climbing around and sliding down the big slides together. The wipeouts and faceplants did not seem to bother them. Tory and Steve were sad to say their goodbyes to them for the next two days, but the kids didn’t seem to ... read more
The Lone Cypress
Steve's Restaurant
Other Lone Cypress Pic

North America » United States » California » San Jose November 11th 2018

A big day ahead from kids playing to getting to go to a San Jose Sharks game at night, we had to get started early. The kids played well in the morning with all the new toys, and Susie made us a delicious full breakfast. Steve, Tory, Susie, and the kids then left for Golfland and the mall to get Rosie hand prints on tile to place at the Wildwood lake house. Mini-golf was super fun for the kids, as Nathan ran ahead every hole to see where to hit the balls, and Rosie liked the different shapes and sizes of the golf course holes and running up and down them. Overall it was a success, especially if you can avoid kids hitting anyone in the chin or face with the backswing of a putter, not ... read more
Fun hills

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