We spent the fourth day of our trip at the Newport Aquarium - definitely a highlight for all of us.
Up close with a harbor seal.
Grace petting a starfish.
The otters really liked Marty.
We took a break for lunch at a nearby restaurant, then walked the pier and chatted with some people who were crabbing.
The sea lion feeding/show.
Jacob and Isaac looking too happy to be in a shark's mouth.
Quick family portrait.
On the fifth day, the boys made an attempt at kite-flying on the beach. Not too successful, unfortunately. I think it was the only time during our trip that it wasn't windy.
Beachcombing at Agate Beach.
Mart's best find: a nearly-whole sand dollar.
Grace just liked collecting the sand.
Sightseeing down at the Bayfront.
The murals that covered the buildings there were remarkable.
The boys' favorite part of the day - a trip to the Newport Candy Shoppe, where they sell lollipops bigger than your head.