The calendar may not read fall yet, but yesterday was the first day you could feel that the autumn season is upon us. There’s something about the crisp air and cool breeze that has me super excited about what’s to come. I thought that once school started, I would miss the summer fiercely, but as it turns out, after our amazing summer, I think we are ready for what the upcoming months have in store.
We are now planning our annual apple and pumpkin picking trips with friends and family even a Glamping trip Upstate, and the kids have been rummaging through Halloween costume catalogues for weeks. They’ll probably changed their minds a few more times before settling on a costume, and they will definitley wear their getups for days leading up to the Halloween festivities. But as I look forward to the fall months, I realized we had an a pretty epic summer. Below, I share photos and stories about our last two weeks in Long Island, for our summer finale.
Unsure, as usual about Jason’s schedule, I decided to book a last minute getaway to the east end of Long Island. I figured if he had work, at least he could come out on the weekends, but fortunately, he was able to work remotely for the entire time we spent out east- a total rarity in our world. I found a house on the Northfork, only one block from the Peconic Bay, with enough room for guests to come out for a visit. Turns out, we weren’t thrilled with this house, and really wanted our time out there to be comfortable, so we decided to switch places. This required packing and unpacking a number of times, which is never fun when you are on vacation, but in the end, it was well worth it . We found a house in Westhampton Beach, just off of Dune Road, with the bay in our backyard, and less than a block from the beach.
Our week turned into entertaining friends, bonfires and cookouts on the beach, the boys digging for clams, and even catching blue crabs off our dock and cooking them ourselves. Every morning a family of swans would come and visit us, the kids would wake up every morning and wait for them to come along. Sure enough, they showed up each and every morning. We had the chance to see our favorite band play. Watching our kids dancing to same music we listened to back in the days of our share houses was the best. If I had to do the week all over again, I wouldn’t change one thing. Living in that big beach house and being able to host guests was everything to Jason and I, and something we are working towards for the future. It would be amazing have our own house out there, and now all we need is the time look for one.
Sunset at Towd Point Beach….
The weather each day was nicer that the last, and we couldn’t have picked a better week. The kids spent hours making sand castles, riding their boogie boards, collecting sea shells, and just soaking up the last days of summer. And what a summer it was, I am forever grateful!