Sunday, April 13, 2008

Driving Long Island

No sooner did we make this list, then we started whittling it down by renting a car and driving the length of Long Island. [Bunny trail: Mr. Miller and I were pretty thrilled with the car because (a) he hasn't driven a car with me sitting shot-gun since August 2007, (b) it was green and I adore all things green, and (c) it only had 76 miles on it.]

Our trip started in Brooklyn near the East River and culminated at the other tip of the island at Montauk.


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Montauk's claim to fame is nice beaches, surfing, fishing, and New York's oldest lighthouse.


Apparently, we visited during the off-season because the light house was closed and the area near vacant.



Our trip took us through both Southampton and Easthampton. They are pristine towns where, apparently, the economy is driven by Sotheby's real estate, caterers, antique shops, and fashion retail. Perhaps the most telling indication of the area's tax bracket: Southamptonites, who number just over 50,000, have their own, stand-alone Saks Fifth Avenue.

We stopped in Easthampton on the way back to stroll along the main street and find some supper.



As you can see from the photos, most of the trees here still look dead. But even this remnant of winter did not subtract from the natural beauty of the area. It was hard to believe that NYC hums eternally nearby.

3 comments:

Ornery's Wife said...

What a cool looking tree you perched on for that photo. Wish I had that in my yard! ;-) Looks like you had a fun trip.
TM

Andrea said...

aw looks like so much fun! that lighthouse is beautiful!

stephanie said...

sounds fabulous! So glad you guys rented that sweet car and started on your list! :)