(part 2 of 2)
As mentioned in an earlier post, here’s the second part of the two day (not consecutive) trips we took to the far end of Long Island. We were on another end on the first day (it was a Thursday), and this time it was at the Hamptons on a Friday. To many who are familiar about the Hamptons, too often the place is referred to as the playground for the rich and famous. I’m quick to admit that we don’t belong to that echelon, however, even beggars have the right to go too. Why not, right?
It was another day of business with pleasure kind of trip. This time, we made sure to head out at the crack of dawn because the trip from our place to our destination was three and a half hours each way. Add to that the anticipated congestion at each main village which definitely affected our travel time. In fact, I’m not wishing for it, but I’m anticipating a traffic violation to come via snail mail from the Department of Motor Vehicles. It was from one of those intersections that was equipped with a camera and a roundabout at that, so I hesitated a bit (yes, I was the one behind the wheel!) that I think I was caught beating the red light. I knew for sure that I approached the intersection on yellow light but I lingered, so who knows what the camera captured. As it is, that will be a $90 penalty that is, if it comes in the mail. It’s been three weeks and so far so good.
Just like the first part, I’m sparing you of the business part of this trip. Let me just share with you the fun part of it. Yes, we got caught up in traffic in all the villages and hamlets because of the season (summer brings in a lot of tourists in the area).
Hence, as soon as we were done with business, it was time to head out to the Montauk Point Lighthouse in East Hampton, the first to be built in New York and listed as a national Historic Landmark. We didn’t stay long, we were there just long enough to take in the landscape and breathe in the very fresh air. We figured we were already in the area so a few more miles to get there didn’t hurt.
Our trek to this part of the Hamptons was not complete without a visit at the Gosman’s Dock. The place boasts of waterfront dining as well as shopping (although not extensive, the boutiques had interesting pieces).
This time, I resisted the urge to buy sunflowers. They were aplenty, as fresh as can be, in every roadside stall. Which reminds me, by the way, my visit to my Allergist went well. I was relieved to hear that there’s no rhinitis nor sinusitis. My daily sinus rinse must have done a great job.
I was more than ecstatic to bring home some fresh sweet corn (they were so good, I knocked myself for not buying more. I was a bit skeptical at the time of purchase because they didn’t allow me to take out the husk to check out the condition of the corn), plus the unforgettable experience, as well as the successful business deal that makes us giddy from here on and hopefully for the many years to come.