Sometimes I forget that I live on an island.
I forget because it’s not your typical island, one that’s studded with palm trees and picture perfect weather. My island is Long Island, which is part of New York state. Both beautiful and unique, it has a completely different vibe. We have several beaches across the 118 mile stretch; some rocky and some smooth… some with billowing bluffs. You’ll find shrubby pines amongst the sea grass, and if you look close enough you might spot a deer. It may not be tropical, but it sure is wonderful.
In true local fashion, I didn’t go to the beach once this summer. We spent most of our days swimming in the pool and hanging out in the backyard. The month of September is a completely different story. This is my most favorite time of the year. The weather is warm and sunny, and the crowds have completely disappeared.
Just how I like it….