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Ok I’m realizing my blog is becoming about the constantly changing temperatures here but COME ON! We’ve gone from snow storm to sudden 70 degree spring day so it’s definitely worth mentioning, right?   When I look at my previous post and see all that snow, and then realize that I’m about to post some “trips to the beach images”, I’m reminded of how crazy this Feb weather really has been.

But more importantly: we’ve found a new beach.  We drove to the Fire Island Lighthouse after a friend recommended this hike to the shore via the more inland parking lot area.  And what a nice surprise this all was!  We spotted deer who lingered just 10 feet from the path, and learned that our new rescue dog (who hails from Nebraska) is as in love with the sea as we are!  The only downside: we were NOT the only ones with this brilliant idea – the beach was packed with other beach combers in late Feb!  Go figure..

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Louie loves the shore as much as we do

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beach was full of people in late Feb!

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hello deer!

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Zoe just had to shed her coat

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Believe it or not I found these oldies but goodies in my phone. Proof that it had at one point been nice and warm (and that I need to upload pix more often) – and then POOF the season passed and we were back to big, warm coats and fires in the fireplace. This was our last excursion to the beach in late September, back at the place where we were married and where we now like to take the kids – to keep it in our life and memories more long term. We had a chance to book some space there again for this upcoming summer and – how can we resist? The tradition keeps on.

These days the weather really seems to be warming up… maybe an early spring after all?

back to the beach where we were married

back to the beach where we were married

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The waves really were bigger than my husband.

The waves really were bigger than my husband.

friends put out this lovely “last grasp at summer” spread on one last warm night

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So instead of writing up a storm about all our goings on, packing up for a new move, watching the leaves change color … I’m going to post as many photos as I can and get back to working on that packing. So much packing. Meanwhile here are some pix from our High Holidays dinner out at the beach, and back at this lovely place where me and my husband were married. (thanks Loren Bevans for the last 2 pix!) IMG_3947 IMG_3948 IMG_3949 IMG_3957 IMG_3967 IMG_3971 IMG_3976 IMG_3981 IMG_3984 IMG_0080 IMG_0112

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Remember this from last summer? This year the kids are tall enough to try more rides.
Here are some Coney Island pictures to enjoy – before the summer is over (how DID it go by so fast?!):

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We LOVE Jacob Riis and Robert Moses beaches but were itching to try something new. Friends told us about Sunken Meadow State Park and we had to check it out. It is a bit rockier and has less waves – but it was great to feel like we were on a new adventure for the day. We do love how many great programs they seem to have during the summer and the park and recreation people who came out to explain the sealife to everyone!

I have been pining for salt water beaches lately and – while Sunken Meadow was fun – I’m longing for the sound of crashing waves before summer ends. My husband promises me he’ll play waves via his iphone next time we go to the lake. I have to admit, it seems like a great idea!

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look how rocky it is! (ok basically I will use any excuse to shoot Zoe's cute feet)

look how rocky it is! (ok basically I will use any excuse to shoot Zoe’s cute feet)


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Our friends told us about this pretty town just a little outside of New York City where we could hike and – as the day wore on and the weather got warmer – we could even hit the beach! Ezra loved using his ‘walking with 2 sticks’ technique while hiking, and Zoe just had to carry a sparkly handbag into the woods (which I later discovered she had filled with acorns, twigs, bug balls and the like.) We even found a turtle making his way across our path while we crossed a stream! He hid out in his shell so well, we nearly used him as a stepping stone. When we got to the beach outside of Rye Playland we realized we had done this ‘October beaching’ thing before – see our post from last year.

The beautiful iphone photos (on the rocks, and last photo) are by Ina Seow:


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Our barn had a big backyard to frolic in, with benches made of logs and ride-on toys strewn about. The kids loved playing with little animals on the windowsill, and I loved the overgrown ivy on the shuttered window in our loft bedroom. The nights were punctuated with s’more-making sessions and sweet sleepovers under mosquito nets. We will miss summer and the lobster, corn and tomatoes.



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