Some of you have asked where we’re staying. We’re at the North Fork of Long Island this week in a town called New Suffolk and it’s beach, farm and wine country around here. Since the early 70s, vineyards have been popping up all around the east end of Long Island and now there are over 50. It’s definitely a slower pace out here and the beaches aren’t crowded unlike some of the other public beaches in central Long Island where every little bit of sand seems occupied, but it’s also more rocky, with more seaweed, shells and marine life. Surpisingly, Claudine has not minded and she is loving every minute in the water.
The North Fork is also farm country and late August is blackberry, corn and peach season. Like any fruit picking trip, we ended up with waaaaay too many peaches. We’ve already made ice cream. Maybe we’ll make a pie. So has this trip been relaxing? Can’t really say with 2 kids. There’s still a lot of fighting and whining. It’s also making me rethink that maybe we should save our trip to Paris for when the kids are a little bit older. I don’t know, I’m still undecided.