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Today we explored the south coast of Long Island all the way through the Hamptons to Montauk where one of the oldest lighthouses in America is. This one, at Montauk Point, was commissioned by George Washington, and is also where the famous slave ship Amistad came ashore and where Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders were quarantined after coming down with malaria. It's a pretty remote yet scenic place. The drive through West Hampton, East ...
... at the entrance to Goat Island where early Newport colonists used the island as a goat pasture. The view of the Claiborne Pell Bridge that we used to cross into Newport was amazing.
We went into the Newport Shipyard where they were cleaning and repairing huge private sailing vessels and where we learned that the Queen Mary 2 arrived that ...
... Founded in 1639, this city embodies a very interesting religious and political story that significantly contributes to our American colonial history.
Newport has one of the finest natural harbors on the east coast of the United States. In early American history, this was one of the five leading colonial ports, along with Boston, New York, Philadelphia ...
So, like clockwork Kim went and got the rental car, texted me he was on his way back. Myself and bags ( no nasty comments please) waiting at the curb. Here's the important part of the story....GPS wouldn't work so kim googled a route that had NO TOLLS. Took us 45 min to get out of NYC and on our way north to Woodbury commons...200 designer discount stores. We walked around NOT IMPRESSED. Kim got ...
... and last night of not sleeping so well and today driving through stressful conditions, I decided to change plans and treat myself to a King suite at the Hampton Inn. My what a nice luxury to have so much space and such a comfy bed! A perfect way to end the trip....I should have thought of this from the beginning. The first thing I did when I arrived was to take a nap! (I have done that quite a bit these two weeks, it has been heaven.) Then I had a delicious dinner ...
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