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NOrth Fork road trip — Long Island 

LOvely drive to Greenport on the Saturday after Thanksgiving with “the kids,” stopping along the way at a farm stand selling cider, pies and vegetables; a hopping brewery in southhold; the north fork table and inn (which had a food truck I’d like to return to) and a fun jam packed Soda fountain in greenport called Crazy Beans. 

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From Vermont to Water Mill NY just like that

As a midwesterner – this is what I love about the east coast. Within four hours we went from rural Vermont to the beach in the Hamptons. I woke up this morning in an 19th century inn in Grafton Vermont, with a few streets lined with pristine white wood houses, a white church with a huge white steeple and red dahlias abloom, a country pond lined with field stones. Now, at sunset, I am looking out across a lush green lawn rimmed with flora and fauna, beyond it the blue still waters of Mecox Bay. Beyond that a spit of land with big homes and then the Atlantic Ocean.

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Greetings from Watermill (NY)

It’s beautiful out here this time of year and a little less crowded. But there is still lots of traffic in the Hamptons and turning left on two-lane Highway 27 still requires lots of time and patience. As a good Midwesterner, I try to practice random acts of kindness by letting other cars that want to turn into the lane, with the hope that they will do the same for me.  Alas, that hasn’t panned out.

I did find out that the Carvel we used to go to to get my son’s b’day cake has closed. (the one in Southampton) but not to worry, we went to the one in Bridgehampton. Also found that the bookstore (Book Hampton) in Southampton has shrunk, sadly, but the one in Sag Harbor is hanging in there. Hard to leave this mansion we’re staying at – it is the most spectacular house I’ve ever stayed in. Or seen.

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