05 July 2014

beach house life

I took a week off of work to lay in the sun and walk in the sand without having to think about anything but what snacks I would eat and what movie to watch at night. Since I'm so close to the ocean I didn't even have to pack a bag, my home is my beach house. Everyday has looked a little like this more or less.
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Making new iced tea flavors by mixing tea bags
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My favorite summer dress and reminding myself to hang the curtains in our bedroom
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Biking to the beach and locking up on the boardwalk
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New books and beach snacks. Just started reading Stories and Other Stories by BJ Novak, I'm not done but I've snort-laughed my way through about half. Fresh dill and lemon bean salad, cherries and berries and fresh veggies. I take my beach snacks very seriously
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Rich only had to work on Monday, but I was really happy when he got home. Seven whole days together without work!
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Grilling beets and things for dinner
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I have several hundred recipes I want to try this week including fruity icepops, these are just sliced strawberry and coconut water. Crazy good
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7 comments

  1. Sounds like you're kicking the summer off right. Now....I must get to the beach......

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  2. Looks like you're having a fantastic summer! Those ice pops look particularly tasty!

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  3. Hi I was wondering if you could recommend your favorite beach in the area, I just moved to queens after spending the last year out at Stony Brook and going to the north shore beaches, which in all honesty aren't that great.

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  4. Of course!
    In terms of North Shore beaches I'm a huge fan of the North Fork, there's a town beach in Southold that's gorgeous, and Horton's Point is rocky, but the water is crystal clear and the lawns are great.
    From Queens I hear that Rockaway Beach is a favorite to get to by train. I also recommend Jones Beach since its easily accessible by public transport.
    But if you do have a car I think Jones Beach is best in terms of price.You can pay to park or if you have an Empire Pass for the state parks you don't need to. Field 4 is the worst in my opinion because of the crowds and litter and noise, I'd stick with one of the outer fields past the "pencil" and roundabout.
    I'm a little spoiled because I grew up here and my license still has my parents address and I get to go to the private town beaches (you can go if you're not a resident but its something like $24 a day to park and there's no public transport there). Now I live in Long Beach and its just a short walk down to the boardwalk and beach but if I didn't live in town and it wasn't convenient I wouldn't think it was THAT great (noise, litter, etc. but I already told you I'm super spoiled). But if you are coming from out of town its just a short walk or bike ride from the LIRR and there's lots of places to eat including food trucks, there's a flying trapeze and a beautiful boardwalk.
    I hope that helps!!

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  5. Popsicles make summers better, hahaha! I'll try to make this ones at home :) love your dress and beach bag!

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  6. Thanks so much! I'm looking forward to exploring the area more and getting out to the beach as much as my clinical rotations allow :) My dad grew up on long island but I haven't actually gotten to go to the beach when visiting since I was a little kid.

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  7. this looks so lovely!!! your hair looks so cute, short n wavy is such a good look. Those popsicles look AMAZING!

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