December 5, 2021
John’s Drive- In, Montauk, New York
The final time I used to be on Lengthy Island was in 1980 once I had a co-op job in Glen Cove. I liked the constructive vitality on Lengthy Island then, and was happy to seek out it nonetheless there. Right this moment we got here to the jap tip of Lengthy Island to rejoice our anniversary. After all our celebration included ice cream – at the moment at John’s Drive-In .
John’s Drive-In had burgers, shakes and ice cream. The ice cream was selfmade and got here in metallic containers versus the same old cardboard ones. There was a big number of attention-grabbing flavors and the shopper in entrance of me stated I needed to attempt the Peppermint Bark -which is one in every of my favourite flavors anyway. He was getting a pint to take residence.
So when the worker with a poor angle lastly determined to come back and serve us, I ordered a scoop of the advisable Peppermint Bark and a scoop of Pumpkin Oreo. I obtained two scoops, however that didn’t embrace Peppermint Bark. (Peppermint Bark isn’t often chocolate with white and chocolate chips and no peppermint taste. Possibly John’s makes a peppermint-less Peppermint Bark?). The server insisted it was Peppermint Bark and I used to be disenchanted, I thought-about asking a unique worker for a pattern of Peppermint Bark earlier than I left, however determined it was not well worth the effort.
The store had loads of good seating each indoors and out. We selected indoors because it was cool outdoors.
After I thought of this expertise, I spotted how lucky I’ve been. Within the 100s of ice cream retailers I’ve been to, I’ve hardly ever seen staff with poor attitudes and I don’t keep in mind ever getting the unsuitable taste earlier than. Fairly spectacular file! The ice cream right here was good however I used to be disenchanted by ambiance. I might not suggest a go to to this store.
Within the space: this was my first go to to jap Lengthy Island – very scenic .
Montauk Level State park – that is the jap most level of New York State with paths right down to the rocky coast. The rocks below the cover tide strains have been coated in inexperienced algae, which was fairly and doubtless slippery. There have been Sandy bluffs alongside the coast line.
There was a lighthouse and the grounds have been open however we couldn’t go contained in the constructions have been closed for the season. With the rocky coast and was straightforward to examine ship wrecks taking place right here, therefore the statue proven,
Camp Hero State Park – a park twice previously used as a army base with lots of the constructions nonetheless at standing. We adopted the advisable path to see the mess corridor, recreation space and much extra. My favourite was the outdated radar facility. There was additionally a ravishing stroll out to the water.
Shadmoor State Park – stunning climbing trails by means of a flippantly wooded space resulting in a ravishing stroll alongside the bluffs. Most likely probably the most wonderful factor to me right here have been the quantity of people that went off the trail, previous fences in some locations, to get the proper image sitting on the sting of the bluffs. I assumed this stuff have been alleged to be unstable, however nobody appeared to have any issues. perhaps they’re extra secure than I assumed and and it’s the fall danger that’s the hazard. Both means, the stroll alongside the bluff was stunning and I stayed away from the perimeters.
Cedar Level County Park, close to Sag Harbor, New York – this took us away from the bluffs to some flatter sandy areas the place water our bodies met. It was a cool and windy day once we went which added a component of pleasure. There have been loads extra climbing trails that we didn’t have time for, however would like to discover if we’re ever again on this space.
Cranberry Lavatory State Park, Riverhead, New York – This was the primary cease on our means residence. It was a brief stroll within the Lengthy Island Pine Barrens round an outdated cranberry bathroom. We didn’t see any cranberries, however we did get pleasure from stunning surroundings and a few good foot bridges.
Lengthy Island Martine Museum, Sayville, New York – a second cease on our means residence. It is a hidden gem museum made up of a number of buildings. We began within the boat restoration constructing the place a gaggle of passionate males met often to work on restoring an historic boat. They shared loads of details about historic boat restoration which had Don fascinated for fairly some time.
Subsequent we visited the constructing with displays on oysters harvesting – a subject I beforehand knew nothing about. Wealthy folks traditionally actually appreciated oysters!
We then regarded round the primary constructing with some very attention-grabbing displays on historic monitoring Lengthy Island for ship wrecks and rescuing folks concerned in them. Ship wrecks don’t often occur in stunning climate and calm seas, so resucing was completed in a sequence of inventive methods.
I then walked out to the water entrance and noticed very muddy waves. I don’t plan to swim right here,