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15 and counting

Happy 15th Birthday,  Rory Dog!

Now that you have vanquished the beaches at Montauk,  let’s head to the mean streets of Manhattan that we call home.

Thanks, as always, for making the journey with me!

Montauk: Day Four

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That pretty much sums it up.

We watched movies and ordered pizza; we’re watching football right now. All and all…

A good day.

Montauk: Day Three

Tonight was the annual lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse — thousands of festive white lights, that is — the official kickoff of the holiday season.

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As you can see, the lighthouse is pretty impressive on an average day. It was recently named a National Historical Landmark — only the 12th lighthouse to earn this distinction.

(A historian on the grounds tonight shared this tidbit.)

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The lighting ceremony was scheduled from 4:30-7:00pm, and it was conveniently dark by 4:20pm. And cold — really cold. But the organizers made us stand around and shiver until 5:30pm.

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It was totally worth it.

Montauk: Day Two

After a beautiful early walk on the beach, Lou, Rory and I spent the balance of the morning exploring Montauk.

TikiMontauk2013This guy — who we think is Chief Montauk himself — guards the southwest corner of a downtown apartment complex…but he didn’t seem to mind our posing.

Well, I was posing. (Rory appears a bit distracted.)

Several of the shops were closed for the season, but we did do some extremely low-key Black Friday shopping.

No pushing. No shoving. No injuries.

Then we spent the afternoon in East Hampton, about 15 minutes ‘up island.’

(That means west.)
RowdyHallEastHampton2013Rowdy Hall was packed when we arrived, so we chatted up two locals at the bar and got all kinds of tips on other restaurants to try during our stay.

After a great lunch, we headed to the movie theatre down the street and saw Philomena starring Steve Coogan and Judi Dench. Since I am on vacation, I will keep my review short and sweet:

Heartfelt. Brilliant. A must see!

Montauk: Day One

Thanksgiving was a travel day for Lou, Rory and me.

Train, plane and rental car brought us to Montauk this afternoon. After we settled into our cottage, Lou and I enjoyed a holiday feast at Harvest on Fort Pond.

harvest on fort pondYes, I think we’re gonna like it here.