Our 2nd leg of the trip took us from the mountains of Virginia to the North Shore of Long Island, the home town of my Mother In Law, Wading River.
Passing through the city was traumatic for me. The traffic was absurd. I can't begin to imagine what it must be like to live in NY (or other cities as populated as NY City).
But once we got there, the boys were enthralled at all the "outside" time they got running around Uncle Tommy's property. After first it was just playing on the gravel walk way. But pretty soon they were all over the place, picking up sticks, playing with bugs, and frolicking through Tom's garden.
We didn't get down to the beach as often as we would have hoped, but parking was a bit of a problem. But, we checked off the requisite activities of getting our toes in the water, building sand castles, and finding shells, rocks and beach glass.
Cousin Penny showed us how to make a great sand castle. She was quite the hit with the boys.
We drank a lot of beer. I took a lot of out of focus pictures because I didn't bring my kit lens. We ate and and ate and ate.
New York was awesome - the boys are already asking when we can go back!