Now reading

A Second Honeymoon in Romantic Montauk

Chester
Next post
A Second Honeymoon in Romantic Montauk
A Second Honeymoon in Romantic Montauk

 We are honored to feature a good friend, long time colleague, and accomplished writer Carolyn Rothseid, sharing her first post on Go Here, There and Everywhere!

After 30 years I said YES! again, but NO to renewing vows at the Elvis Chapel. Yes to a sorely needed vacation closer to home was a much better idea for a second honeymoon. But where? Definitely somewhere on the water. Not too far. Not too crowded. Great food & wine. Total relaxation. We packed up the car (and the dog, of course) and set out for the very, very end of Long Island.

We set out for Montauk, the un-hampton Hampton. After a few hours on the highway, stopping through the towns, one more charming than the next, proved to be a fun way to start to refuel us. Water Mill winery, Bridgehampton home-grown produce market and East Hampton homemade donuts were amazing. Plus, exploring where Jackson Pollock lived was a heavenly path as we made our way out to THE END, as Montauk is affectionately nicknamed.

Sunshine still bright, our waterfront suite on the lake – actually an inlet of Long Island Sound with ripples of waves and fishing boats in the distance was the perfect spot. Dare I say for romance with that inviting fireplace? Off season at the seashore is our fave.

Blissful walks along the empty beach took us back to our first honeymoon. An anniversary dinner at a 4-star seafood restaurant was a fantastic surprise. Wasn’t expecting candlelight and music.

The next few days we were lovebirds out for exploring. Hiked trails along the dunes, admired surfers at famous Ditch Plains and toured the Lighthouse built with George Washington’s approval. Who knew?

In search of the perfect lobster roll, we found the varied culinary styles astonishing and all incredible. Maybe we’ll come back for the popular Chowder Festival in the fall. In love with MTK’s relaxed vibe, we found a piece of paradise with a place for the dog to run.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Connect with us for ideas, inspiration and resources to make your travel dreams a reality!
* = required field

powered by MailChimp!
Carla is standing by with travel advice, ideas, recommendations and the best deals you'll find anywhere. Reach out now to make your travel dreams a reality! Email Carla@vacationkids.com or call 973-370-5584
  • 'Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.'-Theodore Roethke
  • A long ride through New England on a sunny Fall day. Rowell's Covered Bridge in West Hopkinton, New Hampshire, over the Contoocook River. The Long truss bridge was completed in 1853.
  • A great day to be out exploring. Along the Appalachian Trail climbing the ' Stairway to Heaven'. It was a challenge, but Gracie and I knocked it out!
  • 'Sometimes it takes a wrong turn to get you to the right place.'-Mandy Hale
  • 'Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.-'Pythagoras
  • Quote from my favorite author!!
'My escape is to just get in a boat and disappear on the water.'-Carl Hiaasen
  • The sun will come out tomorrow...🎶
  • A great day to explore the Manasquan Reservoir. A five mile hike in our beautiful garden state. These submerged trees gave a cool, eerie feeling under a grey sky. Highly recommended!
  • 'Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.'-Allen Klein
Check out our blog! http://wp.me/p8gTKo-18k