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Your email address will not be published.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
  • ‘Learn to see and to feel life; that is, cultivate imagination, because there are still marvels in the world, because life is a mystery and always will be.’-Josef Albers
  • ‘There is a waterfall in every dream. Cool and crystal clear, it falls gently on the sleeper, cleansing the mind and soothing the soul.’-Virginia Alison
  • I have climbed highest mountain
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you-U2
  • Another beautiful Fall weekend out exploring...check out our post on historic Chester, NJ... https://wp.me/s8gTKo-chester...or link from profile...established in 1799, enjoy the small town charm.
  • ‘Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.’-Anthony J. D'Angelo
  • ‘The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.’-Vance Havner
  • Love our Saturdays out exploring with my best friends Carla and Gracie (who took the picture).
  • ‘To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place...’-Elliott Erwitt
  • ‘We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.’-Anton Chekhov  check out our blog post on our favorite Piazzas in Rome  http://wp.me/p8gTKo-Uo or click our profile. Ciao!