Beachy Keen

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Coming home from vacation is HARD. It takes me just as long to settle back in as I spend on vacation. 1 to 1 ratio, at least. Vacation posts are always the most difficult too- sorting through countless photos, and trying to summarize everything you packed into a few days.

The first half of our New York trip was spent on (in?) Long Island for the wedding that motivated the trip. Out of all my trips to NYC, this was my first time spending a day at the beach and it was so hard to believe we were only an hour from the biggest city in the country. It was only about 80ยบ, which was perfect for lying on the beach, yet the water was still warm enough to swim.

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Long Island beach day

The water stayed shallow pretty far out so we waded around most of the afternoon. We literally stumbled on this giant crab and some of his buddies which definitely made me watch where I was walking the rest of the way back. We also saw a bunch of ladies tanning with their chairs facing the parking lot. I guess if you live near the beach you don’t appreciate as much? Not much of a view…

You guys, I realllly want to live near the beach! If you do- please go every day and take advantage of it! This Arizona girl is jealous :)

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14 Responses to Beachy Keen

  1. Justine says:

    Ive been to NYC and to upstate NY but never to the shore! It does look beautiful. I totally get you, I always really need vacation from vacation. It can be really tiring trying to relax and be a tourist ;) Im also totally guilty of trying to jam pack too much into my trips out of excitement.



  2. Ellie says:

    Wow, this beach looks gorgeous. Loving your sandals too. My parents live in a beach city and they definitely take advantage of it (and so do I when I visit during the summer).



  3. Amanda says:

    Oh man it looks like you guys had a great time. I would seriously kill for some 80 degree weather right about now!



  4. Kristian says:

    Ha! Beaches always look so fun.



  5. Jennifer says:

    I am a Jersey girl, and thinking about going to a beach on Long Island instead of New Jersey seems horrifying. XD But your comment about being only an hour away from the city but so “far away.” I grew up near Sandy Hook which is a thin but long stretch jetting out of NJ’s “hip.” I would sit on the beach and you could see the NYC skyline. It was little sad. The shape of the state would make it take 2 hours to get to NYC.

    I also didn’t know horseshoe crabs hung around Long Island!



  6. Taylor says:

    Um… that’s a crazy big horse shoe crab ya got there! Looks like you had loads of fun. It’s too bad people there cant appreciate the view that they have of the ocean…. looks like you guys enjoyed it enough for everyone that was “facing the parking lot”.
    xoxo
    Taylor



  7. Elana says:

    I’m super jealous of your trip, but so happy that it looks like it was a blast! Also, those Saltwaters are so great. I need a pair in my life asap.



  8. Marisa says:

    Oh me too! I mean, I live near a pretty gorgeous lake and have the little beach area to lay out on where it is, but my dream is to live down south on a beach some day for real.

    Looks like a great time and of course, you look darling as always…and that crab is beyond amazing, ha!



  9. Ashley says:

    These pictures are wonderful and it looks like you had a great vacation. I literally LOLed at the ladies facing the parking lot. WTF? Anyway, that reminds me that I need to get to the beach. It’s been years!



  10. Jessica says:

    This looks like so much fun! One of my best friends is from Long Island and so are so many bands that I love. I would love to go one day! Sounds like you guys had an amazing time.



  11. Delores H says:

    I’ve lived in North NJ/NYC for 3 years now and have yet to go to the beach! This post definitely makes me want to dip my toes in the water there soon.



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