182. The air was a chilly 49 degrees, but the sun was warm and the sky, a gorgeous blue. A day trip was on our agenda, after we placed our votes this election day. Our first destination was to explore a new apple orchard, Fort Salonga Farm in Northport, Long Island.
The trees are all dwarf size with over 50 varieties available. But that is all that is available...apples and red raspberries each August. We spoke with the owner, who was very helpful to answer all our queries and allowed us to walk around a bit.
We were told about the best kept secret on the North Shore, Sunken Meadow State Park. After we received directions, we headed over to the Park.
We parked and walked through the old bathhouse kiosk with the original bricks and wooden counter. There were old original doors which added to the quaint atmosphere. As you walk through and up the stairs, it opens to the boardwalk and beyond is the calm sandy beach.
It was beautiful. And as you looked across the Long Island Sound, you could see Connecticut in the distance.
Fall leaves, golden and red were all around. Highlighted against the blue, blue sky...it was stunning.
We next headed west towards Asharoken and Eatons Neck, NY. We found a local beach that was just beautiful.
The water was calm and filled with small boats, sailboats and fishing boats.
Our last stop was also a beautiful sight! We traveled along Jericho Turnpike into Woodbury, NY, were one of our favorite cupcake shops is located. "Crumbs" Bake Shop. We just love these cupcakes and it is a must to pick up a few each time we are in the area. The Woodbury Crumbs Bake Shop is a great spot.
"German Chocolate Cake", "Pumpkin Cake", "Toasted Coconut", "Peanut Butter Cup" and "Fluffernutter" which was filled with peanut butter cream in a vanilla cupcake with fluff added to the frosting. I don't have a picture of that one...it disappeared.
We enjoyed our day trip and were so glad to see the fall leaves before they disappear for another winter.
"The whole secret of the study of nature
lies in learning how to use one's eyes."
"Do not look to the ground for your next step;
greatness lies with those who look to the horizon."