Ode to Long Island

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJennifer

Tomorrow is the big day! Tomorrow we leave New York for the last time, for a very long time. We begin our trip to Iowa. To say we’re excited is an understatement. We are thrilled to be leaving Long Island behind and most of what comes with it (the traffic, the high cost of living, the upheaval for Tim at work). But I’d be a liar if I said that we weren’t going to miss some parts of Long Island. We have met some wonderful people that we call friends and we had some great adventures. The kids are really upset to be moving so far from New York City and I think it’s going to be more than a little weird not to be able to have a less than two hour drive to the ocean. ┬áBut before we head out I wanted to say “thanks” to the things we did enjoy during our short time here.

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJennifer

We beached. We beached often.

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJennifer

Finally seeing the Statue of Liberty was a highlight for me and a bucket list check.

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJennifer

We took the kids to Manhattan several times. This was the first time.

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJenniferTHE tree.

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJennifer

 

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJennifer

We communed with nature.

 

Ode to Long Island | WrittenByJennifer

We said “good bye” to the ocean. Maybe the next one we see will be the Pacific.

 

Good bye, Long Island! It’s been a real experience.

2 Comment

  1. Hi Jennifer, good luck on your journey. I was thrilled to leave Long Island myself a few years ago. What’s amazing though, is how after just a bit of time everything about it becomes so nostalgic. Even the things I couldn’t wait to get away from. Though I guess it’s probably nothing more than an absence makes the heart grow fonder type thing? Anyway, the once a year visit is more than enough for us now!

    1. Jennifer says: Reply

      Yeah, nostalgia definitely makes us see it a bit differently. We really miss the friends. And the bagels. I’d kill for a good bagel some days. With family on the East Coast we’ll definitely be back several times. And I think it’s another chapter in an adventure that not everyone gets to have.

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