On the most glorious fall day last Sunday I visited friends at their beach house in Queens. This is primarily a map of Long Island, but if you look to the left the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey are labeled. Underneath the label for Brooklyn/Queens there is a thin strip of land. We were to the far left on this peninsula. To the south of the peninsula is the Atlantic Ocean and to the north is a bay. There is a great view of Brooklyn and beyond Brooklyn, the tall buildings of Manhattan. I got totally turned around and kept thinking I was looking at Long Island Sound, which is the body of water at the top of the map, and nowhere near where we were.
This is the bay view. Brooklyn is directly across the bay, and off in the distance is Manhattan.
The beach and sky, at the bay
Ocean view and glorious sky
My friends' lane. On this area of the peninsula cars are parked in lots and red wagons carry groceries.
It's hard to realize that this bit of small town America is part of Queens and less than an hour from the center of Manhattan. It was a wonderful day. We had lunch at a restaurant with the beautiful bay view and enjoyed catching up and sitting at the beach. It was just about my favorite kind of day. Friends, autumn, clear skies, sun and a win for the Giants!
Wishes for good times with friends, clear skies and sun!