Wednesday Wandering … summer!

As I finish up my last week of vacation before going back to work, I am reflecting on this summer’s, post-covid, trips and how grateful I am for the beautiful places that I was able to enjoy.

First stop … Fire Island! My son and daughter-in-law bought a beach house, affectionately known as The Raabbit Hole, on Fire Island in New York and my first adventure was 10 days there. The first 6 days with my sisters and cousins, celebrating our 20-year reunion of a memorable trip to Cape Cod back in 2001 and then 4 days with the Fab Raabs and family/friends. What a week, soaking in the beauty of the Fire Island beaches & visiting another lighthouse.

A beach week on the East coast is not complete without a lobster bake, so that was our first evening celebration … (we included flat Mary Kay, on the left, who couldn’t make it, but was there with us back in 2001!)

My cousin taught me how to barbecue clams … super easy … by just throwing on the bbq until they open!
Everything on the table is served with lots of melted butter for dipping.
The Fire Island beaches are stunning!

….the rest of the week was mostly spent on the beach. Here’s a smattering of pics.

….or enjoying the sunsets and the little town of Ocean Beach.

After my sisters and cousins left, the Fab Raabs arrived and we continued playing on the beach, staying up too late chatting and just enjoying each other’s company.

Jude, living her best life!

I took a ferry over to the Fire Island lighthouse too!

As I was leaving the fog rolled in, hiding the top of the lighthouse.

And, of course, no trip would be complete without pizza Monday
… with The Fab Raabs!

…Next stop, quaint Nantucket

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!


  1. LOVED seeing these photos. The Fab Raabs always make me smile. Now that you are back, let’s try to get lunch or dinner and catch up!

  2. Love the whole vibe and theme of your seaside gathering….that lobster bake table looks amazing!

  3. Looks like a great time was had by all! Sorry I couldn’t make it – let me know for next year!! XO

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