Saturday, September 26, 2009

I've Been to Long Island, New York

I have been able to take a vacation over the last week. I had a fabulous time and thought I would share some of those photos with you. The first day there, my brother and his wife took me to the beach. For those who live near me and know me, they KNOW I miss the beach. If they forget I miss the beach, they will be reminded, as I think I talk about it alot. They are true friends to stick by me, when I start on about missing the beach. LOL!

We went to Fire Island. It is off the south shore of Long Island. The beach is actually run by the state of New York as a state park. The ocean was in a strange state that day. The waves were much smaller than normal, there was a ton of seaweed floating around which is not normal and the undertow was stronger than normal. We decided not to go in the water, much to our disappointment, but we decided not to disturb the huge amount of seaweed or get tangled in it and went in only to our knees. Last weekend was the last weekend for the lifeguards to be on duty. The guy sitting in the tall chair, below, is a lifeguard.
We decided to take a walk from the beach to the Fire Island Lighthouse. It was built in 1858. This is actually the second lighthouse, the first one was torn down and they used some of its bricks in building the second one.

The bush in the picture of JoJo hanging in the fence is actually a pine tree with her in the foreground, but the winds off the ocean have caused the tree to permanently bend.

Next is my brother, he didn't know he was in the shot. :) But, we are getting closer to the lighthouse.

Closer still. You cannot tell from the photo's but the lighthouse structure itself, is built of stones, the size of cement blocks.

The last shot is taken from under the lighthouse. Notice the size of the American Flag near the base.


  1. Joanne, so glad you got to take the trip to visit your family... and the beach. Thanks for sharing the pics.

  2. How fun, and what lovely weather! I remember your lighthouses! You had a story for each one. I so happy for you being able to go back for a visit! :)

  3. So glad you had a good time - we missed you and look forward to your return!