SEPTEMBER TRAVEL QUOTES

 

The weather is getting cooler, and honestly , the Sports Diva can’t be happier.

I hate the summer, and love the cooler weather.

Pumpkin spice stuff, fall leaves, fall jackets and sweaters, and yes football is back.

Some stadiums have a few fans, socially distancing , of course.

Some of us are even traveling , and I don’t mean doing a staycation 30 Plus Teams Tour.

They are actually going somewhere , whether it’s by plane or by automobile .

Travel is back.

Not the way it used to be but it’s back and that’s a good thing.

We’re going to month number 10 in a few days , so let these quotes inspire you to get out there.

JOURNEY TO THE END OF LONG ISLAND , MONTAUK

My 30 Plus Teams Tour staycation took me to a place that I hadn’t been to in years .

59 of them to be exact.

People on Long Island call this village, ‘the end of Long Island’, because technically , it is.

You can take a ferry across the river and you’re in the state of Connecticut .

You discover , as I did, if you’re listening to your radio and expect to hear stations from New York , no such luck.

Try stations from the Nutmeg State, Connecticut .

The village is Montauk and if you look on a map of Long Island , you’ll discover that it’s on the very tip of Long Island .

If you go by Long Island Railroad as I did, be ready for a long ride.

3 hours to be exact, with two transfers to get there going.

My first transfer was at Jamaica – JFK , the next transfer was in the village of Babylon .

Coming back though, I just had one transfer at the last stop, Jamaica – JFK .

If you go in the summer , especially on a weekend or a holiday, expect to see a really crowded train.

When I was little, I went fishing with relatives out to Montauk .

Nothing has changed, Montauk is still known for fishing.

Don’t be surprised to see young and old bringing their fishing equipment on this train.

Technically , the village of Montauk is part of those ritzy Long Island villages known as The Hamptons .

The Hamptons are made up of the villages, West Hampton , North Hampton , Hampton Bays, South Hampton , Bridgehampton and East Hampton .

Montauk is part of East Hampton .

Like many parts of Long Island , Montauk is known for its beaches.

Many of the beaches on Montauk are now private, but you can take pictures.

Montauk’s most famous landmark is the Montauk Lighthouse , but because it’s not close to the Montauk station and I didn’t have that much time to explore, I didn’t get to see it up close and personal.

Every picture you see of Montauk, you’re going to see the lighthouse .

It’s that much of an icon here at the end of Long Island .

To say that I was tired from this 30 Plus Teams Tour of Montauk would be an understatement .

I was and I walked so much in the wrong type of shoes that I got blisters on the back of both of my feet.

But call me crazy, I would do it again .

No, not get blisters on my feet , go out to Montauk .

If I had one problem with the station at Montauk it would be get some benches on the platform.

Other than that, I enjoyed my journey to the village known as the end of Long Island .

RIDING FAR ON THE LONG ISLAND RAILROAD IN PICTURES

Once again, my 30 Plus Teams Tour took me out to Long Island .

This time instead of just going to Nassau County , I went farther .

I went to the end of Long Island , Suffolk County .

I started in Queens , Locust Manor and 3 hours later, I ended up in Montauk , Suffolk County , Long Island .

More about my visit to Montauk in an upcoming post.

Right now, come along with me and see the stations in Nassau and Suffolk County , Long Island in pictures .

DISCOVERING MILBURN POND PARK

Once again, it was a ride on the Nassau County bus to the incorporated village of Freeport , Long Island to run an errand.

As always, my little notebook or some kind of paper is with me so that I can think of other places to do a stay at home 30 Plus Teams Tour .

Yesterday, September 2nd, was no exception .

On other rides to Freeport , I noticed a park that’s right on the Freeport and Baldwin border.

There were Canadian Geese and Seagulls all over the place .

Now I should let you know that I don’t like birds.

I think I watched the Alfred Hitchcock movie, ‘The Birds’ a little too much.

If you’ve ever seen that movie, you have an idea what I’m talking about.

If you haven’t , rent that sucker. You’ll have the same reaction to birds that I have .

But I digress.

My visit to Milburn Pond Park, which is located on Milburn Road and Merrick Boulevard was very peaceful .

Yes, there were loads of birds, Canada Geese and seagulls around, but they didn’t bother me, and I sure wasn’t bothering them.

Although I must admit when they were flying around , I got nervous.

They landed in the water as if to say , ‘Sports Diva, we ain’t thinking about you . It’s hot, it’s humid, we need some water!’

I wasn’t the only one noticing how peaceful this little park is.

People were just relaxing, wearing their masks of course, and taking in this beautiful but humid day.

I’m glad I finally got the chance to see this park up close.