Monday, May 19, 2014

Billi Pod’s Report on His Weekend In The Hamptons - Part One

Monday==>Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, had a totally AWESOME time over the weekend with his friends Lenny Gordon and Lenny’s wife Marie Taylor  at their Sag Harbor waterfront property in The Hamptons, on northeastern Long Island.

As I have posted before, Lenny is a retired college professor and Marie is a real estate broker.

For me, it began on Friday morning and ended on Sunday afternoon at 1:45pm when I got off The Hamptons Jitney at 40th Street and 3rd Avenue in Manhattan.

So ... let’s get started with the details for Day One in basically summary form ...

Friday - Day One

The adventure began around 8:15am on Friday when I subwayed up to the 96th Street station to meet Lenny at the 1 train platform. We took the 1 train, local, to its last stop in the Bronx at 242nd Street and then took a bus one stop to their second house where we picked up their car.

Marie had been baby-sitting at her daughter’s house in White Plains. We picked her up at the North White Plains Metro North Station and then headed out to Long Island, with Lenny driving, of course, something he did for the entire weekend.

It was an interesting drive. Lenny took several service roads etc. in order to avoid traffic.

It was 12:45pm when we arrived at the waterfront property. There are two houses, literally one on top of the other. I was given the upper house and they took the lower guest house.

As a side-note, this property has been in Marie’s family for decades and she has family and friend connections to Long Island that span at least 60+ years. This means, both she and Lenny are totally, and I mean totally, familiar with the area and that is perfecto for being tour-guides for someone who was making his first trip to The Hamptons.

After we had a bite and took a brief rest we began my tour, starting with the immediate Sag Harbor area.
I was almost immediately in sensory overload because of the AWESOME properties that included mansions worth multiple millions that are often rented for over $35,000+ for the season (Memorial Day to Labor Day).
The weather was dark and overcast but it did not rain until late night, so that was great.

It was difficult for me to keep track of where we went and what we/I saw but, thankfully, Marie was able to help with the notes and comments she gave me on Sunday morning.

Anyway ... Lenny would drive us to a location and then Marie and I would get out and do a walk and wander session.

Among the places in the Sag Harbor business district we visited were ...

Sag Harbor Historical Society. It was not open yet but when we helped a nice lady carry some boxes from her car to the front door she let us have a quick peek inside.
Sag Harbor Whaling Museum was also not open yet but we are allowed to take a peek inside there, too.
Canio’s Book Store

We then headed out to Channing Daughters Winery & Sculpture on Scuttlehole Road in Bridgehampton.
When we finished there we were a bit tired so we came back to Sag Harbor for a brief rest, then ...

We had a great dinner at Page Restaurant at 63 Main Street. I had scallops and they were terrific. Marie ran into several of her childhood friends, something that happened at almost everywhere we went. Not joking, it did.

Back at the house. I went to bed around midnight, thus ending a totally AWESOME Day One.

Details on Saturday, Day Two, will be in tomorrow’s posting, so stay tuned.

Moving on ...

When I got back to PHC yesterday afternoon I basically chilled, watching Yankee baseball and also walking the Street Fair that ran along 9th Avenue from 42nd Street up to 57th Street, It was really crowded because of the great weather.

I got some pizza to bring back to PHC and then spent the rest of the evening watching baseball. 

Moving on ... 

At the moment my entertainment plans for today are in flux. Unless something of interest shows up on my ticket services, which I doubt because today is Monday, I will probably see the mega-hit comedy ...

NEIGHBORS, about a couple with a newborn baby who face unexpected difficulties when they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.

Yeah, this is just what your favorite blogger is in the mood for.

Moving on to the sports scene, for Marty ...

Yesterday the Yankees (23-20) split their doubleheader with The Pirates (18-25), winning the first game 4-3 but losing the second game 5-3.

The Bronx Bombers are in sole possession of first place in the AL East. They have today off and then begin a 5-game series in Chicago, 2-games with the NL Cubs and then 3-games with the AL White Sox.

Moving on ...

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers I have a ton of things to do today ... won’t bore you with the details ... so ...


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.36 miles (or, 11,727 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>29.74 miles (average 4.25 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2014==>496.13 miles (average 3.60 miles per day)


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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