|Sunset Over the Long Island Sound in Peconic|
It’s official. This summer, I will spend five glorious weeks on the North Fork. I am leaving the city and escaping to the Non-Hamptons. Briermere Farms’ strawberry rhubarb pie, fresh produce stands, local seafood, Bedell Winery, and the sounds of nothing will be my daily routine. The quaint and rustic cottage on the Long Island Sound has no dishwasher, laundry, or flatscreen TV, but there is an internet connection and a land line. Cell phone service may be spotty, but I will be pecking away at my Apple and tweeting my heart out.
City Slicker will go country, but be minutes from the modern world. I hope to write, write more, and when I think I’ve had enough, write a little more.
Stepping out the front door, the peaceful sound will be in view, and in two minutes, I’ll have sand in my toes. I will begin and end each day relaxing on the screened porch. Dinner will be on the grill every night, accompanied by a bottle of local wine.
Will I be able to handle this simple lifestyle for five weeks, and not come back into Manhattan? I’m not entirely sure. Aside from a meeting or two in the city, I will give it my best shot. I hope to return with a fresh approach to writing, cooking, and life.
Hubby will join on the weekends, and dog and cat will be in residence. They can hardly wait, and
neither can I. May 25th can’t come soon enough.
|Macari Vineyards Photo by Joe Shlabotnik|