Today was my annual voyage to the Hamptons, about 2.5 hours to get there [departing from Montclair at 1:15 p.m.] and closer to 2 hours to get home [leaving Southampton about 9:10 p.m.]
I go in the summer when Punch is at her Mimi’s for a week. It’s a big drink of freedom and beauty. On my own, finding my way, driving over two bridges, and traveling the L.I.E. Turn on North Sea Lane. One year, Dan went with me. I couldn’t go last year because our car died. I missed it.
I did feel a tiny bit guilty that I was leaving Punch out of this beauty. [I asked Figgy and Dan, but both had to work. I think I secretly wanted to go alone, anyway.] Then I felt better when Mimi said they were driving to Atlantic City and spending the night, But then guilt again when Mimi texted me a photo and Punch wasn’t smiling--unusual for her to look serious.
I want to write a nice post tomorrow--have other writing deadlines, too.