Travel

AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

October 27, 2015

Last week, I headed up to New York for a long weekend, and can we just pause for a moment to discuss how beautiful October in the northeast is? The trees were changing colors, the temps were in the 50s and 60s, and the days were sunny, with bright blue skies. All I could think about was the line fromΒ You’ve Got Mail–“Don’t you just love New York in the fall?”

Yes. The answer is yes, yes, yes.

Anyway, we had a great trip–Rob had been there for a week before I arrived, so we spent lots of time with his family and then, on Saturday, his mom threw me the most beautiful surprise bridal shower. (More on that to come, but suffice to say I was 100 percent shocked, and it was one of the best days ever.)

Oh, and on Friday, we went to Sagamore Hill–Teddy Roosevelt’s former home in Oyster Bay–which just re-opened after a several-years-long renovation. We walked the nature trail, picked up shells on the beach, took a tour of the home and generally enjoyed the scenery. The pics in this post are from that trip; I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed being there.

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Sagamore Hill is really that beautiful–most of these pics have no filter on them; the sky was just that blue and clear. (Also, can we talk about that foliage? This Florida girl, who never sees the seasons changed, was seriously impressed.)

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Before taking a tour of the Roosevelt home, we went to lunch–this place was amazing and the owners were so nice. I had the most delicious pastrami Reuben.

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A pretty church in Oyster Bay. I made Rob pull over so I could take a picture of it; it was built in 1873 and, per its sign, was the boyhood church of Theodore Roosevelt.

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Also in Oyster Bay: This adorable little garden shop. Can I move in?

It was such a great trip and I can’t wait until we can spend more time in the Northeast during this time of year. Happy fall!

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