This weekend we drove WAY out onto Long Island (about two hours out) to a little car ferry that transported cars to another island called Shelter Island. (lots of islands!)
As you can see, the ferry itself was a highlight.
Most of Shelter Island is a preserve that is REALLY well maintained. There was even a kind woman at the information center warning us about ticks and providing insect repellent. (and I did end up picking two ticks off of each boy! YUCK!)
But we had a great hike nonetheless. The boys walkie’d-talkie’d.
and collected rocks.
and just enjoyed being in nature.
until someone’s legs got tired.
and then we headed home.
It was a great day. I love living in this area. :)