The Mini-Mooners

Between our budget and the fact that The Quail recently started a new job, we weren’t able to take a long Honeymoon immediately following out wedding. We did, however, manage to escape for a few days to Long Island Wine Country. We rented a Zipcar and drove out the Monday after our wedding.

We only got lost a little bit.

We finally found our way to Cedar House on Sound B & B–which was fantastic. They built their B & B in an old potato barn from the 30’s! Our hosts, David and Donna, upgraded us to the beautiful Master Suite and couldn’t have been more gracious or welcoming.  We quickly opened a bottle of Cabernet Franc from their winery, Scarola Vineyards, and soaked in the light and beauty of their back porch.

After a delicious dinner at A Mano, we called it a night and were up bright and early for wine tastings at the dozens of wineries along the North Fork Wine Trail. First we stopped at The Village Cheese Shop on Love Lane for provisions.

Then we were off to wineries!

We also stopped at the Long Island Vodka Distillery.

Then we headed for Greenport, NY, stopped at the beach, and then took the ferry to Shelter Island for dinner.

The next day we continued our winery tour.Then we said goodbye to the beach.

We had our last seafood supper at Crabby Jerry’s, and then drove back to Brooklyn.

Sorry for the photo bomb, but we had such an amazing time. It was the happiest, most romantic three days of my life and I never wanted to come back. I still don’t want to be back. You know, The Quail and I had been together for nine years before we got married (seven of which we lived together) and I really didn’t think all that much would change after the wedding. But it did. In the best way possible. There is this genuine feeling of calm surrounding us. Just knowing that each of us chose the other to build a life with is a powerful thing, an incredibly loving thing, and I am so excited to build our family of Quails.


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