Days 4 through 6 of my vacation were not spent taking very many pictures – although I did manage to capture a few – and instead included a lobster roll lunch and a trip to the water park.
Monday was unfortunately a rainy day, and so we spent it taking a trip to the outlet mall in Riverhead, with a quick stop on the way back at a Long Island landmark: The town of Flander’s “Big Duck.” The Big Duck originally started as a poultry shop in 1931, and after being moved multiple times and somewhere along the way being added to the historic registry, it is now a gift shop that sells almost exclusively duck items. As a group, we walked out with t-shirts, Christmas ornaments, magnets, keychains, and more, all yelling and screaming with excitement over our purchases.
Plus, this rainy day gave us an opportunity to cross something off of our Southampton Summer bucket lists: a lobster roll lunch. Every year I come out here, me, my aunt Camille, and her friend Mary absolutely need to have a lobster roll at some point, and usually we like to try different ones around the area. This year we stopped at the Sound Bistro in Riverhead, with what I must say was a pretty decent lobster roll, with lots of huge chunks of lobster meat.
Tuesday continued to be overcast, so me and my cousin Marissa spent the day at one of the country’s best water parks: Splish Splash. Marissa, the daredevil that she is, enticed me to go on a few rides that I may not have had the guts to go on alone, including Cliff Diver, a straight shot 80 foot drop body water slide. And Tuesday had the perfect ending, another summertime craving of mine: Hot dogs and sliders with my uncle Mick’s specialty, fried onions. Wednesday was another beach day (lacking photos) but as I make my way to Cape Cod, there will be more photos of gorgeous ferry rides and hopefully some lobsters!
More to come soon!