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New York- Hamptons Help with vacation

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by BILL GRILL, Jun 17, 2009.

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  1. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Driving from Upper Michigan to the Hampyons any advice? Never been to New York City Before. Suggestions? Bill
     
  2. Quack Shot

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    Bring lots of cash and stay in your car in the rough neighborhoods. Keep a low profile and don't flash money or jewelery. Look poor and you'll live longer. Pizza and Bagels are great. Plan your trip to avoid the rush hours. They run from 12PM to 12PM and are 24 hours long. When near the City, Don't talk to taxi drivers, or anyone else for that matter. You must experience the Shore Parkway, Belt Parkway, and Southern State Parkway. It's really the same road, but it changes when it crosses city and county lines. It's sort of like the AutoBahn. 90+ miles per hour minimum, bumper to bumper, when someone sneezes you lose 15 cars. The LI Expressway (495) is a reasonable substitute, but they have BIG trucks on it, so it's harder to navigate. No trucks on the parkways. Don't get caught with an illegal firearm, especially around NYC. That is unless you are illegal yourself, then it doesn't matter. Watch the "out of towners" before leaving on your trip. Hamptons are nice, expensive, and over-rated. Enjoy and have fun! :)
     
  3. hmb

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    Avoid trying to get to the Hamptons on Friday late afternoon or night. Also leaving the Hamptons on Sunday can be a rough trip. HMB
     
  4. grnberetcj

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    The main question should be: WHY?

    With all the decent places in America to visit...Hmmm!!

    Curt
     
  5. craby boy

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    Excellent fishing at Montauk beach, party, charter.Shagwong restaurant is worth the trip, plus a small Chinese Restaurant " you catch we cook em"

    they cook stripe bass better than moo guy pan,

    Pete
     
  6. BILL GRILL

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    OK That's enough, this ole country boy is going to Massachusetts! How about Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket,etc. It's our 20th anniversary and my wife wants to see some of the east coast. Should we go up into Maine also or will we see enough in Mass? Any advice, suggestions would be great.
     
  7. Mike Hessong* (MH*)

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    BILL GRILL,

    My wife and I took a trip like you are talking about. We are both South Texas folks who had never been to the north eastern part of the US. I won a couple of round-trip tickets to anywhere in the US and we wanted to go somewhere we hadn't been before. We flew into Logan (Boston) rented a car and drove up the coast all the way to Bar Harbor, Maine checking out most of the significant lighthouses on the way up. She and I both loved Maine and the coastal areas going there. We stopped and checked out Gloucester, Mass. and Salem , Mass. as well, and Portand, Rockland and Bath, Maine. All beautiful areas. Nice driving along the coast and seeing the Atlantic. Then we drove out to the tip of Cape Cod to see those lighthouses and we even went down to check out Newport, Rhode Island an all the mansions along the seashore. Really an enjoyable trip.

    Mike* (MH*)
     
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    Want a really great trip --go to Maine, take the Cat- to Nova Scotia--go to Halifax, drive along Cape Breton, then take the Ferry to PEI & the Confederation Bridge back to the States--No crowds, great food, good history stay in the B&B's avoid the big hotels--go to Hall's Harbour--great lobster experience the26' tides

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  9. Gross Man

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    Bill- We took a trip similar to Mike's some time ago - it was great. If you are traveling between New England and Long Island, I would recommend taking the ferry. It goes between New London Conn, and Orient Point Long Island. You can avoid NYC in one direction, and take you wife on an Ocean Voyage at the same time, nice ride. Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, near New London is a nice stop. Try to time your travel into NYC opposite rush our traffic, might help a little. There are enough interesting things in the city, that make it worth the hassle. Don't bring any guns - N.Y. laws are tough. Billy
     
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    Bill just a suggestion I don't know if you belong to AAA or one of those auto clubs but I do. Every time we plan a trip my wife contacts AAA and they send enough information to us to kind of get a general idea of what we want to do.

    You don't say whether you want to stay in one area or travel within the area you are going to.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    Also planning on going to northeast this fall. Wife and I are going to Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and over to Nova Scotia and PEI. Going for about a month and see as much as possible. Have a good trip Bill.
     
  12. birdogs

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    I am a native New Yorker. I have been to many places on several continents. NOTHIONG is like New York. Don't let the foolish talk dissuade you. New York is the safest large city in America. The environs of New York City, such as the Hamptons are also unique. The eastern end of Long Island is the equivalent of any seaside location ANYWHERE! There is also the Hudson Valley which is remarkable and a national treasure.

    Come and enjoy yourself. It is known as "The Greatest City in the World" for vary good reasons. Millions of people call it home and they are not being held here by force.
     
  13. jim creighton

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    STAY HOME - GO SHOOTING.
     
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    Who is going to look after Jr.?????

    Don
     
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    Bill, Give me a shout and let me know what time frame you're talking about. I'm about 30 miles north of Boston near the coast. Room to put you up, see the local coast, etc. We've got homes here from the 1600's. Portland is an hour north if you decide to do Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or PEI. I'm very familiar with places of interest for you. Your Fox should be back from Wright's soon also. You've got my contacts.Bob
     
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    Becareful when going to eastern Long Island. The place is infested with ticks. They transmit many infectous deseases, including lyme desease. And there are mosquitos also, they can transmit west nile virus and equine encephalitis. HMB
     
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    If you happen to be in Montauk during the week of the 4th of July, let me know. Maybe you can hitch a ride with me on my friends boat out to the canyon and catch some tuna. That's usually the best time of the year for tuna in Montauk.

    There is nowhere on this earth like Montauk for fishing.

    Bruce
     
  18. BILL GRILL

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    This is Bill's wife, Liz.

    Creighton, --- thought you were my pal. I think you get Bill every major holiday except Christmas. I kinda like the guy too.

    To the rest of you guys -- thanks loads, keep 'em coming -- we're not leaving until Monday morning. Appreciate all the tips on what not to miss. Twenty years - two vacations -- unless we get alot better at this, the highlight of the next one will be stopping by nursing homes. Thanks again.
     
  19. BILL GRILL

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    Trust me she ain't that freeking abused. LOL Bill
     
  20. copper

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    I lived in Hamptons for 45 years my family forever both sides. Almost two hours from NY city. Weekends lots of traffic for the last 15 plus years. There are no tall buildings, the towns are very upscal richest people in the country live in Easthampton. Lots of art, culture ,towns are very clean ,No bad sections realy bridgehampton, Watermill, smaller , Ocean was said to be the best beaches in the world at one time. If you are wanting to go to Montauk the tip leave early in the morning . Hamptonbays is nice the first Hampton you can go to inlet see fishing boats and ocean and the bay is very nice. My grandfather was the light house keeper there , I lived 2 miles from ocean on a canal that lead to Shinecock bay. Village of Southampton is estate section all along Ocean and down side roads . I use to phesant hunt in village, a lot of years ago. My parents still live in Southampton. Any assistance I can be feel free to ask. best regards David Lester PS I moved to get away from taxes and trffic but as far as crime and being sued is way bellow most of the southern hospitality states.
     
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