A trip down my memory's lane

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Greenport Harbor (the U.S. Coast Guard happened to be going by)
There's nothing like coming "home" to the place you grew up. For me it's on Long Island. I've traveled the road from Manorville out to Greenport on the "North Fork" of the island on most Saturdays for as long as I can remember to visit my Grandma. The beautiful ride couldn't be longer for a young girl eager to be spoiled by her Gram. The only way I kept track of where we were on the meandering commute was by counting 7-11's, (a popular chain of convenience stores for all of you that don't know) lol! By the third 7-11 we were at my Grams and I couldn't be more excited.

We always wandered into town and what a town it is. Greenport is found just a couple of towns from the end of Long Island on the North Fork.
Cutting our own lavender bunch at Lavender By the Bay
It is on a beautiful harbor that has been a working seaport since the 18th century. Strolling downtown you'll come across unique shops, boutiques, ice cream parlors, restaurants, museums and more. There is even an adorable antique carousel.

The drive out to Greenport is so picturesque that there are numerous published books dedicated to the beauty of Long Island's North Fork. Along the lovely drive you'll find beautiful farmlands and their charming farmstands offering their fresh crops for sale; long stretches of land belonging to nurseries containing greenhouses full of the most beautiful flowers and plants for sale; and possibly the most popular and well known would be the endless wineries. Winery after winery offering tours and tastings makes for a wonderful day "out east" as the locals would say.

On this particular day my Mom and I stopped at a lovely place called Lavendar By the Bay. This beautiful place offers all things lavender, from fresh and dried bunches of lavender, to sachets, to soaps and oils. You can also cut your own which was such a unique experience. For $7 a bunch you get a sickle and a basket and you're free to cut one of twenty varieties of lavender.
gimpel says:
Alway's good to come back to the roots. For me it's down town Amsterdam and we have no nice smelly lavender fields like you have. Love the color and smell of it.
Posted on: Sep 01, 2010
santafeclau says:
beautiful review, I can close my eyes and imagine that beautiful place. And I love lavender so much!
I hope to go someday to Long Island, I'm sure I'd like it!
Posted on: Aug 16, 2009
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