In between the daunting task of searching for a new apartment and spending countless amounts of days packing, I did manage to have some memorable summer moments. Last year my family purchased a beach house at the end of August, but because of Covid there wasn’t a lot we could do in terms of entertainment. This year, I wanted to make up for it so I created a bucket list of all the things I wanted to do before Labor Day approached. As I look back, I accomplished a ton of the activities on my list. Some of which remind me of my childhood spent in Westbrook, like getting ice cream from Daisy’s ice cream truck and going mini golfing at Saybrook Point. I documented a lot of it on my IG highlights but here are 28 summer memories that stood out the most.
This stunning view from Old Kelsey Point.
Afternoons at Ladurée eating French pastries.
Getting dressed up for Sunday Brunch at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa.
Hanging out with the most adorable kitten, Lulu!
Decorating my beach house bedroom with seashell decor.
Taking the Amtrak to and from New York City.
A stunning display of fireworks over Long Island Sound.
Setting out and discovering new things like this Little Free Library that’s filled with books to borrow.
Old fashioned general stores. (This one is in Olde Mistick Village which you can read about here).
Looking at vintage photographs of my family in Westbrook, CT. This one is of my grandparents circa 1957, taken just a few streets over from my parents place.
Sunny beach days spent floating in the ocean.
Pies from Oyster River Market. (Not pictured is key lime which happens to be my favorite.)
Finding these salmon colored roses on one of my beach walks.
This summer I saw a ton of rainbows (in both Connecticut and New York City) but this one was by far the most stunning.
While apartment searching, discovering vibrant street art.
Campfire s’mores ice cream from Bill’s Seafood.
Purchasing one of these hoodies from the hippie shop, Old Glory. As a teen my friends and I would stop there regularly.
Sky high views that overlook Manhattan.
Colorful and festive summer centerpieces.
Going miniature golfing on a warm summer night at Saybrook Point.
Grilling Impossible burgers and then sitting down for lunch while looking out at the ocean.
Taking a walk to a nearby beach to watch the sunset. (I took this on Labor Day so it was my last one of the summer.)
Relaxing in the park and photographing historic architecture like the Washington Square arch.
Meeting my baby cousin Levi for the first time and getting to hangout with my cousin Kendall.
The best caprese sandwich from Oyster River Market.
Waiting for Daisy’s ice cream truck to go by (like I did daily throughout my childhood on summer vacation).
After weeks of preparing to move, ending the summer by walking in the door of our new place!!
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