On Saturday, we woke up around 9 to start packing and planning for our trip to the Hamptons. We decided to take the Long Island Railroad train heading out of Penn Station at 11:45 for Montauk. We had to change trains once in Jamaica, but eventually we arrived at the East Hamptons Station. We called an Uber cab to take us to our friends house. When we arrived, we walked around to the back where there was a pool filled with people we didn't recognize. We finally found our friend and he introduced us to a ton of people that had also rented houses for the summer. Once the party started to die down, we headed over to another house with some of the new people we met. Their house was absolutely gorgeous. It had huge floor to ceiling glass windows that let in an amazing view of the ocean. Although it was a bit cloudy out, the view was still breathtaking. This a picture I took on their back porch:
Our new found friends invited us to go to dinner with them at a local restaurant, so we called a cab and headed to dinner. We got a nice table outside and ordered pizza and drinks. Once the clock hit 7:30, we knew it was time to say goodbye to our beautiful vacation spot. We thanked out friends for everything, and told them we had to catch the 8:00 train back into Manhattan. Although we were not there for long, the trip was so fun and pretty, and I wish we could have stayed longer!
On Sunday, we were all pretty exhausted from the weekend, but there was one thing we all were in the mood for -- cake and ice cream. The best place to get cake and ice cream in the city, Serendipity, was not a far train ride from us. We put our name on the hour-long waiting list, and walked around the area until our table was ready. As we were wandering, I looked up the menu on my phone so that I could order as soon as I sat down! We all ended up highly overestimating how much chocolate we were all able to consume because once I got my dessert (a frozen hot chocolate AND a cake/ice cream sundae) I was shocked. One of our friends Megan ordered the Banana Split, and it was bigger than her head. We were all only able to make what looked like barely a dent in our desserts before we gave up and asked for To-Go boxes. It was so incredibly delicious, and I am really happy there were so many leftovers to take home and treat myself to throughout the week. This is a picture of how much food our table of 5 got. Needless to say, random people were taking pictures of our table.
And here is a picture of Megan with her massive Banana Split......