By Mary N. DiZazzo

The Beauty of the Magical Hamptons!

Ciao bella,

There is nothing like getting out of Dodge! As much as I adore my beloved Boston in summer a change of scenery and a mini family reunion is a beautiful thing. My husband David and I always make a fun road trip of the seven-hour journey to the Hamptons. Last time we rented a Mini Cooper convertible. This trip was a sharp, white Ford. It looked money! We stopped at Rein's Deli in Vernon Connecticut for the most fabulous Jewish deli we do not have in Boston. Lox, pastrami sandwiches, chicken liver pâté, kugel and matzoh ball soup galore. All served in an old fashion setting with sundries I haven't seen since I was a child.

The road takes you along in it's mesmerizing stretch as you ponder the time ahead. Approaching the dunes and the beach grass to the Hamptons is quite similar to Provincetown, although the dunes of Provincetown are quite immense like monsters welcoming you to its lair.

The excitement of reaching our destination had arrived. Intuitively my family called as we were minutes away from them. Priceless hugs and warmth greeted us. The great meal we all shared was all quite satisfying! Our hearts were full.

Our hotel changed its name and face from last year. Prettily gussied up in its new blue nautical theme. Our private porch in our room dictated where I was going to spend most of the morning and evening! What a sight to behold! The crash of waves on the foam filled shore made sun-filled days a relaxing respite. Beach umbrellas popped up like mushrooms.

At night the stretch of beach was lined with amazing bon fires and sky lanterns lit up the moon (illegal in Massachusetts). The wood burning smell and salty air raised a smile for the two of us. One night fireworks were set off, it was all so truly magical and will remain forever in my mind beautiful.

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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