I love Long Island. I am so lucky to live here! LI is full of gorgeous recreation areas, beaches and shopping (haven't had time to do much of that lately, which is just fine - I've been meaning to clean out my closet to make space first). These photos are of our first picnic of this summer.. I know, it's not even officially summer yet, but who's counting? We went to the Sands Point Preserve, which has a couple of Gold Coast era castles, large park and a beach.