After a long and eventful summer, I took a Labor Day trip with friends to my favorite campground- Cedar Point County Park.
Growing up, my family would got out to East Hampton, Long Island every year and camp at Cedar Point. It’s a super simple and lovely place, with a camp store, dirt roads, and tons of places for kids to explore but never really get lost. I’ve been dreaming of going back for a while and this year it finally happened. Considering how much fun we had, I’m guessing this will be the first of many trips.
My core group of NYC friends is an incredible combination of power ladies and gents. We all lead separate, busy lives, so it’s a rare feat when EVERYONE can get together. This summer has been particularly busy, with trips to China, big promotions, new loves, and, most importantly for this post, the purchase of a 1987 VW Westfalia- AKA a Vanagon.
My good friends Paul and Kate surprised us all when they showed up one weekend with a giant camper van. For a bunch of New Yorkers reliant on public transit, the Westy screams freedom and adventure. We are all jealous of their tricked-out rig.
This is our campsite. Not shown: our epic campfire.
One of the highlights of the trip was waking up, and turning in, early. Four of us woke up super early on Sunday morning and snuck out to Montauk for coffee (not pictured- Kristen.) It felt like a secret adventure- a whole day’s worth of fun and talks while everyone else was asleep.
We spent our days at the Cedar Point beach, which was within walking distance of our campsite. The water was calm and we were able to float around for hours, drinking way too much Rosé. The beach is located on Gardiner’s Bay. We did not see the Downeaster Alexa, but not for lack of trying.
We stayed until the sun came down everyday. The perfect way to close out the summer.
Photocreds: Basically everyone who is in the Westy shot. Especially Kristen. She’s the best.