4th of July weekend was not the greatest weather we have had this summer. We planned a beach trip, but the thunderstorms kept us away. So, we made up for it yesterday! We rented a zipcar (pretty cool deal in major cities) and headed for Long Island to Long Beach. The weather was about 75 degrees and very sunny. This area was very non-populated - very quiet and very clean. It reminded us of the beaches in California. Syd wasn't too crazy about the noise of the ocean waves hitting the sand, but she liked the sand (check out our family blog for video clips). We had a dinner at a great seafood restaurant called Peter's Clam House. We topped off the day with a trip to Target! It was a beautiful night driving back into Manhattan over the Whitehall Bridge looking at Pelham Bay and all the boats - a postcard view of New England.