MONTAUK | Summer Camp at Ruschmeyer’s.

There is nothing quite like an East Coast American Summer. Hot, humid and campy, the summer starts with a quickly mounting frenzy. After the 4th, it tapers into a languid July but by the end of August the coast is pulsing with a feverish unbridled joy. Some of my friends that moved to California tell me how much they miss the excitement of East Coast summers.  Last August, in the last week before school started, we went out to Ruschmeyer’s hotel in Montauk for a week. The hotel is a converted summer camp, and its like stepping into a Wes Anderson movie. Think Moonrise Kingdom meets The Life Aquatic with a dollop of Dirty Dancing. David called it “glamping with out the glamour”, so do not expect much in the way of the rooms. But the common area was just so great. The rooms are arranged in a U around a tree and lantern filled picnic area. The kids play garden games outside in the in between hours as we showered and relaxed. At night, Smores and movie night, which was The Goonies. We continued movie night at home with the kids all winter long.

Some photos I took at  Ruschmeyer’s.  I have so many blog posts that I haven’t gotten to write yet…. this one is 11 months old!

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I carried a watermelon. Brings back memories of youth doesn’t it?

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. that place looks awesome!!!!

  2. I’ve come to love the East Coast summer. You described it perfectly!