Ok. Let's get to the beach now. That was pretty quick, about 40 minutes after we left B&N, we finally got to Tiana Beach. Only a few cars were at the parking lot at 11:40am. It seemed few people want to go out to the beach with cloud and strong wind. We put the mat on the sand, laid down and enjoyed the smell of Atlantic Ocean. We practiced the self-defense part of Tae Kwon Do (we are taking the course at the gym together). We had a small salad that my princess wrapped before we left in the morning. After spending two hours, we got hungry as usual. The weather got better and the sunshine got stronger, and we got burned and little tired.
Back to our Beetle (remember, light-green), we still can see only 10 cars in the parking lot with the capacity of more than 100 cars. My princess practiced driving with a very slow speed. If you know about her, you might say that she would be very cute by imagining how she drives. I was scared every time our car got closer to another car (parked) or people around them. Thinking about the height of the seat for the driver, her view from the seat must have been very different than mine. I'm scared to imagine how her eyesight was.
Anyhow, "I" stopped practicing and we left for a "big" lunch. The lesson we learned was that no (good) restaurant is open for lunch. Only a diner was open for seating. We planned to spend about $30 for a nice seafood lunch each, but we saw a lunch special, including appetizer and desert, only for $12.99. Plus, it was HUUUUUUUGE. We left more than half and, of course, the wrapped swordfish grill appeared at our dinner table for a couple of days after we came back.
Well, nice trip and nice deal of Zipcar (cheaper than, say A*is, even with Zipcar's most expensive rate). We even went for food shopping to Flushing on the way back home.