Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of my favorite movies of all time. The story is so interesting and different (and who among us hasn’t wanted to utilize the service?), the directing is so innovative, and it’s just about a perfect movie, to me. I know it pretty much by heart at this point, and I cry at the same line, every single time.
Ever since the first time I saw it, I wanted to go to Montauk, like in the movie. Ideally, it would be waking up in the morning, calling in sick, deciding to go. And it would ideally have snowed. To reenact the scene accurately.
(It would not be my first time. I’ve done the same in Cardiff with Doctor Who and Montmartre with Amélie [of course].)
But years passed, and it’s harder to convince friends to call in sick and go with you than you’d think. 😉
So when Rose asked me on Thursday night if I wanted to go to Montauk on Friday, I really didn’t have to think very hard about my answer. Especially since it was a bittersweet thing; it would be our last mini adventure for a while, because I start a new job tomorrow. (I pretty much knew I was getting it, but it wasn’t official till Wednesday. And I had told her earlier in the week I really wanted to go to Montauk before I started my job, and she amazingly obliged.) Good news/bad news, eh?
Because I had to be home early on Friday, we had to leave super early. Like, super early. I still can’t believe she agreed to it, but agreed to it, she did!
I mean REALLY early. It still looked like this when she picked me up. From New Jersey.
These photos are unedited. So maybe seeing the sky look this pretty made the early call time worth it?
Even the drive was scenic.
Maybe I should get up this early every day? Or not. 🙂
about three hours later, we were finally in Montauk. Understandably, our first stop was for coffee.
Montauk Bake Shoppe boasts the best coffee in Montauk. It was pretty damn good, that’s for sure.
We regrouped in the car, trying to figure out: now that we were in Montauk, what did we want to DO in Montauk?! I obviously wanted to walk on the beach by the house like they did in the movie.
OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS. THE HOUSE ISN’T EVEN IN MONTAUK!! (I know, right?!)
Luckily, it was in Easthampton, which we had to go through on our way back.
But first, we were in Montauk, and determined to see something there. So we headed for the lighthouse.
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