From the Long Island Museum, I drove a few blocks to the Avalon Nature Preserve where I took a two-hour walk on the various trails. I really enjoyed the view of the spring-fed pond and all of its water fowl and I also rested for a while on some rocks deep in the woods to have lunch. Nice moment.
Directly across from the street from the Avalon Preserve is the Stony Brook Grist Mill which is open for touring. From water wheel to grindstone to A-frame loft, I learned all about the things that make the place operate. Built in 1699, it blows my mind to think that this place was grinding flour before George Washington was born. Great way to spend a summer day. Cheers!
"For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life
in Christ Jesus our Lord."