Anyway, I went out to Long Island. Without using the air conditioner, I can drive all the way to Montauk Point and back to NJ without refueling, which is good as gas prices in Long Island are 20-30 cents per gallon higher than Northern NJ.
The seaside scenery is pretty nice. At Montauk Point, you can stand on top of the bluff and watch the waves roll in, trying to but not quite knocking the fishermen off the rocks. However, I don't understand why the Hamptons are so crowded, even a few weeks after Labor Day. I've been there a number of times and don't see how it is that much better than any of the other LI beach areas. They have beaches. They have fancy-schmancy stores. They have quaint windmills. Maybe it's the quaint windmills. :)