My family moved to Montauk NY in 1979. In march of 1980 my father brought his boat here. Montauk’s largest sport fishing boat! “The King Wayne.”
My Mom & Dad, my two brothers Wayne and Ryan and eventually me ,all lived in the trailer.
When my parents purchased the trailer back in 1979 it was only 12,000. I was born December of 1982. We had that trailer before I was even born!
The photo above is actually my first drone shot . The drone was hovering over the the trailer park, In Montauk .It was taken this past winter. The winter of 2018.
My family and I lived in the trailer park for 3 years after deciding “Montauk was where we are going to raise our children” , my mother and father bought a beautiful 2 story home in Ditch Plains. We were lucky to grow up just 2 blocks from the ocean. One of my favorite sayings goes… if you’re lucky enough to live by the sea , your lucky. Yes! We were so lucky. I am so thankful and blessed for it! You still can’t keep me away!
“The only time I was away from the ocean, and I mean away where I can not see it literally , was in 2000-2003 when I earned my Associates Degree from the first college I attended , Colby - Sawyer College in New London New Hampshire”.
Today that trailer we once lived in is currently for sale for 1 million dollars. Yea, doesn’t that sound insane?!!! Its true! This little town has changed so much. The cost of living here in Montauk is more that what is was in Santa barbara Ca, where I lived for 10 years. Its crazy. Oh hey I’m still renting over here (raise your hand emoji) no shame though! I love our place!
Montauk was once a small , quiet little town. Many local fisherman and non fisherman were just making a living and raising their family on fresh local seafood, had quite the best secret of living the best life back then; by raising their family’s here in Montauk . That was the best kept secret! To raise your families here in Montauk and to have your children grow up in Montauk was the best childhood anyone can ask for. Nobody can take that away… I hope to stay here and raise my children here one day as well. Montauk is something else always will be. Thank you mom and dad for choosing Montauk! xoxo