I think I'm the only one who thinks "wait, I live on an island" from time to time. I mean, it's not Hawaii or Puerto Rico but in the summer time it gets sorta close (no volcanoes or rainforests, though.) The winter isn't too bad and considering people hate the cold, beaches are usually deserted till the time where going into the ocean or the sound won't lead to hypothermia. Because of this, I like going when it's freezing out because I don't have to pay for parking or deal with a ton of people getting into my picture. I just have to dress really, really, really warm.