For us here in the US, summer starts unofficially with Memorial Day weekend at the end of May. We got lucky with the weather this year with temps up in the high 70s and 80s. Needless to say, the water, the sun, the long weekend were enough to get me and my family in a summer vacation mindset. It’s going to be hard to focus on the remaining four weeks of school.
We went to Cape May for the weekend. It has been our go-to place for Memorial Day weekend in the last nine years or so where we meet up with my friend Ellen and her family. It’s always nice to come back and see what’s new and what has stayed the same. We all have our routines now when we get to Cape May. For the children, it’s hunting for the prettiest sea shells and biking. For Ellen and I, there’s the catch-up cocktails at the Brown Room in Congress Hall.
This trip, we talked about how things may change in the future. The kids are all getting big. Will they keep wanting to do this type of thing in the future? How long will they continue to comb the beach to look for seashells? They are still so sweet at this age. When will the roller-coaster temperament of the tween years show its ugly head? It’s always bittersweet when the winds of change comes knocking at your door.