Saturday 9/22/12, was a stunningly beautiful day at the beach. The city of Rehoboth Beach had unscrewed the parking meters for the season, there were people on the beach, but a manageable number. Consequently, Thrashers was down to only one french fry shop – 2 of the 3 were closed for the season. The water was warm, and the temperature was in the low 80s. I loafed for hours, reading a stupid novel, floating around in the water, and eating delicious, unhealthy food. Glorious! As usual, click the pics to embiggen. And sorry about the quality of my 1.8MB cheapo cell phone camera.
I really don’t know what this is all about, but it’s colorful, and the grand-kids would have liked it. Another perfect weekend at the beach. The ocean was just the right temperature for floating like a manatee, something I excel at. I suppose I could have stayed home and tried to fix the lawn mower. But I chose this. I stick by my choice. Brenda and I went to Lazy Susan’s last night for crabs and local corn on the cob. We left happy.
What a beautiful kick-off for the 2012 season at Rehoboth Beach! Blue skies, temps in the 80s, nice breeze. Perfect for loafing. This was taken from atop the Green Turtle where Brenda and I enjoyed a couple adult beverages. As you can see, the beach was packed. I don’t remember it being so full of people last year. But then, I don’t remember much. Brenda and I rode our bikes to the beach, and we had a great day doing nothing. Glorious.
As always, click a pic to embiggen.
Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day. It started as a day to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers. Now, it’s a day to remember all fallen soldiers, and of course, a day for mattress blow-out sales.
I gave up coffee for Lent. And Easter marks the end of Lent (in the Ron liturgical calendar). Yay! Actually, it’s been 63 days instead of the usual 40. I had a head start. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (the day after Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras). But a couple weeks before then as I was alone at the beach and preparing my 2nd pot of the day, I decided that I was perhaps drinking too much coffee. So now it’s time time to jump off the wagon, or is it jump on the wagon? Something about a wagon.
In America, Easter is kind of a mashup of the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion, and a Northern European/Germanic celebration of a spring-like fertility goddess or perhaps a goddess of the rising sun, involving rabbits and decorated eggs. Easter is a “movable feast” meaning it is not fixed to the calendar. It is celebrated the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the northern hemisphere’s vernal equinox (spring).
Anyway, I’ll have another cup of coffee to wash down some of Brenda’s Deviled eggs! Hope you all have a great Easter!
Wow! What a gorgeous day! Frannie & I finally got down to the beach about 4:30 in the afternoon. There were quite a few people still hanging out on the beach – more than I’d normally see in the summer at 4:30. The picture above was taken as Frannie & I walked toward the beach from Maryland Ave. The shadow is the Boardwalk Plaza hotel.
Even at 4:30 it was in the high 70′s and there were plenty of of kids swimming in the warm water.
Most of the people were clustered around Rehoboth Ave. This picture is up the beach in the other direction toward the north where there were fewer people, and several kites…that look much tinier in this picture than I remember.