Every year on Memorial Day, Steve wakes the family up by playing James McMurtry's song "Memorial Day" on the stereo.
It's Memorial Day in America
Everybody's on the road
Let's remember our fallen heroes
Y'all be sure and drive slow.
Memorial Day is one of my favorite days because it signals the beginning of summer.
Empty towers have been out for several weeks, but today lifeguards are on duty to watch over the hoards of people escaping the inland heat.
Cyclists, walkers and runners are greeted by flags along the promenade to remind us why this day is special.
Families enjoy time together playing on the beach, building sand castles and splashing in the waves.
Surfers are out in droves searching for the perfect wave at The Point.
Sailors take to the sparkling sea heading to the islands
which are just barely visible from the estuary.
A friend snapped a picture on her iPhone while we were out on our morning walk.
We took a leisurely bike ride along the promenade.
And now we will somewhat follow James McMurtry's advice - we're headed to the beach and we will walk slow.
Happy Memorial Day
How did you spend your day?