Monday, May 27, 2013

It's Memorial Day in America

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?

12 comments:

Vicky Hunt said...

What a beautiful day on a beautiful beach...:) I spent my day on the water as well and just finished posting about it...:) Love the photo of you and your hubby and dog! It's great....what a lovely couple you two are...:) Happy Memorial Day friend!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Stacy said...

I love the American flags on display along the promenade! I am glad you are having such a good day! We are battling colds and the rainy day blues here.

beachcomber said...

it looks like everyones really enjoying the beach weather!
it's great to see your beautiful part of the world.
x

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Happy Memorial Day!! Love the pics!!

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like a beautiful day! Happy Memorial Day!

Debby said...

I bet it is nice to see the beach comeve. Living so close has to be nice. I love your picture.
We had a busy but fun week-end. I posted about it. A little different for sure.
Have a good week.

Patty said...

It rained here in Indiana. But it was pretty enough for Dan to golf earlier in the day. I have been playing with my new toy. A silhouette cutting machine. I am thinking of your retirement. How exciting for you. I may quit this summer. We'll see.

My Garden Diaries said...

Happy Memorial Day friend! Looks like a beautiful day on the beach!!! WOW your pictures are gorgeous! The blues are just amazing! Here is to a great summer!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Amazing pictures! When you said "escaping the inland heat" I had to laugh as it's not even warm in Britany yet, I don't know what's happening this year!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Lucky you to live at the beach! Glad to see and hear that you had a wonderful Memorial day as well!

Down by the sea said...

Wonderful to see images of your beach and everyone out enjoyed it. That a lovely photo of you and Steve, how is his back?
Sarah x

karen@somewhatquirky said...

All that beach to conquer and retirement just around the corner....you're a lucky dog!