This past Monday was Memorial Day. Over the weekend I discovered that all of my friends, including my lovely wife, had plans for the day. Being the extrovert that I am, I was pretty disappointed at the thought of spending the holiday alone. On Sunday evening I called my best friend and former college roommate who lives just north of Boston to see what his plans were for the day. (We have the privilege of still being very close friends and living close to one another.) Once I talked to CJ and found out that he had no plans as well, we decided to take a short road trip up to York, ME for the day to hang out.
This year’s Memorial Day in New England was gorgeous. It was sunny and fairly warm. It was nice enough that we took our time driving up to Maine. It was a great day to roll down the windows and put the sunroof back. Once we made the hour or so drive, we found the perfect spot on the beach. As you’ll see in the pictures below, the water was a beautiful green color. The water was also a warm 57° (warm by New England standards. That is still a bit cold to me). Surprisingly, the beach was not overly crowded. We had a blast standing ankle to knee deep in the water throwing the baseball around. We had a great time, enjoying the sun and relaxing. We also sat on the beach for a while submitting our own creative solutions which would solve all of the world’s problems, as is our typical fashion. Later that afternoon, we drove over to Nubble Light, which is one of the most photographed lighthouses in America (pictured below). It was a great day to sit on a rock and ponder the vastness of the ocean, the beauty of creation of the smallness of man in relation to all that is around us. It was a good Memorial Day and a good time for CJ and I to hang out.