I’ve gone camping every Memorial Day weekend for my entire life. And I know from experience not to expect good weather. Often the end of May we get a cold, grey weekend with constant rain. I’ve spent many Memorial Day weekends huddled inside a tent, trying to keep warm and dry.
But once every seven years or so, we get a gorgeous Memorial Day weekend with sunny summer weather. This year was one of those. We all went swimming repeatedly, even though the deep river water was still icy cold. We went canoeing and sailing. We played bocce and frisbee and ZAP and sat by the campfire at night. We’ve returned tanned and tired, but finally – it feels like summer. And that’s a good feeling.