We’ve been back in Brooklyn all week, but I think my fondest memory of our week away was the evening we stumbled upon a boat race, quite accidentally, on one of our evening walks. The normally quiet town beach was littered with people, drinks and chairs. It’ll come as no surprise that Mia made friends right away – she has a knack for walking straight up to strangers and striking up a conversation, something that the rest of us in the family aren’t inclined to do. But when the boats started coming into the finish line one after another, 20 or so in a line, we all cheered together. Turns out that this is a weekly event…just because. It was nice to spend some time getting to know the local town people who lived there year round. Lucky folks.