Well, the weather didn’t cooperate this weekend. Far from it. Another lost market day from unbelievably windy and wet weather. Now that we are business owners, we can’t help but look at most things with that lens. An empty beach on Memorial Day weekend means that the state parks and the towns surrounding it aren’t earning revenue on one of the busiest weekends of the year.
The weather on Sunday was deceiving. The rain had passed and the sun emerged, but the wind was wild enough to make spending any amount of time outside unpleasant. The girls insisted we go to the beach anyway despite our warnings that it might be too windy. We got there and lasted all of 10 minutes, quickly understanding why the beach was completely empty; the wind was tossing sand and broken sea shells bits against our skin. The girls offered to pay us back the $10 parking lot entrance to the beach, each offering up $5 from their piggy banks since it was at their insistence that we come. We told them that it wasn’t a waste, explaining that the state parks needed the money since they were most likely losing money that day.
The weekend was salvaged by a beautiful day on Monday, but let’s hope that June (June! Already!) brings us better luck. Hope your start to the summer was grand.