Passing the display of American flags at Southern Regional High School honoring those lost in Iraq and Afghanistan is always breathtakingly sad. There are presently 7030 flags there signifying each life lost. The reason we celebrate this Memorial Day - to remember those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
We started the weekend early in Barnegat. A brunch on Friday of Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese sandwiches on a roll. With some strawberries and homemade iced tea. Pork Roll is a Jersey thing and in our opinion delicious. We save our indulgence for weekends mostly. Here is my pork roll mandala. You have to put a cut in the slice or it will curl up like a cup and is harder to cook.
The skies were threatening on Friday, but we decided to take a ride to Great Bay Boulevard to look for birds and were rewarded for our effort with blue herons, egrets, and black-capped night-herons too. Not to mention the seagulls along the way. But no turtles yet.
On the way back we stopped at Stewart's and had carside service. I forgot to take a picture, but they have gone back to the trays that hook onto your car window so we can all be safe and keep a distance when ordering and eating in the car. My first root beer float of the season did not disappoint.
We socially distanced with some friends on Friday night and then headed back home early Saturday morning and just putzed around for a while.
Yesterday we took a ride to Delaware to see my daughter and family. We've all been adhering to social distancing and wearing masks out and the pediatricians of our grandkids have said that it's okay to see them as long as we've been limiting our contact outside of the home which we have. We've been doing facetime calls but really missed the in person aspect. We thought he might be frightened to see us in person, but he wasn't and warmed up very quickly. He is such a happy little guy and such a joy.
Yes, they do have a pool in the living room - it's a ball pool that came with a ton of soft plastic balls. It can go outside when the weather is warmer, but for now, it really keeps him busy. He loves just filling the box with the balls and then dumping them out......all over. He's chattering away now, and is very fast on his feet.
I'll post some of the art I've been working on a little later. Gotta get outside and do some much needed weeding to round out this 4-day weekend.