It’s Labor Day weekend, the unofficial end of summer. Tonight, there will be a mass exodus of the barrier islands; the Parkway will be clogged with bumper to bumper cars. Many of which will be packed to the brim with the “no-longer-needed” summer essentials; beach chairs, towels, boogie boards. Bicycles will be strapped to the roofs and tail gates of vehicles. All returning to the mainland, readying for return to school and jobs.
Come Tuesday morning, we will have our beaches and roadways back, devoid of any trace of “bennies”. The tourist attractions, boardwalks and specialty shops, will remain locked during the week and open their doors only on the weekends. It will be quiet and calming, it will be lovely. The locals will be rejoicing in the streets!
Taking advantage of these last few hours and feeling much like tourists, B and I took a walk around the shops on the island. “Business hours are subject to surf conditions”.