Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!!

This weekend is a holiday here in the USA known as Memorial Day. Or more accurately, Monday is Memorial Day, making it a three day holiday weekend for many folks. 

For those of you that do not live in the USA, "Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces." (Source Wikipedia)

For me, Memorial Day Weekend usually marks the time of year when the weather finally begins warming up and begins to feel more and more like summer each passing day... Even though it isn't officially summertime here in North America until June 21st. Today
the weather was 66 degrees Fahrenheit (or 18.9 degrees Celsius) with a real feel of 72 degrees Fahrenheit (or 22.2 degrees Celsius).

Today, my hubby and I spent a few hours at a local beach here in Carpinteria called Jelly Bowl Beach. We enjoyed our time spent at the beach along with many other beach goers who also seemed to be enjoying their time spent sunbathing, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, and so on.

Usually, the two of us enjoy taking a walk on the beach and spending time looking at the tide pools during low tide, but not today. Instead, my hubby and I enjoyed kicking back in our beach chairs and hanging out together. During our stay at the beach, I read 30 pages of The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean, while my hubby listened to podcasts.

I actually enjoy reading at the beach, although it isn't something I do all that often. Where do you like to read most?

What are you reading this holiday weekend?? Tell me about what you're reading!


  1. Most times I love to read in bed... I know that sounds cliche, but really it's nice, comfy and just the place, because when I'm sleepy enough, I can put in the bookmark, place my book on the floor and turn out the light and go to sleep. There's no relocation to be had.

    Or if I really want to cool off - and not warm up - there's my car port. I don't own a car, so, I set up my deck chair, a table and pick myself up some Hanks Root Beer and the cordless phone and get in some serious reading while the nice cool, Summer breezes waft through the car port for the afternoon... not a bad thing to get into in the afternoon. Oh.. I also have my camera on hand just in case I happen to see a lizard or a bird wander in to join me in my cooling off afternoon of reading. :D

    1. I wish I could read in bed. It use to be one of my favorite places to read too. We have don't have a headboard to prop against and read books in bed. My hubby opted for buying a different style bedroom set that isn't geared for reading in bed! Next we pick out a bedroom set, rest assured I'll be making sure it has a head board!