Every memorial weekend it rains here. We get all excited planning our grand long weekend plans and then a big storm blows through and we end up looking out from inside the tent at the torrential down pour with shivering wet heads and shriveled up smores. Sounds like fun huh?!
Well, it truly is. Ha! We’ve come to learn that the best times are in the unexpected, and we embrace it! Rather than chasing other plans we just stick to our guns and let the rain come if it wants to.
Here’s 3 things we do every memorial weekend come rain or shine though…
We pick wild flowers to take to the cemetery in remembrance of our loved ones. This is a tradition that I’ve come to love. It’s a sweet reflection time for us as a family.
We take a little float trip down the river and then cookout hot dogs and roast smores over a bonfire. Any water activity will do but you must kick off the summer season by playing in the water over the long weekend. Sometimes it showers but I guess we are just used to that by now. We just expect it and let it make the day exciting.
We have a deep long discussion about war and sacrifice and all the servicemen as we remember and honor all that it cost for us to live so bountifully in America. My husband is so wise on this topic and I could listen for days about the history of America and the world in general actually.
Don’t forget your long weekend wear…