Memorial Day weekend: The real beginning of summer.
The first official day of summer is the Summer Solstice (June 20th this year) according to scientists and calendars, but everyone else knows that summer begins Memorial Day weekend. Schools are getting out, it’s a long weekend and the weather is heating up. Parades, BBQ’s and parties all weekend long. Memorial Day weekend has come to symbolize that we are a summer-loving, fun time country. It’s a time to reflect on our freedoms given by troops, and to enjoy being with family and friends. One way I love to do this is by sitting around a fire pit in the backyard.
Backyards and summertime go together like warm days and ice cream, so to me having a backyard fire pit is like adding sprinkles on top to the summer days and nights. Summer can be the busiest time of the year, but also the most relaxing. The kids are out of school, vacations are underway and the days go by too fast. Relaxing in the backyard is a great way to slow the time down and enjoy it. We all have good memories of sitting around a fire pit roasting marshmallows and hot dogs, telling ghost stories and camping in the backyard in a tent. So this Memorial Day, kick off summer right by roasting a hot dog on the wood burning fire pit, enjoying the parades, and preparing for many more days just like it. After all, Memorial Day is the Official Unofficial beginning of summer.