We were all saddened towards the end of December when we learned that our local fresh market was going out of business. The kids and I had made a tradition of stopping by there about once a week and buying huge apples, roasted peanuts, and cherry tomatoes. We would then walk down to the end of the boardwalk, find a place to sit, and have a picnic with our delicious treats. With the closing of the market, I mourned the end of an era.
But after a month of being closed, and some significant restructuring, they decided to give it another go! I couldn’t be more delighted. With temps in the mid 70’s today, I thought it would be a great opportunity to revive our old tradition. What I hadn’t anticipated was the 20 degree drop from the daycare to the seashore, so when we pulled up, it was actually quite chilly.
But we are a hardy bunch and decided to brave the temps anyways. We got to the store, chose out our apples, found a bag of peanuts, (there were no cherry tomatoes), paid for our treasures and headed to the pier. It’s been awhile since we have been there, the weather has just been too bitterly cold to try. And while I shivered through our picnic this evening, I could tell that the kids enjoyed it. We have one more day of nice weather before the cold and dreary returns. I’m so glad we got to take advantage of it. 🙂