For years it has been a tradition to visit Rehoboth Beach during Memorial Day weekend. Everyone has Monday off and if you leave Friday after work you get a decent amount of time at the beach. The weather is generally good with things not yet hot but the water is to cold to splash in. Even with my early dismissal Nancy and I didn’t get to the beach house till almost 8pm that night. No matter how long it takes I like arriving on Friday and waking up there on Saturday morning.
Saturday started as a typical lazy day. Coffee and the Post on the patio with the family enjoying the weather before things get hot. Just after breakfast Matt arrived and before long we where headed down to the beach for some sun. Everyone else was happy to sunbath but I was quite content sitting under the umbrella. Unfortunately for everyone else there was a lot of cloud cover. Honestly it help keep the temperatures down which was nice. Never once did we get in the water but it was nice just hanging out and relaxing at the beach.
After the beach we cleaned up and got down to some serious business….beer. Off to Revelation Craft Brewing to see how things have been progressing. The last time we visited they had just opened. This time they certainly got their shit squared away. They had a legit outdoor seating area for one. Even a staged area for a food truck which was really nice since they don’t serve food. As for the beer just as good and creative as the first time we visited. This time with a much larger crowd of happy beer drinkers.
That afternoon while sitting on the deck waiting for dinner we did something truly remarkable. We cut my hair. Anyone that knows me over the last few years I have been growing my hair out. By the time we cut it this weekend it was longer then Nancy’s, a good 12” if not longer. So while smoking cigars and drinking some local beer we got the idea to cut my hair. I have needed a hair cut for so long so I was in. Everyone was shocked as Nancy put my hair into a pony tail and chopped it off. With that finally taken care of I completed my cigar and we had a great dinner that night.
The next day we headed back to the beach for some more relaxing. Again the clouds provided cover with good temps which I was happy about. As an added bonus I found the Indy 500 audio stream so listen to. This was Fernando Alonso’s first time in Indy and it was a spectacular show. Earlier in the morning Formula 1 raced at Monaco which Jenson Button filling in for the absent Alanso. Unfortunately Alanso’s Honda engine had troubles again and he DNF. Still a great race and how Memorial Day weekend is supposed to be spent. On the beach listening to the Indy 500.
Off again for more beer after the beach. This time we hit the new Dogfish Head Craft Brewing & Eats. This new facility has been a long time coming and their official opening was this weekend. While the building is larger it doesn’t appear to hold any more people then the old spot which is disappointing. It took probably 20 minutes to get a table and the bar was constantly smashed. One new feature of this place is the addition of the a stage. The setup is a classic theater setup with a big dance floor, the bar at the back and what could be a VIP second floor. The food menu has also been updated with many additions including some great pizza’s. The food is worth checking out to help wash all the beer down.
Coming home wasn’t nearly as bad as going which was a nice win. Trips to the beach are never long enough but I was happy to get out to official start summer. Might have less opportunity to visit in the near future so this trip was bittersweet. I was just glad I was able to get in some quality beach time and see the new Dogfish finally open its doors to the public.