It's Summer Time!
June 4, 2015 | Ashley Brosnahan
Ok It’s June the 4thand it is freezing outside.  Well not exactly freezing like it was this winter but it should not be this cold!  I know Summer doesn’t officially start for a couple of weeks, but come on people it should be warm enough to put on some shorts and flip flops!  Anyway as I rant on about the weather I know everyone else is excited to get outside and enjoy the days to come.  It is that time of year.  Everyone who lives here has a love hate relationship with the Summer.  They love the warm weather and fun times that we spend outside, but hate the mass invasion of out of town guest that arrive.   I think this year will be a real test to see how many people our little towns can actually hold!
The route 26 widening project has been a complete nightmare for those of us who live and work here.  What usually takes a couple of minutes in the car took two to three times the amount of time.  With the two bridges down it was a task to just get from point a to point b.  I know that the guys worked hard through the winter to improve the traffic flow but now route 26 is a cluster of massive pot holes and orange barrels.  Now that they have the road open I don’t know what was better….    I hope that our out of town guest will realize that this is a work in progress and in the end we will have a better route from 113 to the beach.  For now though ugh I don’t know.
As the sleepy little beach towns of Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island come alive for the summer I just wanted to remind everyone that life here moves at a slower pace.  Residents of the Beach are used to this but a lot of our guest are not.  You are coming here on vacation to unwind.  Relax and bury your toes in the sand.  I know that most of my friends who work in the service industry here see tempers flare all the time.  A five minute wait to get your bagel and cream cheese in the morning should not result in a verbal lashing!  I know no one likes standing in line but with so many guest around you are going to have to wait.   They call it slower lower for a reason.  The reason is we enjoy a slower more relaxed pace of life.  Don’t let the little things get under your skin.
Now that my ranting is over lets talk about the good things that are coming to the beach this summer!  There are a ton of them.  As always the Bethany Beach Bandstand will have its nightly performances.  It is a great way to spend an evening, whether it be listing to a band or watching some magic performance.  The Bethany Fenwick chamber of commerce is bringing back the movies on the beach in Fenwick Island this year, and they have a great line up of movies.  If you haven’t done this you need to.  It is a great evening to go up to the beach and enjoy a movie under the stars!  The Freeman stage I think has outdone itself this year by lining up great performers like Hall and Oates, The Beach Boys and the Wailers.  If you haven’t already gotten your tickets to a performance you better get on the ball!  One other thing that you should check out as well are the Farmers Markets that pop up weekly in Bethany Beach.  It is a great place to stock up for the week on freshly grown local fruits and veggies!
All in all I think summer 2015 is going to be a great summer.  Don’t let the little things get you down.  The beach is open and its time to relax.  I hope that you all have something fantastic planned here in the Delaware Beaches.  Have a great Day!
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