An End of Summer Contest?  How About We Just Give You Something for the Heck of It?!

Shakespeare said that summer hath too short a lease. So true. It’s a favorite season of at least half of us bloggers. And we took full advantage of it– chalking up a bit of beach time, dining dockside, biking the boardwalk, eating Johnson’s Popcorn, gathering at 4th Street for a tea latte, protecting our aging skin with uber SPF’s and trying to preserve a little of it into fall—in memories, in photos.

So, we thought it would be a great idea to do a summer memory contest—photos, comments about your summer experiences. What were we thinking?
First of all, we thank you all for subscribing. We hear that most of you log on during busy workdays for a little break, a little laugh, a little diversion from the daily grind. You’re probably not going to haul your camera in to upload summer photos—what would your boss say?

So, as Tony Soprano would say, ‘fuggedaboutit.’ We’re giving you an end of summer contest anyway, without having to do anything but be a subscriber. And here’s the deal. As the calendar slips into fall on September 20th, we’ll try to keep it going just a bit longer—with an end of summer giveaway to keep your feet looking summer smooth and pretty long after the dog days have passed. If you’re a subscriber, you’re in. If not, what are you waiting for? Subscribe on the upper right hand corner of this page and then, you’re in too. We’ll announce the winner on the following day. 

And if you’d like to share any thoughts, simply add them by clicking on the word “comments” in red, below, and join in our stroll down summer’s memory lane….

So, what were we thinking? We were thinking that we’d like to hold onto things like:
-the tension melting from my muscles as I cross the 9th Street Bridge into Ocean City
-the meditative relaxation of listening to the surf, watching the timelessness of the surf coming in, going out, coming in, going out…….
-the warming, soothing feeling of the sun caressing my skin (with SPF protection, of course)
-Chrysa Smith

-these flip flops hanging on the line after my husband, Dave, washed them for my girls and me
-watching the Night in Venice boat parade in Ocean City with my girls after a full day of floating in the bay, kayaking and a dinner brought from home–all in the spot we’d carved out for ourselves early in the morning.
-biking at night with my husband and riding by the ocean to see the full moon reflecting off the water
-snagging two counter seats at Smith’s Clam Bar in Somers Point and reveling in the fabulous clam chowder and fried clam strips with an ice cold diet Coke to wash it all down.
-watching the hobie cat owners work mightily to get their crafts in the water, then enjoying the graceful, colorful gliding of the boats on the water.
-Mary Fran Bontempo