Hot day. Shady picnic table in a grassy area under an ancient sprawling red maple tree. Ocean breeze. Pretty view. Life is good.
There aren't a whole lot of places where you'll find this combination. Most beachy areas near the Boston are mainly sand and sun ... people I know don't like Salem Willows ... and maybe it's not what it was in it's "hey day" but I'm not old enough to remember that ... I'm old enough to remember the long-gone tilt-a-whirl and bumper cars ... but things change. Nonetheless the Willows still is (or mabye once again?) is quite the treasure.
Guess where I went late yesterday afternoon? We packed a picnic, bought lime rickeys at Cindy's Planet and brought popcorn home to enjoy while watching the Celtics on TV.