Yes, Memorial Day is supposed to be about remembering our fallen military heroes, but for most of us, it is also very much about the kick-off of summer. That is especially true for those of us connected to the school systems. My husband works a half-day on Friday and then is off for the summer, as are all my kids. My older boy, the one in grad school, is off on a six-week European holiday (he lived in Europe his junior year of college, is fluent in German & has numerous friends over there, so he won't be paying hotel fees, at least, not much).
The rest of our family doesn't have $$ for big travel plans, but I am hoping we can reward ourselves with mini-vacations throughout the season. I am eager to explore some of the state parks, for example.
It's going to be really hot here on Saturday (95 degrees), so I am thinking I might hit one of the public pools.