Last Sunday it was a beautiful sunny day, and we decided to drive about 25 minutes to New Castle Common and take our lunch.
We found out quickly we weren’t the only ones who had the same idea. The Common was a busy place with a steady stream of cars going around the circular drive looking for a parking space.
The beach was starting to fill up with families wanting to enjoy the sand and water. Children were swinging and climbing on the playground. Families were setting up for lunches and reunions in the covered pavilions. One family had found a quiet spot to have their religious service before they ate their lunch.
New Castle draws people – grounds that are meticulously maintained, great views, beach access, playground, picnic tables, bath house – what’s not to like. And, we paid a $2 entrance fee!
We got lucky and found a picnic table available down near the water’s edge. We ate our lunch and read while enjoying the views of the lighthouses and passing sailboats.
We went home refreshed because sometimes a simple picnic in a wonderful place can make a day special.