While we’re anxious for any opportunity for a three-day weekend we can get, because it is Veteran’s Day on Friday and we’re manufacturing new veterans every day, this excitement is somewhat tempered.
But a walk on the beach suits many moods, contemplative or not. Helpfully and fittingly both the Maryland and Virginia sections of the National Seashore will join other national parks in waiving the normal entrance fees. It will not be swimming weather, clearly, but a nice peaceful walk on the beach – either alone or surrounded by friends or family – could be just the thing. The National Seashore is the perfect venue for this as it’s largely unspoiled terrain – you can have as much or as little privacy as necessary.
Even if you stop in for a picnic lunch, the horses and then scenery and the waves will be there. The entire weekend’s entry fees are covered, but other services or facilities the park provides that normally carry a charge such as tours, camping and reservations will still cost the same.
On Saturday the OC Rec Boosters are hosting the Swing for Youth Golf Open at Eagle’s Landing. At $125 a pop you get breakfast, lunch, dinner, green fees, mulligans and raffle tickets. All proceeds go to support youth programs. There will be several contests. Breakfast is served at 8:30 and the tournament is a shotgun start at 10. Only the first 25 teams are eligible for prizes so check it out soon. This event was rescheduled for this weekend due to inclement weather. This weekend’s weather looks more favorable so a good event and a good turnout are expected.
The final event of this year’s Pink Ribbon Classic will be a late night scrapbooking event, “Cropping out Cancer” held at the Clarion from 7 a.m. Nov. 11 until 2 a.m. on November 12. That’s early Saturday not early Sunday – not to be condescending but it’s a mistake this humble writer makes all too often and my conscious would not allow me the extra hour of sleep when the clocks change had I not mentioned it. For a $40 fee participants get access to a number of scrapbooking tools. A 50-50 raffle and auctions will also be held. I mentioned this previously but totally understand if you don’t hang on my every word.
Ultimately, the decision on how to spend the weekend is yours. Ocean City is allowing you to have it your way. Assateague Island is opening its doors wide, like other National Parks all around the country, and there are still many options for food and drink around the resort.