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A beach adventure to celebrate summer solstice

by Naima Sanowar

in Kids,Lifestyle

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Manic Monday’s, but today is no ordinary Monday. It is the celebration of a major celestial event called  Summer Solstice…. “Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning “sun” + “to stand still.” As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.”  Today June 21st the start of summer and the longest day of the year.

Karate Boy ( who is officially on summer vacation) and I decided the only way to celebrate such an event as Summer Solstice, is to go on a beach adventure. I had an important meeting at 2 pm so it had to be a beach close by so we could have a fun, sunny adventure but also that I can be back for my meeting by 1.30pm.

At 10 am this morning, Karate boy and I embarked for Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn. Manhattan Beach is a residential neighborhood it  is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, by Sheepshead Bay on the north, and Brighton Beach to the west. It is  also known for being one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with some of the borough’s most expensive real estate.

It took us about 30 minutes from where we live, and their was a parking lot to park your car. What a glorious, sunny day to have this beach adventure with my little man. We built sand-castles, frolicked in the calm shallow waters ( forgetting his fear of getting eaten by a shark). Karate boy of course made many friends and was off playing with them. I was able to get some business calls done, it was a fabulous place to work, I did not complain. Tanned, sandy and drained, Karate boy was thanking me over and over for such a ” happy time” mummy.

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Giselle June 21, 2010 at 9:41 PM

I’m most definitely gonna visit this week.

Naima Sanowar June 22, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Perfect for little kids, no waves, very family oriented beach

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