We woke up on Independence Day to find the salt pond aglow, the promise of a perfect day on Bethany Beach.
We had Umbrella Row set up by 10 AM. Sister-in-law Kathy, a CEO, doesn't have a lot of leisure time, so she knows how to make the most of it.
After a day at the beach and perhaps a taste of Myers black rum, the McShane brothers decided to kick back on the deck for a while.
We had dinner at a new bistro in Ocean View called The Cafe on 26. As the birthday boy, I was treated to beef bourguignon and a healthy tumbler of The Macallan single malt. Then we settled back on the deck for the fireworks--the salt pond was aglow for a second time.