Opening weekend followed opening day with better than expected business but coming in at third overall. It was a cool weekend but a sunny Sunday with moderate winds overall and mild temperatures into the 50Â°s. The thing that always makes me love the opening weekend is the customers. I don't always know everyone's name. But it seems I recognize everyone, at least. And that makes it feel like family. Our father, Billy, was always tuned in on that aspect as well. In fact, he was under the weather at last year's opening and couldn't come down to the Cove. So, to get him back in the mix, I was taking pictures of different groups, individuals and families (who I know he would have loved to have seen) and texting them to him at home. So it seemed like family weekend. And it went off without a hitch. No complaints. Thank you so much for being a part of it.
Yesterday was the first day after opening weekend. We expected it to be slow and, in fact, it was slower than expected. But the weather forecast was not good. And weather forecasting hurts us more than the weather itself. I have always felt that in this day and age the weather forecasters tend to compete with the media and hype things up more toward the dramatic. I would like to tell them that it's not about them. It's about us, the businesses around New England that rely on the truth. Weekend forecasts are the worst. It's as if the good guys take the weekend off leaving the minions to take over. They never seem to get it quite right. That is my rant for the day.