Memorial Day will always be associated with Florida’s intercoastal for us. As kids, we piled into the car and headed to Mimi’s house on the shore, excited for what we knew would be a special day. There, we were always greeted with a big spread of delicious food and a whole lot of family. Our grandparents, aunts and uncles, and great-grandparents welcomed us with big hugs and smiles. And, of course, it’s hard not to think of all the blue hues on Memorial Day: the big blue sky, telling us it’s almost summer; the sparkling blue of the intercoastal, inviting us into the warm, clear water. We happily took it all in as we set out in the boat headed to Merritt Island, wishing time would slow down so this day would last forever.