I showed up at Crystal Beach this morning before the booth even opened on its opening weekend with my dog TJ. Marsha was there setting up. She has worked at the beach for many years and this will be her last, she says.
I had to wait a little bit while they set up the new card reader. Formerly they only accepted cash. For security sake they will not be accepting cash anymore. The town ran an electric line from the building at Crystal Beach to the booth that greets cars as they pull in a couple of months ago.
Now all transactions will be check or charge. Marsha finally got the machine up and running and ran my card. I was the second customer of the day. I got a season pass for myself and one for my fiancee. The weather could not have been nicer for a day at the beach. It is Memorial Day Weekend. Hallelujah.