Jenny Weekend, 2009. What, you may ask, is Jenny weekend? It's a weekend for the friends of Jenny Chang to honor her memory and celebrate the wonderful, but short life that touched so many of us. A big part of Jenny's legacy was her amazing ability to find the best people around her and instantly connect with them. We often say that Jenny collected friends--and it was an honor to be part of that collection, especially when you meet the other amazing people she picked up along her journey!
While she was alive, Jenny helped to organize gatherings and parties that brought together these diverse collections of people. We all loved meeting each other so much that we have decided to continue to gather every year around her birthday. This year was the 4th annual event, and 6 of us gathered in Dewey Beach, Delaware.
Unfortunately for us, Delaware happened to be finishing its date with the remnants of Hurricane Ida when we arrived. The main road through town was closed due to flooding--but the good news was it was closed 1 block based the beach house we had rented!
(and yeah, that's me in the rearview mirror there!)
It was a very short weekend, and with the rainy weather we didn't really spend time at the beach. However, another of Jenny's talents was bargain shopping, so it seemed fitting to spend much of Saturday at the outlet malls (tax free in Delaware!). I had forgotten the shoes I planned to wear to dinner that night, so I was obliged to pick up these:
Cute, AND they're Dr. Scholls, so they're actually pretty comfy. :-)
We then had a fabulous dinner in Rehoboth Beach at Eden Restaurant. Delicious, definitely would recommend it to anyone headed that way.
Sunday morning before heading out we wandered over to the beach to check it out. The sun didn't come out until after we got in the car, but the rain had stopped, at least! There were quite a few people out, including 2 surfers trying (without much luck) to catch these waves:
And then we all headed home amidst discussion about where to have next year's Jenny weekend. No clue yet where we'll head, but there will definitely be good times and good company, just the way Jenny would have wanted it.