Memorial Day should always be spent on the water — but if you’re going to go to the beach and you are trying to park your car, you have to wake up at like 6 a.m. If you aren’t at the beach by 9:30, seriously, good luck getting a parking spot. Because of the construction on Coon Key Bridge, there was no way I was attempting making it out to The Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club, so public beachin’ it was the way to go. We made some last minute plans with friends to spend the morning at the beach and then cookout at our house. We opted for Turtle Beach for the day and not kidding — we got the LAST parking spot at 9:56 a.m.