Here we are on a cold February day at the Jersey Shore, but the end of winter is near. So, what's the first thing you want to do when the weather breaks?

It's hard to picture it being warm enough to those spring things right now, but for me, I just want to be able to sit on the deck in my backyard, light a cigar and feel some warm sun on me.

Of course I also want to get back to the beach and boardwalk, and I hope our favorite one's will be ready for a visit soon, if they aren't already. This is going to be a special spring and summer at the beaches and boardwalks. I'm sure none of us will view them the same way again or ever take them for granted.

Maybe it's as simple as a walk around your neighborhood, or opening a window, or walking out of the house without a coat on. Sometimes it's the little things that help us say a big goodbye to winter.