It wasn't that long ago that snow blowers and shovels were needed to make a path along the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk to clear away snow drifts from winter storms.
So what a relief it was when hundreds gathered just before dawn to watch the sunrise service for Easter Sunday 2014.
Even though it was windy, which made for a chilly start to the day, there were still between 500 and 600 people at the bandstand to witness the event put on annually by the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches.
But people adapted. They came wrapped in blankets or dressed in layers. Just like they had done for most of the last few months.
It'll only be another couple of months before music fills the bandstand during the summer. As our slide show demonstrates we are ready for spring.