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New Yorkers Share Their Summer Regrets As The Unofficial End To The Season Arrives

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Labor Day Weekend is considered the unofficial end of summer, for most people it’s the end of vacation, and for kids it’s time to go back to school.

As folks enjoyed themselves at Eisenhower Park on Long Island on Friday, CBS 2’s Alice Gainer asked them what they will regret as they see another summer go.

The beautiful weather had families and their children filling the park for shade and family time. Folks like the Frankels crammed in time at local amusement parks leaving them with one regret.

“We didn’t really go too far on our trips this year. Would have been nice to do that but hopefully we’ll plan an even bigger and better getaway,” Steven Frankel said.

The Frankels aren’t alone when it comes to wanting to go on more summer getaways.

“Travel. I didn’t get to travel this summer. I regret that,” Sharon Michalovich said.

Golfers took advantage of this summer’s cooler weather to pack the local driving ranges. Now, some regret that they won’t be able to practice their swings as much.

“This is the time. It’s an outdoor time. It’s just things settle down at work, you have to take a little time for yourself and just enjoy it,” Bob Gross said.

For the next generation a big regret is that school is starting up again, and it’s time to hit the books.

“I’m not exactly excited to go back to school either,” John Robert said.

Even a school trustee said that he regrets that the end of summer means the start of school.

“I’m not looking forward to it. I’m glad to see the kids getting back into it, but it’s a lot of work now that we’ve started with the new school year,” Joe Danenza said.

Danenza said that he’ll be on the driving range until school starts on Tuesday.

The good news is that this weekend is only the unofficial end of summer. On the calendar, fall doesn’t arrive until September 23.

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