9:19 A.M: “I didn’t even know it was the first day of summer,” said Megan Davis, of Fair Haven, picking up her daughter at camp in Little Silver.

This is what you get when you go Sol Searching and, encountering willing and eager locals, ask them to “jump like you’re nine years old and just got out of school for the summer.”

(More photos, by Trish Russoniello, below. Click to enlarge. Jump to feel young.)

8:50 a.m.: “I love summer. It’s my favorite time of year,” said Michele Carrano, who we found watering her lawn.

9:05 a.m.: Elizabeth Herrmann and son Nick Herrmann, of Toms River, at the Little Silver station en route to today’s Yankees-Braves game.

9:10 a.m.: Jack Henrickson of Tinton Falls, coming off knee surgery, couldn’t jump. But his wife, Phyllis, could hardly stop once she got going.

9:26 a.m.: First a walk, then a jump, then it’s time to head to the beach, said John Getze, near his home on Seven Bridges Road in Little Silver.

Today, redbankgreen engages in a bit of Sol Searching as we chase the sun across the Green on the longest – thanks to the Summer Solstice – and, by coincidence, so-far-hottest day of the year. Please check in regularly to see where we’ve been. Suggestions? Send ’em here, please.