UPDATED: Summer Birthday Dreaming...
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Making the Best of It
It looks like there is still hope. The snow emergency ends at 4 p.m., which means I'm digging out my car and then...digging out my parking spot. I have a feeling hitting the town on foot tonight is going to be my best bet. With this storm hopefully spewing less than expected, I think I'll strap on some boots and see what is open.
Good Old Fashioned Cooking
If you dare to leave your warm and toasty home, I say walk on over to the closest corner store, mine is Steve's Quality Market, and pick up some supplies for cookies or soup. What a great snow day activity. What are you doing on this snowy Wednesday?
Are You Up for a Trade?
Ok, who out there would like to trade birthdays? Mine is today, and it doesn't look so promising. I had the whole day planned, a whole non-snow day planned I should say. I don't even have my car, because it is buried behind the Salem Police Station in the snow emergency. I could walk to a few places in town if they decide to stay open with all this snow. Or, I could just stay inside and be grumpy on my birthday.
If my birthday was in May, I would take a morning stroll down Chestnut Street and across Botts Court, my favorite little street in Salem, to check out all the gorgeous trees in full bloom. I'd swing by The Old Spot for lunch and then have my first Rita's Italian Ice of the season. An evening outdoor BBQ would be a great cap to the day.
If my birthday was in July, I would ride my bike to Winter Island and spend the entire afternoon on the beach. I'd play skee-ball at the arcade in the Willows and pick up a bag of freshly popped popcorn on the mini boardwalk. In the evening, I'd go to a restaurant with a patio or deck, maybe Finz, and sip a fruity cocktail as the sun went down.
If my birthday was in October, I would stroll our streets in costume and make my way through town sampling all that the street vendors had to offer. I'd stop into Front Street Cafe for a mug of hot apple cider and then visit the Charter Street Cemetery as the leaves crunched underfoot. My day could be topped off by a lantern lit tour of Salem.
Who else is ready for spring?