I've been staying here in Gloucester for just over 2 weeks now.
As Mr. Cook has said many times, things are different here. The city does not seem as tightly-wound as Newburyport, although it is not as pretty, in the conventional sense. I like the perceived (by me) atmosphere of hard-working people trying to make a go of things in what have been tough times for some while now.
I had to drive all over the place to find a gas station that was open at 5:30 p.m., which was kind of trippy.
But now I know where it is ....
I have not gone down to the water yet - it's far more accessible here - but now that it's balmy outside, I may drive on over. My downfall will be the McDonald's that is just around the corner, and of course the tub of Quality Street (English candies) on the dining room table.
My 80 y.o. mom is in a rehab facility here in town, not even a mile from her home. We are hoping she will be home for Christmas. That's not exactly the reason I found myself here in Gloucester, but it's good enough for now.
(Set proper boundaries, people.)
I hope that I'll still be reporting on Newburyport, as I have been, and etc., etc., etc.
2 weeks ago