Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The 'horror' of paid parking, Gloucester style

I went shopping in downtown Gloucester today - and horrors! I had to pay 50 cents to park for an hour (which is exactly how much time I took shopping).

Actually, I had to problem w/putting my 2 quarters in the meter and then bustling off to support two local businesses by making purchases.

Gloucester is kind of how Newburyport was when I moved there - lots of little artsy shops with one-of-a-kind items and two neat indie bookstores I discovered.

Hey, I guess Newburyport still has all that!


Tom Salemi said...

What! Why not drive to Newburyport where the parking is free!?


Gillian Swart said...

hee hee

macsurf said...

But Gloucester has SO much more authentic charm and character that "Stepfordport", LOL

Gillian Swart said...

I have to confess, part of the charm was when I went into Tedeschi (in sweats) to buy cigs and some random man was "making eyes" at me at the cash register.

"Hello," I say, "hello."

Then again ... He was probably on drugs. That's a big problem here.