Digga, I feel as if we are often one step behind the other. We chose to do our distancing at Crane Beach yesterday. Great call by the Trustees drop entrance fees and keep the estate grounds open. I heard the Codman estate in Lincoln is doing the same. At least someone is making sensible decisions for others currently. We are choosing to get out early with the kids when it is much more quiet. We had a nice hike in the Fells on Saturday.
We noticed Great Marsh Brewing Company. My immediate thought was that it’s an unfortunate time to open a new operation like that. I look forward to trying it in the future however. We almost stopped at Woodman’s, but we’ve got plenty of food at home and are just shutting that down for now.
As much as all of us here love and support restaurants. I do feel the governor has made the correct and responsible decision in closing bars and taking restaurants to take out only. It breaks my heart as I know many will reopen. We had not eaten out since last Friday (seems like months ago), and went out with a last hurrah omakase at Cafe Sushi. We purchased a gift card when we left there, and at many local places. We will be back.
I’m a bit paranoid on my best days, so needless to say this entire situation has been difficult. I am still sorting my feelings on doing take out dining in the short term. I think we may do a bit from local places we trust and wish to support, but I’m honestly not sure. I’d be interested to hear all of your thoughts.
For all of you concerned about keeping your cupboards stocked, I hope we can share tips here as well. I personally can’t cram into stores with other people who still can’t seem to treat each other kindly despite this situation. I have found that while the Costcos and Whole Foods of the world are crammed, smaller markets and bodegas have most of what we need with much smaller crowds, even if we need to be a flexible. It’s a bit harder to get a delivery window via Amazon Prime Now, but we have managed to get enough to feel good about our supplies for now.
Perhaps we can break this discussion out into a separate thread. separate from the Great Marsh Brewing Company thread?