Saturday, August 6, 2011

Just Sayin'.

If there is a double-dip recession comin', I am not seeing it.
I am very excited to report that traffic is maddening, there are people everywhere, and bikes and mopeds abound.
And the residents of this Island couldn't be happier.
One way to enjoy traffic....

It only means one thing.
Ok, two things, lol.
1. People are travelling and spending their spare money.
2. The Secret Service People are already here, and we are hosting another Presidential Vacation.

And also, maybe there's a slow turn lane in front of Stop & Shop grocery store.

But really.
Sidekick Carol pointed out that the Euro is stronger, and therefore more domestic travel is on the plate for America this summer.
Personally, I think people are just throwing their hands up and vacationing because whatever... we are in this for the long-haul so we might as well enjoy ourselves along the road.

VH Grace Episcopal Church's Awesome Lobster Rolls
But mostly, we island residents are just happy people are here and spending.
When it comes right down to it, island residents purchase roughly, only 1/3 of the goods and services provided annually.

I do not care if I have to wait 10 minutes to get into Edgartown Proper.
I do not care if I have to play Bumper Car with my grocery cart in Cronig's to get through the aisles.
And I especially do not care if I have to wait in line at Waterside Market to order my lunch.

Waterside Market, VH
Because, dear readers, gas prices be damned, America is travelling. (And Waterside makes a killer Supreme Grilled Cheese sandwich - cheddar, provolone and swiss, with avacado, grilled tomato and onion!)
And people are vacationing.

And it's Standing Room Only at all the fancy restaurants.

In 60 days' time, the lines will dwindle and the roads will clear, and  2/3 of our annual spending on Martha's Vineyard will have occurred, thanks to our summer visitors.

So when you think of that little cup of Cappuchino waiting for you in Rome, don't.
There's an even better one waiting for you at Mocha Mott's, americano-style.

Have a good one. :)


  1. That grilled cheese sandwich from waterside sounds soooo good. You make me hungry everytime!!

    I live on an island which focuses on tourism instead and all you can do is deal with it until they leave.

    Have a good weekend!

  2. You just can't make a grilled cheese sandwich like that at home! I know it can be challenging living in a place that caters to tourists, but everyone is just glad tO have the income this year. We'll see how it goes if/when the Presidential Vacation begins.

  3. PS Have a great weekend also!