Thursday, July 22, 2010

Loving Salem

It's not always easy to do, to love your hometown. When you know it inside and out and can see all its flaws its often easier to criticize and complain than it is to love. Last night, though, was one of those nights that reminded me of my great love for this quirky little place.

I met with two retired coworkers/mentors for happy hour at the Wild Pear. We sat outside, enjoying the fine weather, catching up on our summer escapades, and just enjoying each other's company. Then we wandered over to Venti's for a glass of local cider and two of us stayed and ended up spending hours sitting on the sidewalk, talking, meeting people that I'd seen around town but never talked to, people watching, and enjoying summer.

We split up around 9, but I still wasn't quite ready to go home because the weather was so perfect for walking around, so I ended up stopping by Clockworks for a little bit of the open mic night and heard some GREAT guitar music.

Then, as I wandered along the streets, I ran into some acquaintances sitting outside at Brown's Towne who asked me to sit down and quickly moved from acquaintances to friends.

I finally wandered home around 11:30 and fell into bed. Happy.


KandN said...

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful evening! I never fail to be surprised when I run into someone who says, "I rarely go downtown." But then Fran will remind me that it wasn't that long ago I might have said the same thing.

joyq said...

What a great reminder to GET OUT and commit to being apart of this great comunity- great post!

The Mulligan Family said...

That sounds like the PERFECT evening! Glad you had such an enjoyable time.

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