Magical thinking. Don't judge us. It's also creative thinking.
Big Tancook Island is a six-mile ferry ride from Chester where you can buy groceries. I point out to Tom that we don't like to buy groceries from the Harmon's three minutes from our house. So we look to see what groceries you can buy online in eastern Canada.
People, you never have to leave your house again! You can buy ice cream online! The magic of modern day living! It takes my breath away. Of course, I didn't go to check-out to see what the mailing cost of these foodstuffs would be.
We did, however order a dozen S-pastries from the Jaarsma Bakery (Dutch) in Pella Iowa. Net cost: $4.00 a piece when you include shipping. They are to die for. Lovely almond paste inside a flaky exterior. This is so much cheaper than actually driving to Pella, which takes 16 hours and 2 minutes from Salt Lake City.
Chester has a summer theater and all kinds of lovely shops. I'm thinking of a yarn shop with mullioned windows. Chester is an upscale mullioned kind of place.
Big Tancook Island's population is 125 year around. Lobster fishermen. They have the last one-room school house in Nova Scotia. When the summer people come, it gains another hundred people. And of course, lots of daily visitors. Carolyn's restaurant is open all summer along with her craft shop.
|In our dreams, this is our house.|