hello hello hello — wow i now live in the country. its amazing so far. i live in an area a block away from the chesapeake bay. i can see it from my backyard. when the day gets boring i walk to the beach, swim in the water, collect shells. its a beautiful existence so far.
they dont collect trash here. you either have to sign up for a service privately, or, bring it to the landfill. so we are composting/recycling/not creating much trash. i love it.
dug up my garden plot, planted some things. will post images of all this soon.
going home to NJ next week, bc my dad is having a minor surgery that is still majorly scary… so i will have nervous downtime in the hospital, next to my neurotic mother, to upload all my pics:)
speaking of minor, went to a minor minor league baseball game tonight. ryan won tickets from his office, who has front row season tickets. we went with another couple and their cutsie one year old, who was on the telepromptor—> [teletron? what are the big tvs called!?] the whole time:)) small towns are fun fun fun. lots of very smart very crazy ex-army men here who have lived all over the world. i heard about the ‘BEST RESTURANT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD’ today, from one of these guys. its in spain, about 5 miles from france. he sent his son there, and he spent $1600 for a party of 4. “Bc you only have one chance to eat somewhere like that.”
ahhh. i do suppose thats true.
he owns an antique shop that i am totally going to frequent. and i bought a barometer, canning jars, and a skillet.
AND!!!!!! there are lots of bridges here, bc the area is surrounded by water on a penisula. (we actually live right on the biggest estuary* in the world!!!– im going to learn lots of nautical things such as that! definition of an estuary below), and one of the main bridges has a big sign that welcomes you to the new town you are crossing into with a “God Bless Y’all Real Good”
love love love love love<3
*Estuaries are found on the coast where fresh water from a river or a bay mixes with the ocean. The largest estuary in the United States is the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay is fed freshwater from the thousands of miles of tributaries and rivers, while the saltwater is provided by the Atlantic Ocean. The mixing of fresh and salt water creates a unique environment, providing for a diverse ecosystem that creates habitat for countless numbers of plants and animals.