Westport 7/4/09

The second visitor presented an interesting contrast-a woman, also thirtyish, who lived in Montreal and was heading south, not north. And instead of hiking, she was interested in architecture. Plus, she already had ice cream (looked like mint-chocolate chip), which she was enjoying as I traced out a route that would take her to the Library, past our beautiful Victorians, and up to the Fairgrounds and the Depot. As she walked happily off, I wondered if she would finish that dripping cone before she got to the Library.

So enjoy this Fourth of July weekend. Give your change to the firefighters, gasp at the fireworks on Friday night, pick up some candy at the parade on Saturday at noon, and partake of the afternoon and evening festivities afterward in Lee Park. Don't forget the Library Book Sale next weekend, "Round and Round the Garden" at the Depot Theatre July 3-12, and the Idol Contest at the Whallonsburg Grange on July 10, 17, and 18. And remember how lucky we are to live in a place where people come to get away from it all.

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