Last night after an afternoon of green dotting I met Amy Fleming at her home in Natik, MA. I realized then, that it was the first time since I left Reno that I’ve firstly, talked to someone I know face to face, and secondly, had a long conversation! My voice is apparently getting rusty from dis-use and that’s coming from me who in my past life talked a ton, between teaching my violin students 30 hours a week and my extensive socializing. It felt really good…thank you Amy!
This morning I packed up my car and left my lovely loft apartment in Belchertown, MA and drove to RI for my next stay. I still have one or two days of MA green dots left in the lower southeast. I am sticking with my original plan since RI and southeast, MA are pretty close.
During RI green dots I am staying at an adorable cottage in Tiverton. Before I arrived at the cottage I took a nice long walk along Nanaquaket Road. I was originally following a sidewalk along the ocean and then ended up on this road with lovely homes that all had great front row seats to the water. I had to steal glimpses here and there when it was allowed me. It made me think of a comment that Deborah, my NH Airbnb host made a couple weeks ago. She said, (and I totally agree) that it would be great if houses were only allowed to be built on the other side of the road from the water -front. Think about how amazing it would be if this was the case along water everywhere! I have to add that in my personal green dot experience in the past month of being in coastal towns that I’ve always been disappointed in coastal green dot roads because of how little water I could actually see on the drive because of buildings and houses along the water. Walking is better since you can potentially see 5-10 minutes of water front but when driving those 5-10 minutes are reduced to 5-10 seconds. And as much as I would love to get out and walk when those opportunities come up, ironically, I don’t have time to stop because of how many roads need to be covered in the week. Total catch 22.