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Another Incredible Day
Thursday, Jun 14, 2007 from Milton, Delaware
Yesterday was one of those days of the trip, just one of those best days. It was a long day! In addition to staying with Jeanie for five nights, John also really took me under his wing and offered his time to take me around town, introduce me to different folks, and it was great to get to know him closely in a few days. Check and John’s hair salon, Salon Milton.
The day started by heading to Deb’s. I heard about Deb’s place all week and impressive it was. She built an amazing studio for her glass blowing, which was built nearly of all green materials to be environmentally friendly. It was only a week or two ago that I was talking about glass blowing with someone else on the trip and wanting to see how it’s done. Her place is called The Studio on 24, so check it out. I was honored to pick a piece from the gallery and it will long live as one of the greatest gifts. In the words of John, Deb is one of the most generous and kind people he knows. It was an amazing start to the day.
I tried to squeeze in a small nap after seeing the gallery. The next plan on the trip was a tour of Dogfish Head brewery. It’s great beer, a company with great character, it is “Analog beer for the digital age.” A special shout out and thanks to Fred and the folks at the Brewery for inviting me in and hooking me up with some goods. As the trip goes on I have found the true value of buying local, supporting local business and the small guy. It keeps character in the business world, not to mention variety and quality.
Six of us found ourselves in Rehoboth for dinner where we made the waitress blush and managed to get a free serving of apple cobbler for dessert to split among us. But with the price of the bill, well, yeah. It was a great dinner! Thanks for taking me out Jeanie, John, Charlie, Wayne and Shauna. The true exciement came after dinner when we headed to “Play Land”. The four of us tried to squeeze into this tiny photo booth to get a strip of photos to remember the week. It was the last night of the trip and it was something we needed to do. At $5 a strip it was rather pricey. …and then there was John. As John mentioned my story to Tony, who was working, he was happy to refund our photos as a donation for the trip. That is as good as a donation can get, these strips of photos will be great memories for years and years to come. Tony, thank you, that goes a long long ways. And John, you’re right, you can make somebody’s day by stepping up to the plate.
Thanks Milton! And everyone say hi to Gladys for me!
Posted: Jun 14, 2007 | 496 words | 1 Comments
Comment by Mom
From Baraga, MI
Sounds like Delaware & Milton treated you exceptionally well! All these new friends of yours sound so great! I could use a trip to Salon Milton!