58, Cardiologist/Optimistic Fisherman, Rockport
A drive to Rockport from Folly Cove for a hot fudge sundae at the Dairy Train with one of my daughters along for the ride pretty much makes a perfect day.
I’ve been finding just the right card for my wife at The Paper Mermaid ever since Mary opened the store. I’m guessing that’s about 15 sweet, tasteful birthday and anniversary cards!
Kathleen Erickson at Savour Wine & Cheese has the perfect bottle of wine for you. No matter the price point, it’s there. Whether you’re going Thai or Bolognese — she’s got you covered. I’m there pretty much every day, and I’m planning on asking Kathleen for a job when I retire.
If you don’t already know where Andrews Point is, I’m not saying. I’ll just say this is a favorite place for me and a favorite place for a few striped bass.
Those flat rocks at Folly Cove are pretty much my therapy from July through September. A cold swim in the cove, a lawn chair perched on my chosen rock, this week’s Sports Illustrated in hand, need I say more?
My house. I grew up in New Jersey. For me, places like Cape Ann were just heartbreakers. They were places I always had to leave in late August, and go home to suburbia. Almost every day I still think it’s just amazing I’ll never have to leave all this.
I love crossing the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge over the Annisquam River, because I’m almost home.
The Melanzane pizza from Surfside. New York pizza on Cape Ann. A miracle.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday — there is no night I don’t want to go to Short & Main for dinner. The wines are always interesting, and you can get just the right kind of meal for your mood — from briny oysters, to pizza, to artful salads to the roasted meats coming out of the brick oven.
My wife, Heather. She’s one of my favorite Cape Ann things, because, without her here, the rest don’t matter.