The first email in my inbox this morning was from our friend, Mary, with a suggestion for our new life.
Subject: You and Sam
Mary knows we have long been planning a move and that the Hudson River Valley is on our radar. Hence, her Red Hook real estate suggestion. But running a B&B? Pretty confident it’s never crossed my mind.
My first reaction was something between a chortle and guffaw. I’m famous (in our admittedly tiny circle) for once having told some complaining customers at the Simon Pearce Restaurant that they were “lucky to get a table.” Sam is famous for, well, not, shall we say, being all that sociable.
But then I started thinking about it….
While waiting for the coffee to brew, I mentioned it to Sam.
“We’re not going to be serving people breakfast,” he announced.
“Well we could do it like they do in Spain,” I countered. “Croissants. Room temp frittata. Fruit. No cooking required. All you’d have to do is make the coffee.”
“I’d rather open a gas station. People come, you have a few minutes conversation…and…they…leave.”
Deciding that 6:45AM might not have been the optimal time to address our future plans, I retreated to my office, coffee in hand.
PPS Mary, keep those ideas for our new life coming. We’re wide open – after 9AM.