Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Those Crafty Gringos???
I know several of you may be asking that question - why "those crafty gringos"? Well, without letting too many details become public, that's the name of the cafe that we are going to open someday! The idea came during our travels in South America, not sure when exactly, but it was probably over a beer in some small town while we were contemplating what to do with the rest of our lives. I've always secretly wanted to own some kind of health food store/sandwich shop, and Steve apparently shares the same interest. We have a whole list of imperatives for the cafe written in our South America journal: comfy couches, maps on the walls, a book exchange area, local produce (preferrably from the small organic farm we'll also be operating), local art features, breakfast served all day, tie-dye employee tee-shirts, a menu that reflects the changing seasons, no styrofoam, real milkshakes and smoothies, fresh homemade bread, swings on a front patio, daily quote/saying, community events in the evening.......the list is quite long. The name for our cafe came about while taking a local ferry in southern Chile. We were the only gringos on the three day-two night excursion, and Steve occupied his time mending his Carhartts while I attempted to knit a scarf. We were crafty gringos!