I live in a very cool area.
2 small towns, that are about 2.5 miles apart, that offer a myriad of delightful things.
We eat very well when we go out, because we are able to find authentic mexican food, or, high quality sushi. We have a few fantastic Italian food choices, a pub that makes the BEST burger I've ever eaten, and also, some "typical" American food places. Oh, and don't even get me started on my favorite Pizza place. And I can't forget the Chilean Restaurant, OR, the Cajun food. The choices for Chinese are multiple... And, most of these places use "humane" and local items, if thats your thing. We also have a few really excellent Vegan places to eat at.
Shopping? You wanna shop?
Both towns boast a downtown area that looks like a throwback from way back when. Shoe stores, kitchen stores, jewelry, antiques as far as the eyes can see. Clothes, of course. A decadent yarn store that makes me want to knit forever. Stores that carry strange things like NunZilla, and other bizarre items. Music stores. Not CD stores, MUSIC stores. That sell instruments, guitars, harmonicas, maracas, sheet music, and more. Book stores. Stationary stores. We have 2 high falutin' specialty Cheese shops. And a Tea shop. (I think it's still open).
We've got the basics, too. Groceries, Hardware and Lumber, Beauty Salons, and Barbers. Hell. We even have a K(ame) Mart (apart)
I can find, essentially, anything I want. If something escapes me, well, I have the internet, right?
what I am missing, what this area needs, is a BAKERY.
Now, we have "bakeries". Places that have the typical bakery things. But none of them have breads.
I am talking good breads. REAL sourdough. Rye. Pumpernickel. Wheat so thick you could knock someone out with it.
I'd probably be their best customer. I'd also probably weigh 500 pounds because of them.
Maybe I better be careful what I wish for...
but I'd give my right arm for a good loaf of Rye bread right about now...