Happy Small Business Saturday! Hopefully you were able to support small local business at some point today. You could always buy a book by an Indie author, just saying…
Mr. R. and I went out looking to help out the local economy today. First, we took my new car to a mom and pop car wash. Next, we attempted to buy some goodies from a small Cuban bakery, but we were thwarted by long lines and slow clerks.
So instead, we ended up at one of our favorite bars, Square Grouper, on the Jupiter Inlet. It’s everything that’s great about an outdoor tiki bar. It’s directly on the water, right across from the Jupiter lighthouse, which has been decorated for the holidays. The floor is sand, the ‘ceiling’ is made up of the fronds of the many coconut palms planted throughout the property. You can order your pirate punch and sip while watching boats going in and out, dodging the stand-up paddle boarders. Flocks of pelicans bob on the swells, occasionally dipping their beaks and scooping up fish. We’ve even seen stingrays gliding along beneath the surface of the water.
And, more often than not, they have live music. Today, there was a lone chick, who was playing East Bound and Down when we first arrived. Later on, she slipped into a bluesy vibe and covered Norah Jones. Which brings us to tonight’s serenade. I love Norah Jones and I love this song.
I hope you’re still feeling thankful and that you’re surrounded by those you love. Hug them extra tight, and remember that every day is a good day to support small business.
Happy Saturday night!