Shannon and David and their dog are now six months into living the dream.
“We finally hired someone to work part-time in the store, Gallows Point Gift and Gourmet,” she said.
Being able to rely on Kristin, “who has the hugest personality and southern drawl,” means that Shannon and David have had a few half-days off, together. “Finally enjoying every minute of what we moved here,” she said.
Which has brought her to another realization. “We do miss the conveniences of state-side living … no trash pick up, no Chipotle chicken burritos … and for some reason the grocery stores are always out of bananas.”
While life is less convenient, it’s also less complicated. “We walk to work in five minutes while enjoying magnificent ocean views, and the only traffic jam may be a few iguanas, roosters or goats crossing the road.”
However, those iguanas are deviling Aspen. “They poop on his favorite place to lounge on the deck. The other day he actually tried chasing one up a tree. How can such as small herbivore poop so much?”