As the weather is starting to warm up, the shops, restaurants and galleries are opening up and getting down to business. I stopped by for lunch and a stroll the other day.
I had lunch with friends at Top Dog of Rockport. If you like hot dogs, this is the place to go! They have an amazing variety of hot dog / topping combos, with creative names like “German Shepherd” (which comes with sauerkraut) and “Italian Greyhound” (with grilled peppers and onions). For those who, like me, don’t eat hot dogs, they have other offerings as well. I had a bowl of clam chowder, which was hot and delicious!
Kayaks were out and available for rent:
Corey Tevan (about whom I posted a while back) has added more paintings of trees and flowers to one corner of his gallery. I love his art – if I had the money (and the space to hang them) I’d buy at least half the paintings in his gallery:
Chris Coyne did some work on his gallery over the winter, and has filled it with more of his beautiful paintings of local landscapes and cityscapes. If I had a room for Corey Tevan’s work, I’d have another for paintings by Chris:
Eugene Quinn is also back after being away all winter. I didn’t get a photo this time, but you can check out his work on his web page. I’d have to have another room in my dream house for his landscapes and still life works. He also does portraits sometimes, but doesn’t have any on display right now. He has a very sweet and affectionate dog named Layla who tried to “kiss” me on the lips. No thanks!
There are loads of other great galleries and shops to visit. I hope to visit a few more of them soon and share more photos. It’s worth walking down Bearskin Neck just for the view at the end. Here’s a partial panorama (looking southeast):