Sunday, August 26, 2007
We've had dozens of guests from Canada this summer -- from Toronto, Montreal and others parts of "The Great White North". Some are including Gloucester as part of a swing through the Northest US. Others are past guests of the Blue Shutters, making their annual visit to the inn. And there are many newcomers -- folks who have heard about the changes here from friends, or have liked what they've seen on our website. We've heard the exchange rate is a big attraction -- as is our accesibility to Boston (about 45 minutes from the Shutters). Once here, they've enjoyed the beach, the bars, the gallaries and shops, the restaurants -- and of course, the inn itself. Speaking of restaurants, one of our favorites here in Gloucester has a Canadian connection. La Trattoria, located in downtown Gloucester on Main Street, features some of best authentic Sicilian food you'll find anywhere. The Canadian connection? While there's a distinct Italian flavor to the restaurant, the family members hail from Montreal. Yet another reason to celebrate our neighbors from up north.