Like a lonely sailor, Anna is obsessed with mermaids. She already knows that she wants to be a mermaid for Halloween and a new mermaid costume is already in her room, draped across her toy-buried bed.
While hunting for decent coffee (sorry Dunkin Donuts–I can’t run on your joe), we found a charming coffee shop in Point Pleasant where the furniture was ripped, the plates chipped, and the coffee disarmingly strong. Across the street from this coffee shop, called the Green Planet, was a lovely, hand-painted, signed mural featuring a voluptuous red-haired mermaid (why are they always red heads?). The mural was an ad for eyewear. And seriously–who wouldn’t want to drop a few hundred bucks on some sharp shades with this kind of enticement beckoning?