My @SpiritAirlines Experience And Review

Terminal: excellent food options modern terminal with plenty of comfortable seating and complimentary charging stations

Zone boarding.

Departing Flight:

Plane: Brand new. No tv, no WiFi. Seats did not recline.

Flight attendants:

Cheery, pleasant, crisply pressed uniforms.

Flight on time.

Food options: no complimentary food or drink. $5 total for small coffee and bottled water.

Snack and Beverage options and prices:

Return flight:

Older plane. No WiFi, no TV, pay for drinks or snacks.

Good service. Flight on time.

Paid $25/seat for upgrade to larger front seats which has two very large seats in the same space as three seats.

There were two rows of the big seats at the very front of the plane. The very first row you cannot place your personal item in front of you so you’re better off selecting the second row back if you’re going to pay to upgrade to the larger seats.

Overall it was a positive experience. We got direct flights at great times for roughly $200 less than quoted prices from Any other airline during school vacation.

I would fly Spirit without hesitation again under these circumstances:

If flight times were exactly the same I would pay no more than $50 to fly Jet Blue or Delta over Spirit.

If Spirit had better flight times than Jet Blue or Delta I’d fly Spirit. If Spirit had direct flights and a Jet Blue or Delta had only connecting flights at the same price I’d fly Spirit.

It is important to consider luggage you will be bringing and factor in the up charges to bringing carry-on or costs of getting snacks in your equation.

Spirit is mostly offering highly discounted flights with ala carte extras. In our case the base cost of the flight with the costs of the snacks and carry on charges were still substantially less on Spirit than it would have been on any other airline.

People that complain when they fly Spirit and then get charged extra for baggage are dumb. They tell you this when you’re booking it and if you don’t factor it into your decision, then that’s on you dummy.

One other note: the stewardess told me that Spirit has 400 brand new planes on order. That’s pretty huge.

Do you remember where you were for the Miracle On Ice? 40 years ago today!

If you’re searching for a great movie to watch, rent the movie featuring Kurt Russell. I could watch it a hundred times over and still get nostalgic.

Skip the Salad!

Cape Ann Wellness

Ayurvedically speaking our lunch should be made fresh and be the biggest meal of the day.

Having a big lunch is important because the sun, pitta energy (element of fire, energy of transformation!), and our agni (digestive fire), are all in alignment. This means big, lots o’ fire to digest big, lots o’ food! Our digestive fire is the strongest it will be all day long and it’s looking for a big meal to work on. If we wait to have our biggest meal at dinner, there is no fire left in nature or in us, so the food sits like a big blob in our bellies until the next day. Yuck!

Put the salad down…

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“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”😀



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News From Passports Restaurant

News from Passports Restaurant

Big things are happening this winter and spring at Gloucester’s favorite lunch, dinner and soon to be brunch spot on Main Street.

Check it out:

BREAKING NEWS: Chef Jeremy is back in the Hizzous.  After an over four-year hiatus, Jeremy Guyotte is back behind the line at Passports. Fans of Jeremy will appreciate the culinary genius that he adds to Chef Eric Lorden’s kitchen.  Be prepared for this dynamic duo to bring a new and exciting shakeup to the Passports’ specials menus.

And, speaking of Chef Eric, he has recently completed his sommelier certification, enhancing Passports’ position as the most inventive wine centric eatery in town.  In fact, keep an eye out for new signage celebrating a brand refresh to “Passports Eatery and Wine Bar”. And, don’t forget about our monthly Wine Dinners. $50pp for 4 paired plates, plus tax and gratuity.  Our next one is Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm

Weekend hungry horrors? Introducing brunch at Passports. Starting Saturday, February 29th and featuring riffs on Passports faves like egg stuffed breakfast popovers, an assortment of benedicts with house made hollandaise, chicken and waffles, prosecco and Natalie’s juice mimosas and Tokyo Mary’s made with sake, brunch at Passports will be the place to be Saturdays and Sundays from 10-2.

Seven days of good eats: Passports will, once again, be open for lunch and dinner on Mondays starting March 2, 2020.

Catering needs? From intimate cocktail parties to full fledge seated dinners, Passports can cater your private event. Elegant events to backyard BBQs, we do that. 

Passports Eatery and Wine Bar is located at 110 Main Street in Gloucester, MA 01930. Call for reservations, catering and takeout at 978-281-3680

Special thanks to Melissa Cox for the images!


If your Massachusetts Registration is expiring in April 2020 now is a great time to show your love for Cape Ann and order a Cape Ann Special License Plate to support the Cape Ann Community Foundation and it’s grants yearly, to Cape Ann nonprofits and education programs. You can order a Cape Ann License Plate by going to and clicking on “order a plate”.

You will the need to provide the following information:
* Date of Birth
* Driver’s License Number
* Last Name
* Last Four # of SSN

Then select the Cape Ann License Plate from the plate choices. You will the need the following:
* Your current vehicle registration number
and expiration date
* Email
* Credit Card
Once you have completed the transaction you will see a form with your new plate number on it that you can print out. You will receive your new Cape Ann License Plate, new registration and sticker in the mail in 8 to 10 days.

* If you current registration expires within 2
weeks, you will not be able to order a
Cape Ann special plate online.
* Company owned and leased vehicles
can’t order special plates online. These
requests must be processed in person at
an RMV Service Center.

Ordering a Cape Ann License Plate makes a tremendous difference to the Cape Ann Community. The Cape Ann Community Foundation has awarded $39,000 in the last three years. We hope that you will be part of the power of giving by ordering a plate at You will be a Cape Ann Hero!

Crane Estate on a Winter Day

As I mentioned, a movie was being filmed on Crane Estate when I visited this week, but they kindly allowed me in to take the drive around I had planned on. Even in the dead of winter, this place is pretty spectacular. I have a Trustee membership, so access is free until March 31 and I thought that seemed like a pretty good deal. Maybe you will too.

I was happy to see the statues all wrapped up against potential winter damage. Here’s some additional information on the Grand Allée. 

Homes in Gloucester and Rockport

Cape Ann Home


There are seasonal and year-round homes and condos for sale in Gloucester and Rockport right now. The Cape Ann Waterfront Guide is an easy way for you to receive up-to-the-minute information on pricing, size, bedrooms and the pulse of the market, all via email.

Click here and tell us where to send your free report.

Kenny MacCarthy / Bob and Sue McDermott / Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo: sunset from Rowley Shore Road, Gloucester MA by Kenny MacCarthy

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NEW LISTING IN GLOUCESTER 24 Cobblestone Lane Unit 301 Pond View Estates $310,000

Cape Ann Home


JustListed24Cobblestone#32 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 BATH CONDOMINIUM


SATURDAY 2/22 & SUNDAY 2/23 11:30 – 1:00pm


Charleen McCarthy
Global Real Estate Advisor

Engel & Völkers By the Sea

Headshot (Elise)

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