We're Doing The Dishes
When you first enter Point Roberts and you drive through the tall forest you suddenly feel as though you have just entered a time warp. Soon the farms, houses, and businesses become arranged in an unworldly manner. The "latest" technology is seen only with careful observation of rooftops or front yard posts holding various sizes of satellite dishes. In the small downtown cluster you encounter the few business operations such as Neilsen's Building Center and the Shell gas station connected to wireless networks and TJ's Gambling Bar serving up satellite television programs.
When turning down the multifarious side roads we find it more uncommon to meet the digital mark left on Point Robert's environment as satellite dishes and ringing cell phones seem fewer and far between. The many weekender's cabins, trailers and parking spaces appear relatively low tech being much more of the "get away from it all" type of pastime. This scene caught my eye as it appeared to reflect a "basic cable" attitude or the very tactful viewing of only Nature Channel programs using a plastic garbage can lid for the dish, a stump for the post and a prayer for the hook up.
When we reach out and embrace our neighbors we see pictures that enhance everyday life in our own international community.