The Lone Shop

Almost every morning we go on A hike around Burford, every time we pass some shop or something that is in the middle of nowhere, its crazy in the US if something was like 20 minutes outside of your town you wouldn't go to it you would just go to something that is in your town. I can't believe that these shops survive, I think that the only way that they do stay alive is that they have been around for so long that they are just a part of the peoples life that it doesn't seem weird to drive or walk over 10 minutes to get dinner or lunch. The shops must have been handed down from generation to generation so that they do not have to pay any mortgage, because I can't imagine them making enough money to pay mortgage, taxes and pay for the expenses to operate. Two days ago I think my theory was proved true, it was a Sunday morning and we were on the same walk we had been doing for the past couple of days. It was a nice day out and we got to a inn called the Swan Inn and it was crowded cars parked all around it people eating next to the river and everyone just enjoying themselves. It was interesting to see the difference in the days, the past couple days that we had done this walk no one had been at these shops or at the Inn but in one day that had all changed.