Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I hope you're having a great weekend.
I just returned from the first camping trip of the season and even though The Coffee Cup didn't get to go, it was a wonderful initial outing with SplashT@B and Murphy the Camper Dog.
On the way home from Chester State Park, we pulled over so I could snap a couple photos of a pitiful little camper desperately in need of rescue. I often see old trailers sitting in fields, barns, and back yards, but I have never seen something like this . . .
I cannot imagine how long this camper has been sitting there for that tree to grow up between the bumper and body . . . heavy sigh.
So go give your sweet trailers a big hug, tell them how much you love them today, and say a prayer that someone might rescue and save this old gal. She's sitting on Highway 321 in Chester, SC.
My friend Suzanne in upstate NY posted something on my Facebook wall today that is very, very cool. It isn't often that I run across a graphic that links my two sweet campers together, but this would be it! SplashT@B is so colorful with her peace symbols and splashy color scheme. The Coffee Cup is all about java and that warm color palate.
VOILA . . . a perfect marriage of the two!!
I had an email from Tony yesterday letting me know that The Cup's title is in the mail. Hopefully all the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed in the proper places and my NC DMV will finally accept it. I will certainly keep you posted!!
SplashT@B always signs off from her SplashT@B Stories blog with "Peace, Love & Camping" and I'm sure you've noticed that I remind you "Camping and Coffee . . . Life Is Good" over here. On this Wednesday in March I leave you with . . .
I had to take the Pilot in to the Honda service department for a recall notice yesterday and it was a great excuse to visit one of my favorite nearby junkin' places. Wendy went along for the ride and it was her first visit to Old Mill Street Antique Mall in Cornelius.
Within minutes of strolling up and down the aisles, I spotted a very soft, flannel blanket. It had pastel colors and was in pristine shape. With a price tag of $9, I seriously considered getting it, but I put it back on the shelf. I ended up walking back to it two more times before deciding I needed it for The Cup to go along with the pastel-colored quilt on the bed. It will be another nice contrast to all the java colors! Wendy used the phrase "You'll regret not getting it" on me just like Becky does . . . LOL! That works every time!
I was hoping as usual to find some Raffiaware or Melmac, but didn't see one single piece. Wendy, however, spied a very neat coffee scoop in a basket of kitchen items. Upon close inspection, it was made of metal, had the name of the store, and the brand of coffee on it . . . Winzeler's Royal Crest. For $4, it was a great find for The Coffee Cup!
I did a bit of research and found that brothers Robert and James Winzeler co-owned Winzeler Bros. Store was in Morenci, MI back in the 1950's and the coffee was Royal Crest Coffee. Wouldn't you just love to know how it journeyed from there to North Carolina?
"Camping, Coffee, and Two Unexpected Finds . . . Life Is Good!"
I'm not a coffee snob. I've had it from a hospital vending machine and the teacher's lounge at school. I drank it at McDonald's before it was the McCafe and I belonged to the Gevalia Club about fifteen years ago. Sometimes I still get a little intimidated by all the choices in coffee shops and there's no one brand or flavor that I prefer over all others.
My coffees of choice these days come in a big brown box delivered right to my front door . . . Keurig K-cups!
A big round of thanks goes to the person(s) who came up with this coffee brewer and all those wonderful blends. I belong to a K-cup club through Cafe Express that gives me umpty-ump choices of coffee and lets me choose how often and how many I have delivered. It's certainly not cheaper than a big tin of Folgers, but it's a lot more fun, feeds my need for variety, and is portable too.
The big brown box that arrived yesterday has enough K-cups to last me several months! It's nice to have a bit of coffee stability in life . . . LOL!
When The Cup and I finally get to hit the road together, drop by and I'll let you choose a special flavor. Until then, remember . . .
Mine started out with a Donut House K-cup while watching the snow. It got even better mid-afternoon with a swing by Dunkin' Donuts for a Latte Lite while out junkin'. I predict there will be a Cafe Caramel K-cup around 8 o'clock this evening while my feet are propped up watching some TV. Sounds like the perfect Saturday to me!!
Happy March, happy Friday! I hope you've enjoyed a morning coffee and are ready to kick off another fine weekend.
Here's a little K-cup humor to get your day started . . .
Do you remember this song? "Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!" I'll leave you with The Coffee Cup version . . . "do a little junkin', have a cup 'o joe, sweet dreams tonight!" Have a most excellent weekend and remember . . .