Today was my day to get out of the house for a couple of hours. Our van is in the shop until next week to have the back doors modified, so I took the chance while I had it. The boys have grown so much that we are having the back doors enlarged and the opening made bigger so they can drive into the van without bending over. We are so excited to have this done! For the longest time, when we have gone places, we have had to limit the amount of stops or have the boys stay in the van for some of them so their backs wouldn’t become so sore from bending over. What a blessing it will be to not have to worry about that anymore!
Anyway, back to the getting away bit. When I am able to get out by myself, my favorite place to hang out is Faster Basset. They are a locally owned coffee shop that started out as a food cart. They are known for their crepes. I have yet to try one. They use direct trade coffee from Missoula and it is oh so good! I drink my coffee black so I cannot drink Starbucks very often – talk about strong and making your mouth draw inward from dryness. Remember when the coyote on the Road Runner show ate alum and his mouth drew in? Yep. Starbucks.
Back to Faster Basset. Locally owned coffee shops are the best. The sounds, scent of freshly ground coffee, the warmth of the fire. This particular shop has the Public House on the other side. They serve beer and there is a huge window where you can see the giant drums that they make the beer in. I haven’t ventured over on that side too much but it seems like people enjoy it. On the tables are flower arrangements from a locally owned flower shop called Voila. Beautiful. With my book and coffee, I am in my own little heaven.
Do you have a favorite coffee shop where you enjoy talking with friends or reading a good novel?