Saturday, June 12, 2021

Riverside Coffee Break

First a cold wave and then a heat wave kept us away from a coffee time in the park, in the actual park, I mean, and not in the car. Finally, the heat wave ended, and we were able to pull our chairs out and enjoy being by the riverside. The good news is that you, dear reader, are being spared the 600th view of us having our coffee in the car.

We made the effort on this day because our coffee shop, which highbrows call a café, reopened – for takeout only. It seems that their merciless landlord will not be renewing the lease. Hopefully, the café will find a new location and the landlords will not find a new tenant for awhile. This café is where I have photos displayed, and we wanted to show our support for the owner almost as soon as she re-opened.

Onward to the photos. These are all phone photos.

Looking at Sue and up the river. Notice her pride month accessories.

Looking directly across the river

Relaxing with coffee

It only seems like we were playing footsie

The de rigueur selfie

It was a most pleasant break.

19 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

This is really fun. I quite enjoyed your coffee time. It's wonderful getting out by the river!
I quite like Sue's outfit. Is that a Pride flag? What a great idea, and sense of fashion.
You look fine, too, A/C!!!

Marie Smith said...

I love that second photo. And those of the relaxed happy people are pretty good too.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The news of the coffee shop eventual closing was nit good news, and hopefully it will reopen at a new location sonyou and your art can be there. Nice to see your faces and the riverbank locale. We have a favorite similar spot here too.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Now that's contentment !
On a different subject have you ever checked out:

Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive 2015

Although a lot of it is over my head (no pun intended) it is an amazing daily photo shot from NASA, often stating the way it was photographed. Right up your alley, John.

Marcia said...

What a nice outing again.
You'd think the landlord would realize they had a good thing going with the cafe.

Barbara R. said...

Glad you had a good morning to enjoy breezes and coffee. That's a shame about your coffee shop...so I hope your photos will be welcome in a new and better place soon.

DJan said...

I love all these photos, and I especially like the obligatory selfie. :-)

Mage said...

I'm charmed by the two of you. :) Yes, the scarf is charming, but so is the dragonfly pin.

Tabor said...

Wonderful break. Our weather here has also gone dramatically up and down. I am predicting a hellish summer. Great shoes, by the way.

Margaret said...

Love the photos and glad you could get outside for a relaxing coffee! That is a shame about the coffee shop/cafe. I'm hoping that my favorite spots stay in business. I haven't been very good about patronizing them. :(

Terra said...

You both look so relaxed; especially Sue in that first photo. Moments of peace to be treasured.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully the shop opens elsewhere. Having had two previous experiences with bad landlords, I generally expect the worst.

Rita said...

I hope the shop finds another place to lease! How nice you could get out to the water again. Love Sue's outfit. :)

Red said...

We've had some weather extremes and they aren't pleasant.

The Furry Gnome said...

You take a good double selfie. Hope the coffee was good too!

Vicki Lane said...

You two look great!

Celia said...

Great pictures and a great place to have your coffee. My favorite and very popular coffee drive through here lost it's lease a couple of years ago and the landlord proceded to open his own coffee drive through there. I am happy to say it was a flop and closed. Small town and everyone knew what he had pulled. Our favorites built their own little shop and became their own landlords and thrived so well they built a second shop.
Sometimes there is justice.

Mara said...

Sue's tootsies look fantastic! Love the red nails.

Kay said...

Ahhhh... lovely. You guys make such a lovely, loving couple. That looks very relaxing.