Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I've never been a huge Starbucks fan, mostly because a lot of their coffee is just too strong for me. I have to add so much stuff to doctor it up that it's out of control on calories. Add to that the cost and it just has (fortunately) never become a regular habit for us.

We do however have a couple of traditions that are brewing (get it?). Usually when we're headed out of town on a trip we'll pull in the drive-thru at the Starbucks between here and the freeway and pick up a couple of drinks for the road.

Lately on Sunday mornings when Terry and I both have to go to church very early to help with worship and we carpool with our friend, Don we'll also grab a cup at the one that's just a few blocks the other direction. We leave the house around 6:30 am, call Don to get his coffee order, then Terry drops me off at Starbucks to pick up the drinks while he goes a few more blocks to pick up Don. By the time they get back, I have the drinks and I'm ready to go. Easy peasy and a fun treat for an early morning!

A few weeks ago we were repeating this ritual and I happened to have my camera with me. The sun was peeking thru the clouds and I snapped these shots of the sky and the coffee cups just for fun while I was waiting for the guys to pick me up. Think about it. Someday, someone will look at this photo and say "What's Starbucks?"

Did I mention before that I love the gorgeous clouds in Arizona during monsoon season? They make everything in the sky so much more interesting.


linda t said...

Wow, great pic.
I agree, love the skies during the monsoon season.

Hey, the brand new McDonald's McCafe is amazingly good.

The free Monday coffee is through Mon. Aug. 3rd. Try it... very smooth.

Julie said...

I can't drink Starbucks either. It is just too strong and makes me feel sick....I did find a Starbucks coffee that doesn't make me sick.....Vanilla-Skinny-Latte. It isn't strong at all, so when my friends want to meet at Starbucks, I have something to order.
Also, Linda is right about McDonalds. Their coffee is good and cheap. I like their ice coffee.