Travel Theme: Brown


Growing up in Bellingham, WA a trip to Tony’s Coffee in the Fairhaven District was a huge treat.  My favorite thing on the menu was hot chocolate and if we were lucky Mom also ordered a dinner plate sized cinnamon roll for everyone to split.  By High School my mug of hot chocolate switched to coffee and when I moved out-of-town after college I was relieved to find I could still buy their freshly roasted coffee beans in a few select grocery stores.  Tony’s Coffee and Teas opened their doors in 1971 and they are still drawing crowds and roasting beans 42 years later.

A few months ago John, Ryan and I stopped at Tony’s for a coffee break before spending the afternoon with family and Ryan happily relaxed at our cozy, corner table with his first order of Tony’s hot chocolate.  I don’t remember such a pretty leaf pattern from my childhood days but it sure tasted the same.

Posted as part of Alisa’s Weekly Travel Theme:  Brown

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25 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Brown

  1. That is amazing that you can go back and share the same memories with Ryan. I have to admit, the first thing that came to mind when I saw the picture was Starbucks…and then my “white” tea adventure.

  2. Yum, hot chocolate! I grew up on it too and each cup brings back tons of different memories. We do good hot chocolate at home during the winter with my boys too.

  3. Great post.!! I love going back to old family haunts. As well as, sharing them with others to make new memories. And that is a very pretty leaf 😉

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