Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Have we been invaded?

Wow new coffee shoppe in town so wife and I went by to see if the coffee was to our liking.  First thing I noticed when I opened the door was the great layout or floor plan if you like.  It is not a family place but more toward the couples scene. 

We went on in and was going to seat ourselves when I saw that there was no-one to seat us.   No waiters or waitresses.  We went to the counter and was greeted by a young lady with a ring in her nose.  ( we used to put rings in our hogs nose if they were in habit of rooting under the fence.)  She used a bunch of terms that this old country boy had trouble understanding and I graduated from FHS.  Anyway we each settled on a plain cup of coffee and I got a muffin and the wife a piece of pie.  She handed us a couple of cups and pointed us to some urns on a table where we pumped our coffee from.  She handed us our pie and muffin and we carried everything to a table and seated ourselves to enjoy coffee and a muffin or pie.  The coffee was warm and the muffin was half done.  I can't say it any other way and be honest. 

I can see that they are leaning more toward the "Jet-set" that wants their Starbucks and other specialty coffee.  I hope they will remember that some people just want coffee and a muffin and don't shut themselves completely out of business.  The coffee had a good flavor it just needed to be a little warmer for my taste.

Well that about does my review of this coffee shoppe.  I hope to make this review a weekly process as wife and friends visit other area business in the neighborhood.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


went to an Auto Show down at the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday and almost melted, it was so hot.  The Auto show is an annual affair and the temperature was in the mid nineties.  They close the highway that runs through town and line the Autos up and down the strip.  The show runs all day and the street is asphalt so the sun made it a really hot time.  There were well over 1000 vehicles on display, from motorcycles to partly restored pre-30s vehicles, to street rods.  There were even some modified new Dodges and Fords there.  I even seen a couple of Studebaker s.

As I said above, this is an annual affair so if next year you find yourself in the neighborhood stop by and check out the workman ship of these pieces of art.  If you are near the middle of Missouri the lake is just forty miles southwest of Jefferson City, the capital,or 200 miles northeast of Springfield.  If you like good fishing good eating then you will love this place, oh by the way it's pretty around here also.