Coffee Shop Bonding

Coffee Shop Bonding

My high-school daughter started back to school on the 2nd, but my elementary girl was off until the 7th. What to do with all that extra time? What about my normal routine of going to the coffee shop every Thursday morning to do a little writing and enjoy a great place?
Answer– take 9 year old with me! Finestra Caffe is in downtown Santa Barbara, and it’s run by one of the large churches in town. Chris Tomlin music was coming from the speakers, and we occasionally sang a line or two between bites of oh so yummy bagels. Then, we went into the little gift / book shop, which is always fun (even if they don’t carry my book. Sigh.).
As we were leaving, my daughter said, “That’s a great place. Let’s go back again.” Now that’s my kind of kid!


  1. becca.dowling on January 8, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Love those special times with my youngest daughter, too. Since she’s now 18 and has a boyfriend, they are rare. But I know from my oldest girl that those moments are fondly recalled. We tend to hang out at Borders though…as you know…which does carry your book!


  2. C.J. Darlington on January 9, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Hey, Katie. I’ve tagged you for a writing meme. Click here to read about it, if you’re interested.

  3. Julie Carobini on January 9, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Oooh, a treasure moment. I love it!

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