We’re home from Texas and I’ve been so excited to share some photos from our trip with you!
While Kevin was at soundcheck at The Mission Church on Thursday, I decided to walk around the square in downtown Mount Pleasant. I haven’t ventured off by myself in a while (my recent health issues re-triggered my anxiety/panic…or was it the other way around?), but for some reason I was feeling comfortable about exploring on my own a little that day, so I grabbed my camera and went for it. I had seen a shop called “Jo’s” a couple of blocks away from the church on our way there, so I thought I’d wander back that way to see what was inside.
One side of the building said “Jo’s Antiques”…
…but upon closer inspection, I discovered that it was a coffee shop…
I’m not a coffee drinker (because of the caffeine), but one peek through the front window, and I just had to go inside and learn more about the place and the people who spend time there. We were clearly kindred spirits…
These two were so sweet to let me take pictures of practically everything:
Including them! 😀
…and right before I snapped those photos of the stage area, this smiley gal came out through a door near the place I was standing:
She introduced herself with a hug (I love huggers!), and told me that she and her husband opened Jo’s Coffee Shop a couple of weeks ago. (Funny story: she also told me that she follows my Instagram feed, so we were able to catch up very quickly! 😀 )
We spent the better part of an hour walking and talking about decorating, and the building, and taking leaps of faith, and I left feeling SO inspired to create something!
I left with a watering mouth, too. :-/
Goodness gracious, get a load of the Queen Bee…
…and the Ginger-Peach Tea-Lemonade:
…and don’t even get me started on the Affogato:
It’s espresso over vanilla ice cream with whip cream & mocha syrup, served in a frosty mug.
I’m still on the no dairy, no caffeine, no chocolate, nothing acidic, nothing carbonated, nothing processed, nothing fried, nothing spicy and nothing too sugary diet, but walking away from THAT without taking even one tiny sip felt criminal. 😛
If you’re a coffee drinker (and not rattled by caffeine or on a break from sugary things), you MUST, I repeat, MUST visit Jo’s in Mount Pleasant, Texas and try at Affogato for me. But don’t tell me a thing about how good it is…that would feel downright criminal, too. 😉