Monday, May 24, 2010

Wish I were here

I’m back from my week studying and writing in Williamsburg, VA.  It’s so good to be home and to see my family again! I missed them. (And yes, I’ve already swept and mopped my floors this morning.)

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This morning, however, I wish I could still head to my quirky Williamsburg coffee shop.  Aromas sits just on the edge of the historic colonial site and the college of William & Mary - and I spent some time there last week.  I took a few photos for you.

Just outside cute cafe tables sit under an awning on a tree-lined street.  I’d read here in the early morning or late afternoon, when the sun wasn’t too strong. 

There’s an ice cream shop next door and a darling florist shop around the corner. Flags and geraniums are everywhere here by the way.

OK, so let’s head inside and order a decaf  latte  and a biscotti (they have the best biscotti) … 

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That’s the owner to your right with the blonde hair and pink folder.

Now let’s choose a place to sit ….

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Look closely at the table to the left of the door and you’ll see my laptop sitting there. 

They always have snappy music playing in this shop.  Plus, downtown Williamsburg has free wi-fi.

See the guy in white across from my table? He laughed at me when Billie Jean came on and I couldn’t stop bopping my head to the beat – too much caffeine I think.


OK, so let’s go doctor up our coffee with some sweetner – and you’ll discover that Aroma’s has a sense of humor.  Here’s the condiments station:

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It’s a very good thing my children aren’t with me.  I’d hate to leave them to use the restroom and come back to find I’m now in charge of a Dalmatian puppy too!  Yep, I’m gonna miss this place.

Thankful for the opportunity to spend a week’s retreat with God


  1. Hey friend, I was at this very coffee shop a few weeks ago while Tom and I were traveling on business. Glad you're home safe and sound. Miss you

  2. AnonymousMay 24, 2010

    Wow, this place looks SO cute! I could picture some masterful writing getting done at one of those quaint tables. Thank you for sharing the pictures!

  3. Glad you had a good productive week. I know you missed your family and I'm sure they missed you but sometimes you just have to take sometime for yourself. I've never been able to do that, but my oldest daughter has done that this week. She has gone to a spa for the week to get some relaxation. She really needs prayer right now. God knows what she needs and that has been my prayer for her, that she will come back rested, relaxed and closer to the Father.
    Blessings, AE

  4. What a cute place!!! I loved the sign that would give away a free puppy--:).

    It's so much fun to get away, but, like you, I'm always ready to get back home to the kiddos, hubby, and dust bunnies!
    Love ya!

  5. Oh, I love places like that. If you come to Lincoln I'll take you to the Haymarket.

    Glad you had a blessed time away.

  6. Oh that looks like the perfect coffee shop! So glad you were able to spend time there and that you are back safely! :)

  7. AnonymousMay 25, 2010

    I know a ton of places like that in California.. so if you're ever out here, let me know! From coffee to wonderful tea houses!

  8. Oh I would love this place. Thanks for sharing. Glad you got home safely and hope you got lots of writing done.


  9. Thank you for sharing your trip with us...what a charming place to be able to focus on your writing!

    I missed writing a devotional on stability, but I keep thinking that it was no accident that Jesus ( the model of stability!) was born in a "stable"!!!

    Praying for you and your grandmother...

  10. Hi Rachel...thanks for sharing such a neat place! Praying for you and your grandma.

  11. Yes, thank you for sharing your trip! :) I'm thinking some alone time away with God and my journal is not such a bad idea!

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