coffee kiosk on hiking trail

Today we went for a hike at Crowders Mountain state park just a short 30 minute drive from uptown Charlotte. And we were greeted by a coffee kiosk at the head of the trail. What a brilliant idea. Scroll through the above slid show to see the hiking trail, the coffee kiosk, and business cards from the owners.

The company name is Dancing Ox Coffee Rosters and as the name implies the owners have a dance background. Their website shares that “After 20 years of competitive ballroom dancing, these Professional World and United States Champions; traded in the limelight for coffee beans”. Check out the Dancing Ox Coffee Roasters website and scroll down to the see a video of them dancing with a lake and mountain backdrop..

Following is a link to the Crowders Mountain state park website. Also, we are sharing a link to the today’s photo saved on Flickr with the caption: Hiking at Crowders Stat Park near Charlotte.

message from Starbucks

a message fromStarbucks, be good to each other,
I find this message from Starbucks very timely. Be good to each other is always a good idea and at present something we need to work harder at. This message was found on the entrance door to a Starbucks in Uptown Charlotte. Bravo!

Please do the right thing; speak out against bigotry, be kind, be inclusive, in short be good to each other.

This photo was taken at 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts #140. Following is the website for Starbucks at the Duke Energy Center.

open in case of emergency

Starbucks open in case of emergency. A sign seen in Uptown Charlotte.
This sign is on the inside of the front door at our favorite Starbucks. The reason is says “open in case of emergency only” is because they are building a construction crane just outside of this door and the sidewalk is closed. But don’t worry, those in the know … know there is a back entrance. It is a little hard to find and we like to think of it as a prestige thing where only a select few know how to get in.

This photo was taken at the Starbucks store at 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts.