(Click here for more details about the Coupon-of-the-Month Christmas gifts I gave to Mom, Dad, and The Brother/SIL Ana).
(Click here to read about the February Coupon Redemptions with Mom and The Brother/SIL Ana).
In January, Dad and I went out for breakfast.
We have decided to progress chronologically through the day with each successive monthly outing. So, for February, we went for coffee! I love coffee!
Mom is not a Starbucks fan (she finds their coffee bitter). Dad IS a Starbucks fan. I am a Starbucks fan. Dad and I went to Starbucks!
Since mom and dad live in the building next door, I met Dad in his lobby!
A short jaunt across this parking lot, and we were at The Buck. We love living in Uptown Waterloo!
I perused the menu. Despite the fact that I can call myself a coffee-drinker now, this was the first time I have ever ordered a coffee at Starbucks! What a lot of choices!
Dad got some frothy thing…I bet you the name ends in -CINO. I also got a blueberry oat bar. Close call between that square and a pumpkin scone…but oatmeal is a good mid-morning snack.
The place was pretty busy: lots of young families warming up after skating next door at the rink, singles working on laptops, girlfriends gossiping – the usual coffee shop assortment. No other father-daughter combo, as far as I could tell.
We scored a wall-side table – good timing!
Dad and I settled in, started chatting, and before I knew it, an hour had evaporated! We discussed every topic under the sun, from the soon-to-be-released Blackberry Playbook (me wants one!) to marathon running to neighbourhood gossip. Dad is a great conversationalist. I love conversation!
Thanks for the totally awesome visit, Dad! Catch ya in March for lunch-time! [Dad and I have decided that both March and April will be lunch outings; we'll each pick the place for one of the months. The other person is barred from opining on the location, and must just go along with the choice!]
Are you a Starbucks fan?