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Topic: Coffee on Family Trip (27 msgs / 701 lines)
1) From: Brett Mason
Hello fellow coffee lovers,
The Masons are travelling today through June 20th.  I need recommendations
for coffee places in or along the way, particularly:
Springfield IL
Lexington KY
Williamsburg VA
Virginia Beach
Washington DC
Annapolis (Go NAVY)
Hartford CT
Toronto, Ont (JavaMama gimme directions please!)
Flint MI
Thanks all,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

2) From: Les
Brett,
Make sure you have picture ID for your whole family and birth certificates
or Passports when you go to Canada.  You need two pieces of ID for each
person to get back into the United States.  It is much easier to get into
Canada than to get back into the USA.  Don't think because you are an
American it is easy.  I speak from experience and my 10 minute trip into
Canada last month.  It was easy to get into Canada, but a pain in the behind
to get back into the USA.
Les
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3) From: Eddie Dove
Hey,
Are all of you traveling?  Vacation?  What's up?  How's things?  How's
Joash ... Wyatt is still praying for him ...
In Annapolis, you may want to try City Dock Cafe.  I have never been
there, but my brother has and he really likes it.
City Dock Cafe
18 Market Space
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 269-0969
Hours: Open Mon-Thu,Sun 6:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 6:30am-12am
Parking: street parking
Payment Accepted: Cash, MasterCard, Visa
Price: $ (inexpensive)
More from Aol.com »
Wi-fi Hotspot: Available
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www.citydockcafe.com
Eddie
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4) From: Eddie Dove
Sorry folks ... I meant for that to go directly to Brett.
Eddie
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5) From: Sandy Andina
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Washington DC--Murky Coffee (2 branches, one in the Adams-Morgan  
neighborhood of the DIstrict, one in the bustling yuppie Clarendon  
section of Arlington, VA); Vienna, VA--Jammin' Java, just w. of  
Tysons Corner on Rt. 7;
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Washington DC--Murky Coffee (2 =
branches, one in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of the DIstrict, one in =
the bustling yuppie Clarendon section of Arlington, VA); Vienna, =
VA--Jammin' Java, just w. of Tysons Corner on Rt. 7; 
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Jun 8, 2007, at 11:43 AM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Hey, Are all of you traveling?  Vacation?  What's up?  How's things?  How'sJoash ... Wyatt is still praying for him = ... In Annapolis, you may want to try City Dock = Cafe.  I have never = beenthere, but my brother has and he = really likes it. City Dock Cafe18 Market = SpaceAnnapolis, MD 21401(410) 269-0969 Hours: Open Mon-Thu,Sun = 6:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 6:30am-12amParking: = street parkingPayment Accepted: Cash, = MasterCard, VisaPrice: $ (inexpensive)More from Aol.com »Wi-fi = Hotspot: AvailableMore from JiWire.com = »www.citydockcafe.com On 6/8/07, Brett Mason <homeroast> = wrote: Hello fellow = coffee lovers, The Masons are travelling today through June = 20th.  I need = recommendationsfor coffee places in or along = the way, particularly:Springfield ILLexington KYWilliamsburg = VA Virginia BeachWashington DCAnnapolis (Go = NAVY)Hartford CTToronto, Ont (JavaMama gimme directions = please!)Flint MI Thanks = all,Brett  http://homeroast.freeservers.com= homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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6) From: raymanowen
At Springfield, IL, I would head north a few miles on Rt 66 or I-55 to
Bloomington. Now, there are several coffee shops, most with Wireless
connections. Who'd-a thunk it decades ago when my brother was at ISU?
We would just blow in from Peoria on I-74 to visit Joe, not drink any. There
were No coffee shops in The Home of the Great Yellow Father (Cat, Hyster,
R.G. LeTourneau) back in the day.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
Any coffee discernment in a college town?

7) From: French Lewis
Hi Brett,
I can help with Hartford, CT.    There is a place
about 15-20 minutes south of Hartford in Cromwell
called the Sugar Cube Cafe.    It has the best
espresso I've found outside of my homeroast.    The
url is www.sugarcubecafe.com (but with a recent owner
change the site is still under construction).    
If you can give me a couple of days notice when you'll
be in Hartford, I would welcome the opportunity to
meet you and the family.
The caveat is I'll be out of town from 6/13-6/27.
French
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8) From: Brett Mason
Hi Les and All,
Yes we have the passports covered..  We planned ahead in 2002 when Jonathan
enrolled at Trinity Western University in B.C. - so that's all done and
ready...  But a great reminder for anyone travelling across borders - unless
it's your last border crossing...
Thanks,
Brett
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9) From: Brett Mason
City Dock Cafe is now on our tourist route!
Joash is feeling the same pain as the last three months, but he's back to
real  life and just pushing through it.  Activity seems to help him forget,
and he's coping well...  The pain in his mouth from braces helps distract
too...
Yes the whole family hopped into the van, with clothes pillows food guitars
footballs and sleeping bags, and we headed to Springfield IL to see
Lincoln's place.  Where he was, and where he is now.  Great man...  We then
drove south on 50, then 127, then I64 east...  Stopped in Lexington at the
Int'l HQ for the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta - took some pictures, hit th=
e
road again.  All in all, I had about 2 hrs sleep, all in cat naps ... we go=
t
to Monticello by 3pm and Williamsburg by 5pm.  Monticello is only $81 for m=
y
reduced family of 7 to see it...  OK, so I already got the Freedom isn't
free thing, but if you're outside the state of Virginia, it'll cost you
more...
The data and pictures are online, so we got a brochure, drove to a park and
made lunch...  Jefferson was an amazing man, who with his colleagues signed
the Declaration of Independence, and by such action also signed their own
death warrant...  For $81 I can see his house.  Must be a nice house...  By
the way, any of you are welcome to my house, and it is free....
I am "about 18 hrs of driving" dead...  glad I am here.  Juan Francisco
started my day, and for the next 10 days he will help me start each day wit=
h
my Zass and Kwik-Drip...
Regards,
Brett
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10) From: Brett Mason
Hi French,
Rain check it must be...  We are driving through Hartford on June 16...
How about New Jersey at Christmastime?  We will be just outside Atlantic
City...
Brett
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11) From: Brett Mason
OhNo Rayo...  We went southeast on 64, and missed all your recommended
spots...  I have flagged the notes though for our December trip...
Thanks,
Brett
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12) From: Darksta986
Try JoJo's Coffee & Tea on Pratt St in Hartford, CT.
 
_JoJo's Coffee & Tea | 22 Pratt  Street, Hartford, CT | (860) 524-1488_ 
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13) From: Darksta986
Try JoJo's Coffee & Tea on Pratt St in Hartford, CT.
 
_JoJo's Coffee & Tea | 22 Pratt  Street, Hartford, CT | (860) 524-1488_ 
http://www.cafejojo.com/)  ">http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt geu7EbdGtGcUMBXd1XNyoA;_yluoDMTB2bWJzNWI1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2UEdnRpZAMEbANXUzE-/SIGcfndmg3/EXP81533595/*http://www.cafejojo.com/)  
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14) From: Darksta986
Try JoJo's Coffee & Tea on Pratt St in Hartford, CT.
 
_JoJo's Coffee & Tea | 22 Pratt  Street, Hartford, CT | (860) 524-1488_ 
http://www.cafejojo.com/)  ">http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt geu7EbdGtGcUMBXd1XNyoA;_yluoDMTB2bWJzNWI1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2UEdnRpZAMEbANXUzE-/SIGcfndmg3/EXP81533595/*http://www.cafejojo.com/)  
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15) From: Darksta986
Try JoJo's Coffee & Tea on Pratt St in Hartford, CT.
 
_JoJo's Coffee & Tea | 22 Pratt  Street, Hartford, CT | (860) 524-1488_ 
http://www.cafejojo.com/)  ">http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt geu7EbdGtGcUMBXd1XNyoA;_yluoDMTB2bWJzNWI1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2UEdnRpZAMEbANXUzE-/SIGcfndmg3/EXP81533595/*http://www.cafejojo.com/)  
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16) From: Darksta986
Try JoJo's Coffee & Tea on Pratt St in Hartford, CT.
 
_JoJo's Coffee & Tea | 22 Pratt  Street, Hartford, CT | (860) 524-1488_ 
http://www.cafejojo.com/)  ">http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt geu7EbdGtGcUMBXd1XNyoA;_yluoDMTB2bWJzNWI1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2UEdnRpZAMEbANXUzE-/SIGcfndmg3/EXP81533595/*http://www.cafejojo.com/)  
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17) From: Darksta986
Try JoJo's Coffee & Tea on Pratt St in Hartford, CT.
 
_JoJo's Coffee & Tea | 22 Pratt  Street, Hartford, CT | (860) 524-1488_ 
http://www.cafejojo.com/)  ">http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt geu7EbdGtGcUMBXd1XNyoA;_yluoDMTB2bWJzNWI1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2UEdnRpZAMEbANXUzE-/SIGcfndmg3/EXP81533595/*http://www.cafejojo.com/)  
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18) From: Leo Zick
im about 45mins south west of hartford, if im on your route, feel free to
swing by for an espresso or some brunch..
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19) From: Eddie Dove
Ever notice how we tend to welcome each other with open arms ...
regardless or perspectives on anything else?
Great bunch of folks!
Leo, you are awesome for welcoming Brett and his LARGE family!
Eddie
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20) From: miKe mcKoffee
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Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2007 8:50 PM
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Subject: Re: +Coffee on Family Trip
Try JoJo's Coffee & Tea on Pratt St in Hartford, CT.
 
 JoJo's Coffee & Tea | 22 Pratt Street, Hartford, CT
| (860) 524-1488  
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21) From: Paul Carder
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When are they going through Springfield, Illinois? Other than Starbucks, =
I don't know what Springfield has, but I'm just 25 miles north on I-55 =
in Lincoln, Illinois. I'll have something fresh and delicious fom SM for =
sure. You are welcome to stop by if it's in the late afternoon and =
evening, or anytime on the weekend. Sadly, the best kept coffee place =
around, Einstein's Louisiana Coffee House closed here in Lincoln a =
couple of weeks ago, Too small a town to support a purveyor of fine =
caffeine. Some folks just refuse to get past Hardee's, McDonald's, and =
the local donut shop. Their loss.
Paul Carder

22) From: Sandy Andina
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Those heading west from I-55 on I-80 might want to detour to the  
first exit west of the merge (about  6 miles) to Bean Encounters in  
Minooka, IL, about a mile north after the offramp.  Had an excellent  
breve cappa there last night on my way home from playing a folk  
festival in Morris.  (They have a drive-up window too).
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Those heading west from I-55 on =
I-80 might want to detour to the first exit west of the merge (about  =
6 miles) to Bean Encounters in Minooka, IL, about a mile north after the =
offramp.  Had an excellent breve cappa there last night on my way home =
from playing a folk festival in Morris.  (They have a drive-up window =
too).
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When are they going = through Springfield, Illinois? Other than Starbucks, I don't know what = Springfield has, but I'm just 25 miles north on I-55 in Lincoln, = Illinois. I'll have something fresh and delicious fom SM for sure. You = are welcome to stop by if it's in the late afternoon and evening, or = anytime on the weekend. Sadly, the best kept coffee place around, = Einstein's Louisiana Coffee House closed here in Lincoln a couple of = weeks ago, Too small a town to support a purveyor of fine caffeine. Some = folks just refuse to get past Hardee's, McDonald's, and the local donut = shop. Their loss.  
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23) From: Ed Needham
Lexington?  Brett, that's 70 miles from me.  You're not headed through 
Louisville are you?  Springfield to Lexington means going through 
Louisville, right?  I work in Louisville and have a fairly flexible schedule 
if I know a few days in advance.  If you want, we can maybe hook up at a 
restaurant or local coffee place for an hour or so.
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24) From: Brett Mason
Hi Ed,
We missed you!  Louisville was about 3am, and Leington was about 5am.  I did
get photos of the IHQ for Phi Gamma Delta at Sunrise - touching base with my
more base University days...  We continued on to WVA and VA through th4e
course of the day...
Dan Seals indicated a comment:  We may never pass this way again - but then
again we might!
Sorry we missed....
Brett
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25) From: Ed Needham
Too bad.  3am would have been a tough one to make though.  Maybe next time.
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26) From: mirrera
Brett,
It seems you're getting around pretty quickly, so you may already be past these cities, but...
I can heartily second Sandy's DC-area recommendation to go to Murky, though the one in the District is actually at Eastern Market, closer to Capitol Hill than Adams Morgan.
And, strangely, I can also second Darksta986's rather insistent choice of JoJo's on Pratt St. in Hartford.  I just kind of wandered in there one day, and was pleasantly surprised to get a good shot, and have the wife's cappuccino  adorned with latte art.  Maybe not worth going out of your way for, but if you happen to be downtown there...
Anyway, my probably late $.02.
-AdkMike
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27) From: Brett Mason
City Dock Cafe was OK.  A+ in friendly atmosphere and people!  They had
commercial grade Rancilio grinder and espresso machine.  Latte came without
art.  Single espresso was too hot and over extracted.  BUT I rarely find an
espresso I like.  The specialty drinks were OK, but too sweet, too much
flavor add.  Kids liked the iced coffee with enough sugar and creme...  $16
later, I wouldn't go back soon.  But it was better than the local StarBucks=
,
5 doors away...
We had a nice day in Annapolis.  Joel really liked what he heard, and is
beginning to make his plans to attend there... Lots of hurdles ahead, but h=
e
should do OK...
We drove through Washington DC, but stopped and walked through Arlington
Cemetary.  Perhaps the most holy ground in all of DC.  This is the memory I
want my kids to have of Washington DC - remembering the heroes who gave
their todays for all of our tomorrows...
Regards all,Brett
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