My initial idea was to go to The Train Cars Coffee Shop and do a little remote working. I did manage to find it, wandered through.
The outside of the train cafe
Inside: the menu and staff. They were very friendly and I will take some time there my next trip out that way. I love the sign: "I just want to sip coffee and pet my dog." I'm surprised that wasn't enough to entice me to stay there.
Seating inside the train cafe
I didn't stay there though, finding myself rather indecisive. So Kobi and I wandered down to a park, a short distance away, where we found a little winter wonderland.
I loved the iced-over pond and cross-over bridge. The temperature was moderate and there really wasn't that much snow. Just the remnants here ... at least where I was. I didn't explore much more that day.
Another bridge ... a cross-over from some of the town homes to the park.
Looking out over Barker Reservoir in the distance. I wasn't up for going too far on the snow-covered path. I was still pretty skittish about slipping.
My favorite sound comes from streams and creeks.
After our little wander, I went to another coffee shop I'd passed, New Moon Bakery and Cafe and landed there for a short time. The staff explained several dishes they liked, but I stuck with tried and true, coffee and cake. But I was restless as Kobi waited in the car. I didn't manage to get more than 15 minutes of work done.
In addition, I'm too connected. I got a text while I snacked that my new external drive was waiting on my doorstep. So, I headed home. I didn't want something that valuable sitting out in the open for too long.
I need a road trip. Something I can get my head wrapped around. Something I can get excited about.