Small Town Simple

The Simplicity Adventures of a Mother and Daughter

The Spirit of Adventure – Country Java

Aren’t we all guilty of this one?  We live in our small towns and our big cities but we don’t explore the wonderful places that are located in our own back yard?  But getting to know your own town or city truly brings a new dimension to where you live.  Such is the case with the warm and inviting coffee house in Denison, Texas called Country Java aka CJ’s.  Located on Main Street, where so much fun happens in Denison,  it is a staple for great coffee, breakfast pastries and a whole menu of sandwiches, soups, etc.  Lauren and I were thrilled when we first discovered the coffee shop because we knew right away we had a “go to” place when we needed a moment to escape and just talk.  Sometimes my little grandson is in tow and he is quite content to share our moment as long as we put one of CJ’s smoothies in front of him.  A year and a half old and give him time and he will practically down the whole thing by himself!  I’ve dined in the shop by myself more than once and have felt so very much at ease.  And Lauren has her eye on their brown sugar latte – a great way to entice autumn!  Run by a friendly and helpful staff, there is plenty of seating inside and even more outside.  But the best part is the spirit the coffee house evokes.  It is a great place to pause, to think, to read, to write, to chat or to watch while holding that hot cup of java and enjoying a bite to eat.

Country Java

CJ's

CJ's

CJ's

CJ's

CJ's

We can all experience adventure by going far.  But the wonderful, simple moments also occur close at hand, right in our own backyard – as the saying goes.  So look for the new, the unexplored, the not-yet- experienced.  “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”  Lao Tzu

Check out Country Java’s website for hours and a look at their menu.  If you are ever in the area, stop by.  You won’t be disappointed.

xo, Carolyn

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