Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 27_On the Road to Somewhere_Elkton

​On the way to Florence, OR, we stopped in a town called Elkton on OR Hwy 138. Elkton can be reached off of I-5 at exit 136 on OR Hwy 138 heading west.

As you are driving thru town, slow down, you don't want to miss out on the Coffee House next to a Gas Station just before the High School. Just 100 feet past on the north side is a little mexican food stand with a good sized parking lot. Or do what we did and just park on the shoulder with lights flashing.

What drew our attention was the Hot Dogs standing outside and next to the gas station. AND we had been discussing making coffee shops (unique and small) a new stopping point/hang out as we travel.

Me, DaGirls and A Hot Dog

 Susan had to get into the act

The barista we met was wonderful,

as we order our coffee and 3 buck chuck from the menu.

We both order a blended coffee drink, Susan's was upgraded to a large for free. Our drinks were topped with chocolate coffee beans - Yum. She added 4 shots of espresso to mine as it was going to be a long drive to Florence (45 miles). 

The barista started talking about the local ice cream called Umpqua, she added some of the Umpqua ice cream to our drink, which makes for a creamer blended drink, YUM, of course a Large is too large for me. Next time I need to remember to stick to a medium.

A local customer had stopped by and delivered roses to her shop. Man what smells they produced. All you ladies, the rose to the right of the center dark one will knock your socks off,  the fragrance was incredible.

Susan and I split the 3 buck chuck. Della decided to give it a try also, well almost. Listen folks it is all about the small things in life, small towns and the unexpected stops you/we make. If you are ever in Elkton, OR. Stop, take a moment, check out the coffee shop and gas station. Inside you just might see the 1971 Ford Torino inside. Wish I had taken a photo.

Safe Travels & Journeys

from DaGirls         "Della                     &                Tilly"