DD coffeeFriday morning, I walked into my favorite Dunkin’ Donuts shop for my much needed cup of coffee, like I do Monday through Friday.   I don’t need to order because they remember – medium black coffee, please.  I sit at the recently wiped table with my iPad and my java, and go about reading, commenting, and firing off posts.  Imagine how excited I was when I saw the WordPress challenge for this week – Good Morning.  I say this because this place is – five days a  week – the start of my “good morning”.

On this particular morning this particular coffee shop was being evaluated.  Well, I couldn’t let this opportunity go by.  I am always telling my family and friends, what a clean, friendly, comfortable environment the DD on route 70 has. Rekta is ready and waiting with a smile on her face and my coffee on the counter before I even get half way across the floor.  Raj, the manager, is constantly making sure things are clean and presentable to the influx of customers.  I sit, drink, blog, and watch for an hour 5 days a week.  This is the place to go for a great cup of coffee, a latte, muffins, and whatever all else you might want to devour, all in a clean and relaxing environment.  They are a part of my Good Mornings and I want people to know it.  So I hunted down the men doing the inspection and let them have it.  I raved about and applauded this place and the staff and told them I would blog about it.  I wanted to say something good, and positive, and kind and I wanted the proper people to hear it.  They seemed pleased.  I know I was.

The day before inspection, I took these shots.  DD’s  (201 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ)  was decorated from ceiling to floor – from wall to wall.  I’ve been going here for about 8 months now, and I gotta tell ya, these people are just as sweet as their frosted donuts!

The Staff – not everyone was there this day, but everyone is friendly and they all help make my morning good.

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I’m not a fan of heights, but this is one height I can deal with.

Jeff and I had a fabulous Saturday.  First we drove south on the Garden State Parkway about 40 miles until we hit Cape May, NJ.  This is the last stop off the parkway.  It’s all about quaint shops, aromatic restaurants, giant old churches, sandy beaches, and more.  We walked, shopped, and enjoyed  a luscious lunch at Gecko’s Southwestern Restaurant in the middle of town.  After walking a little more, we both had a hankering for a good cup of joe, so we hopped into the Kia and headed back 25 miles north, to Ocean City, NJ.  This is one of Jersey’s more famous shore/resort cities, with, yes, you guessed it, shops, restaurant, churches, sandy beaches, and a rather extensive boardwalk.  WITH RIDES!  Jeff indulged my picture taking quirks and stood by as I clicked off a few shots of one of the rides I can still handle.

These are not the tallest of heights, but they still can provide you with a beautiful view of the ocean as well as the city.  It was a bit chilly so I begged off on the ride, but watched others soar to mini-heights as I captured their adventures. Then, finally, we headed off for that cup of joe.


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