Had a very fun and coffee filled day today with catladynextdoor. I know I posted these pictures already, just wanted to condense them into a single a post. Today was the first day that really felt like spring. Activities & items not pictured: walks outside without sweatshirts, bike ride, fruit salad, cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, copious amounts of produce from the shady produce stand inside grand ave, bubble tea, industri cafe lunch, home made waffles, cats, etc.

I highly recommend the free factory tour of Stone Creek Coffee on 5th & St. Paul. The tour was conducted by the knowledgable Christian their Director of Coffee, and included a really great presentation of how coffee gets from the farm to your cup, including an overview of the coffee cherry itself, different coffee growing origins (and when they started growing coffee), different processes for separating the seeds from the fruit (wet process / dry process / honey process), and much more. Included free coffee & a shot of espresso! I was really impressed!

Saw some interesting things at the One Trick Pony flea market today at Anodyne. 

odds & ends
(Objects courtesy Alt’s Antiques)

odds & ends

(Objects courtesy Alt’s Antiques)

we tried to run but they wouldn’t let us go

One of the little metal creatures I bought from an Art In Bloom vendor at The Milwaukee Art Museum last weekend.

One of the little metal creatures I bought from an Art In Bloom vendor at The Milwaukee Art Museum last weekend.

Looking south from the Kilbourn Ave. bridge.

Looking south from the Kilbourn Ave. bridge.

On the north ave. bridge, on one of our first walks of the year!