Many times when I travel, I bring back a piece of where I've been. This could be a T-shirt emblazoned with the logo of somewhere I've been or other such souvenir. When I search out the small town diner, and I'm successful at finding just the right place to eat, I want to remember that place, where it's at, and the food there. If they sell a coffee cup, I'd buy a couple and bring home the vessels as gifts for my daughters'.
Joe's Diner in Redondo Beach, CA is such a place. I found the place to be a great spot for breakfast and return there often on visits to the beach cities in Southern California. Their coffee mug, pictured here, is the subject of today's Shadow Shot Sunday. By the way, Shadow Shot Sunday is the creation by Tracy, of the Hey Harriet blog. Check out many fine Shadow Shots at her place and find the guidelines for participation.
Lately, I've been having a few problems drinking coffee in the morning. These days, I find myself starting off the day with a cup of tea. Aside from the obvious blasphemous indications of using a coffee mug as a teacup, I grab whatever porcelin offering is next in line when the kettle starts to boil. This particular day it was the Joe's Diner mug. I opened the tea bag, placed it in the mug and proceeded to pour in the water. I set the mug down on the counter to steep. The sun had just started playing around with shadows in the kitchen, so I grabbed the camera and took a few shots. Today's offering is the result.
I haven't been to Joe's since last July, and I don't have plans to return to Southern California this year, so a trip to Joe's for breakfast will have to wait for the future. At least I can grab the mug and drink in a few memories from one of my sojourns there. Oh, the food. Yes, it's greasy spoon to say the least. And I like to think of the waitresses as Hash House Queens. High fat laden food is not good for you, I know, but then again, I don't eat there, or at any other diner serving the same fare, often enough to clog my arteries. I'm at worse risk from the cross country drive.
Peace to all