Ah, Mondays. Since I’ve reduced my work at the hostel, Monday is in the middle of my “weekend” if you want to call it that. But I try to work on something most of the days I’m not at the hostel. And I feel like Monday has become my most frustrating day, as 2 PM rolls around and I feel like I’ve gotten jack accomplished.
This is the time I usually make an effort to leave the house. If anything, getting out is at least something. And a convenient “getting out” place? A coffee shop, of course. I can sip on a strong beverage while drawing, writing, or scheming. And how convenient, it’s the Coffeeneuring Challenge, so I can get in a challenge ride as well!
For the cafe, I chose The Arbor Lodge Coffee at N Rosa Parks Way and N Interstate Ave in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood. This cafe is just a couple miles from my house, yet I rarely go there it seems (unless it’s during Coffeeneuring Challenge.)
Despite what I said last time about not ordering drip late in the day, that’s what I ended up doing. This was either because I was running on autopilot, or being thrifty, I forget. It was…okay, but definitely had that added bitterness of late-day drip.
I sat outside to draw. This was the last day of the “Indian Summer” we’d been having, a solid two weeks of sun and mild temps. It eventually reached 69F/20C, possibly the last real balmy day of this year. Ah.
After coffee, I decided to seize the moment. Today may possibly be the last chance for a good Sunset Burrito Club! So I ran over to Azteca for a veggie burrito, then high-tailed it to The Dog Bowl, aka Rivendell Ridge, on the bluffs overlooking the Willamette River. It was a great little sunset burrito, even if the burrito was kinda meh.*
After the sun set, the temperature lowered rapidly. I layered up and rode over to the Lucky Lab brewpub on N Killingsworth St for a couple beers while working on some more art and stuff.
- Distance Travelled: approx. 6 miles
- Bike used: Robin Hood three speed
- Coffee shop: Arbor Lodge
- Type of coffee: house, drip
*I feel like they haven’t been “on their game” the past couple months, and have talked to others that feel the same.