Often when I travel, I bring along a little assortment of tea. It seemed especially important to do so for last week's trip to Oregon, since I knew the weather would be cool and I'd likely be spending a lot of time reading and wanting a warm mug next to me. Tazo's Joy - their Christmas blend - has long been a favorite, and I stock up as soon as it appears around Thanksgiving.
Tea, of course, wasn't the only yummy thing about our visit to the coast. Here are some other highlights:
~Many hours on the beach, walking and reading.
~Finding peonies at the farmer's market! In July!
~Freshly baked cookies from Waves of Grain, a local bakery - moist and perfect.
~Enormous sugar snap peas at the farmer's market, perfect for snacking on at the beach, a long favorite.
~The constant sound of the ocean.
~Being able to sleep with the windows open - so incredibly quiet and cool.
~The glistening shore at low tide, mist and fog.
~Exuberant gardens around town.
~The silouettes of mountains and evergreens on the horizon (Houston is really flat.)
~Being able to wear sweatshirts, scarves, and even hats in July (Houston is really hot.)
So make a cup of tea, close your eyes for a moment, and imagine you're soaking up some of this peace as well.
More Tea Tuesday here.