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Old 07-26-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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The highlight of my week in summer is taking a day trip. We just got back from Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony) in the beautiful Berkshires, for the Sat. morning rehearsal for the Sun. afternoon concert. The gorgeous sounds of the orchestra floating out onto the lazy summer lawns with picnickers being quiet and soaking up the sun or sitting in the shade, having a light champagne, etc was sheer heaven. It reminded me of a Seurat painting depicting a life of leisure in soft impressionist color. I wish I could have taken a snapshot of those hours. Got home just in time for happy hour. So grateful this summer is going so well; unusual and really nice.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Xtreme SW Tennessee
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Depends what season, what day. This time of year, the high point/s would be time spent outside; morning coffee in the swing or at the outdoor table, work in the flowers dead-heading, weeding, other yard work, and lolling about on the deck or in the pool. Sometimes, weather permitting, sitting under a tree on chaise reading. I guess, during spring, summer & fall, it is all about being outdoors. Get up when we want. Go to bed when we want. Eat when we want. This last is something new, as hubby's granddaughter who lives with us graduated high school in May & is working. Our schedule.....high points, low points, all, used to revolve around her day. We are NOW, truly retired, I guess.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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Everyone retired seems to be enjoying their morning coffee so much, I'd like to take a poll on the best brands, lol.

Which beans have the richest, smoothest taste? Do you grind fresh? (a bit off topic but it is all about enjoyment)
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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The highlight of my week in summer is taking a day trip. We just got back from Tanglewood (summer home of the Boston Symphony) in the beautiful Berkshires, for the Sat. morning rehearsal for the Sun. afternoon concert. The gorgeous sounds of the orchestra floating out onto the lazy summer lawns with picnickers being quiet and soaking up the sun or sitting in the shade, having a light champagne, etc was sheer heaven. It reminded me of a Seurat painting depicting a life of leisure in soft impressionist color. I wish I could have taken a snapshot of those hours. Got home just in time for happy hour. So grateful this summer is going so well; unusual and really nice.
You had a perfect day for Tanglewood!!!!!! It's wonderful there when the weather is clear and sunny and bright--the scenery is spectacular as well as the music.

I ended up doing something much more mundane. Going to Home Depot--but I drove a little bit further and went to a beautiful farm and got corn on the cob and other fresh vegetables. That's a typical day, a little bit of gardening, little bit of buying things, doing what you feel like doing when you feel like doing it. Oh--I saw a sign that said George Washington Visit and had time to read it and then went home and looked it up. If I weren't retired I never would have been able to stop and find out about George's visit.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Everyone retired seems to be enjoying their morning coffee so much, I'd like to take a poll on the best brands, lol.

Which beans have the richest, smoothest taste? Do you grind fresh? (a bit off topic but it is all about enjoyment)
Yuban or Folgers instant since I'm the only one that drinks one cup in the AM while reading the paper or on CD.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Everyone retired seems to be enjoying their morning coffee so much, I'd like to take a poll on the best brands, lol.

Which beans have the richest, smoothest taste? Do you grind fresh? (a bit off topic but it is all about enjoyment)
Peet's Coffee, freshly ground, first thing in the morning. Don't talk to me until I'm on my second cup!.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:21 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Peet's Coffee, freshly ground, first thing in the morning. Don't talk to me until I'm on my second cup!.
Ditto. Peet's coffee freshly ground. Curmudgeon knows what's good.

or New England Coffee Roasters freshly ground but that's regional around here.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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Everyone retired seems to be enjoying their morning coffee so much, I'd like to take a poll on the best brands, lol.

Which beans have the richest, smoothest taste? Do you grind fresh? (a bit off topic but it is all about enjoyment)
Our standard brews are Community and French Market coffee-and-chicory blends.

We travel frequently and usually buy local espresso beans wherever we're visiting, just before heading home. (Our favorite souvenirs are coffee, wine, and chocolate.)
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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Everyone retired seems to be enjoying their morning coffee so much, I'd like to take a poll on the best brands, lol.

Which beans have the richest, smoothest taste? Do you grind fresh? (a bit off topic but it is all about enjoyment)
Community Coffee Dark Roast, ground.

But not during the summer months.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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morning.

Its the time I feel the best.
I agree. Waking up not having to go to work is the best part of the day
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