Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Road Trip : Honey Bear Brown

On the road again, Sunday drivers trailing along...

We fuel up on a road side diner, for some old fashion breakfast special, and a hot pot of coffee served up in a mug.
I love waitresses; I do.

And, I am all about honey spoon stirred into my coffee as well.
If my chance I cannot find my Honey Bear, a pour spout of syrup will do.

And I love a big booth too.
I like the smell of dusty old cafe curtains to compliments the condiments.
I prefer the mix of low lamp light and natural light anytime I dine.

I like to read the laundry list of Specials up on the board.
I like to know I can show to do this by day or by night and all the way through.

We grocery shop along the trail leading back to home.
Fresh fruits abound, nuts and seeds, even eggs from the chicken coop out back.
Honey, honey, honey. Not far there is a "Honey Tasting Room" that you can find
in Piru. Piru Canyon Honey by Bennett Honey.

Francisco's Fruits along Hwy 126 is a necessary stop on the route back home. We peel in just before the close at 8:30pm!
Last time we ran in at 8:35, and they still let us in.

With our health and our happiness in mind, we gather up all our sources
and search out our hunt.

We stack up on our dried fruit treats.
Tamarinds are my personal feasts, tucked in glass candy dishes, piled high in mixing bowls, and more filed away in the pantry cupboard.

We find treasures other than the veggie kind.
I like to stick to the honey theme when it comes to my skin.
The Beeswax Skin Cream soaks right in.
The Ojai Valley Bee Farm has a full product menu to choose from including my favorite Cherimoya lip balm.

27 comments:

drollgirl said...

ooooooh, i love me some honey too!!! i especially love when the honey comb is included in the jar! YUM-E!!!

and that vw bug is so adorable!

myan photography/zuppaartista said...

ooo looks like a fun roadtrip!
we love greasy spoons!!
and i never thought about honey in my coffee! sounds yummy! thanks for the tip! :)

Gabbi said...

Lovely and yummy road-trip dear Teri... very much a fan of dinners also. The comforting smells especially!

Manon Doyle said...

That would be a fabulous road trip! You lucky girl!
i love honey....mmmmm

StarvnRtist said...

Hubby told me to tell you 'nice bug'.

Shadow said...

you make the ordinary extraordinary. i guess its all about HOW we look at things, right? right!

TERI REES WANG said...

I love it when I find a friend of a friend who makes their own Honey; what a score!

It's stops allergies instantly.
It makes a good black head facial too.

And yes, it is the route that reveals itself, more than the destination.

Be well. Enjoy the view.

down and out chic said...

sounds like a great day and i LOVE that bug.

CathM said...

Sounds like it was a fab road trip :) ps what cool pix

ANN said...

I love road trips! This looks like fun :)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful post :)

lovelyvelo said...

Visiting your blog for the first time after seeing your comment on my Coco+Kelley vacation post - thanks! Gotta love a road trip, and in that bug no less... perfection!

Beach Vintage said...

What a ball. Loving the VW.

Gary Heller said...

Teri,road trips are the gratest especially stopping at the local mom and pop diners with the low lighting and smell of good home cooking absorbed into the old curtains and walls.
The journey and travel are the best part and often times not even having a destination in particular is cool.
Thanks for your wonderful comment on my last raod trip to the fingerlakes of New York.
btw, I also love and appreciate waitresses and often get scolded for leaving too much tip. . .
Thanks for this great read.

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image at the top is fantastic.
great car!

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Lollipop Events and Designs said...

I love honey bears!!

Rachel Follett said...

I love how you described the diner. So true!

Kellie Collis said...

That little shop looks just beautiful x

The Cottage Cheese said...

I love honey so much! I have an old (1940's ?) honey cookbook that I haven't really used yet, but I'd really like to try some of the baking recipes. Your road trip sounds like so much fun. Is that your beautiful VW?

SHOKOOFEH said...

I like these photos! :)

and thank you so much for visiting my blog.


:)

Kristen Sara said...

I love that bear bottle, filled with syrup/honey. Reminds me of being a kid!!

Marmsk said...

Gosh Terri, emotive words and wonderful pictures. All to paint a lovely portrait of the world around you. Eileen

nkp said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day.

josephine said...

looks like an awesome roadtrip!

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brown said...

This is how popular a honey in bear bottle is; it seems like anywhere you go, one way or the other you're going to see one, even at the farthest local diner.

Bart said...

Wow, you're right Brown! Honey in bear bottle sure is common. I didn't thought of it being common on dinner tables alone but it is in diners and restaurants too.