And while the bookstore had a lot of good books of all sorts - spiritual devotionals, children's books, an assortment of bibles, and a nice selection of gifts, I was drawn to something else.
The coffee bar.
And smoothie bar.
And home-made lunches.
As a person who works downtown - I've tired of the usual lunch-fare on the days I either forget to bring lunch (or more likely didn't cook the night before and had no left-overs to bring. Read: Why I need to take the class...) It's the same 'ol same 'ol stuff - week after week - and although I'd seen the signs that Higher Grounds served lunch and drinks, I never gave it much thought.
Boy, was I wrong.
I keep trying to come up with reasons I need to walk in their direction - for the smoothies alone.
My colleague and I have been there three times - Three Times - in the past five work days.
I think I may just hear another strawberry-lemonade smoothie calling my name. Right now.
And the best part? The prices are unbelievable - and way cheaper than any of the downtown lunch spots we've been frequenting.
The only down side - the horrible brain-burn I inevitably give myself every time I get one of those frozen treats - because I can't contain myself and start slurping them down immediately.
Not very lady-like, I know, but they are oh, so good.
And I think I can handle a little brain-burn now and then - for such a yummy treat.