Monday, March 31, 2008

Downtown Glendale

While visiting The New Boy, I have been able to explore a little bit of the Phoenix area. Years ago, I had stopped by to see an aunt who was living in Glendale, a town in the greater Phoenix area, and so I decided to see what the town is like now. We loaded The Boy up in his stroller and wandered the streets of Downtown Glendale. There are antique stores, tea shops, parks, a library, and much more. The downtown reminds me of Downtown Fullerton or Old Town Camarillo.



The local library is located in a park and of course since The Princess was with us we HAD to go in and look over the used books for sale. I'll show you the treasures I found--tomorrow.







Evidently Marty Robbins once lived in this area--


We were ready for coffee and a snack when we passed the Marty Robbins Plaza and found a wonderful independent coffee house, A Shot of Java.





A Shot of Java is owned by Lisa and was voted 'Best of Phoenix' neighborhood coffee house in 2007, and we can see why!




I highly recommend this coffee shop. When you go to the Phoenix area, stop by for mocha and caramel frappes or an awesome Americano!


10 comments:

ellen b. said...

Glad to see you are getting around and getting your americanos....

Mary said...

It seems you are having a wonderful time. I especially enjoyed the photos.

Blessings,
Mary

Alison Boon said...

MMMM smelling the coffee, delicious. Hi, Willow I've tagged you, hope you don't mind.

Sara said...

You'd make a good public relations person.....maybe Lisa should hire you! Or at least give you a free cup of java next time you visit...

Oh boy, books! I can't wait to see what you came home with.

artgirlATL said...

What a lovely town. Coffee... ummmmmmmm

Islandsparrow said...

can hardly wait to see the books!

Your new grandson is a sweetie.

Sherida said...

I'll keep it in mind. I'm hoping to go with Jason on one of his work trips so I can visit Kiti and the New Boy.

Monica said...

The sky is so blue and it's probably warm there too! Your grandson is getting big! I enjoyed your pictures.

cassie said...

Willow, I saw you also like Revival in Belfast so looked up your blog. Funny thing is I live about 10 miles from downtown Glendale (36+years)and you probably know more about it than I! Now I must go to that coffee shop. Also, my sister lives in Camarillo (unsaved). Small world. Because of Him, Cassie

Barbara said...

Sounds like a nice change from Starbucks which I am becoming disollusioned with.
My son spent some time in Pheonix some years back visiting a friend of ours so nice to see some more photos.