|I found my way to Carondolet Park....again.|
|I was getting warm and feeling perspiration on my brow. Not a good thing anytime, but especially bad on a cold day ride.|
There is a shop I've seen off Morganford called Plaza Pastries & Donuts. I'd never been there and now seemed like a great time to head in that direction.
|The shop sets back off of Morganford and it was a bit of a chore to navigate the one way streets.|
When I walked in I told the woman behind the counter I'd been wanting to see what this shop was about. She apologized for being sold out of donuts. All she had left were cupcakes and a couple of cookies. She told me it had been a very busy morning. I assured it was okay since I was there mostly to shed a layer, that I'd been overheating. She was incredulous. She told me when she saw me pull up she thought to herself how cold I must be and here I was telling her I was too warm. No way. I invited her to touch my forehead which was still "glistening". She commented, "Wow, you are hot." I thanked her for noticing and we both had a good laugh.
I took her last chocolate-chip cookie and sat down at one of the two tables. As I ate my cookie I chatted with Aletha. I learned how all this started because her mother was looking for a place to have a daycare. They founded that on one corner of the building, then came the donut shop and next the restaurant which is located in front of the shop and on the main street. While we talked I got to meet her husband. He was working in the restaurant. It is only open Saturday and Sunday for breakfast and lunch. The donut shop is open everyday but Monday. I'm thinking Heather and I need to check out the restaurant some Saturday morning.
Alas, Aletha was shy about me taking her photo. And, I wasn't going to use her name until she gave me a business card with her name on it. Then, I figured it would be alright. She and her husband seem like really good people.
I geared back up with one layer less and headed toward Downtown.