Next we traveled a few blocks north to the Denton Square, where we ordered hot tea and a cup of joe from the Jupiter House. This has become one of our favorite places to sit and read on the weekends. Hipsters, artist, and intellectuals surrounded us as we sipped our caffeine and surfed the web. This establishment is owned by Joey Hawkins, the winner of the United Way's Dancing with the Stars competition. He and Chris became fast friends while preparing for the event last fall.
After several hours of reading, writing, talking, and thinking, we decided we needed something a little more stout to drink. We made our way up the block to the Oak Street Draft House, our favorite place to sit outdoors and enjoy the spirits. The place was already crowded by 4:00 in the afternoon. I ordered a raspberry beer, and Chris got the house special, #29. We found a set of colorful metal chairs surrounding a wooden spool table, and we cozied up next to each other. While Chris read The Heath Brother's newest book, Decisive, I launched into Jonah Berger's book, Contagious. We listened to all the conversations taking place around us, and we people watched.
When we set out for the day, our primary destinations were the recently opened Natural Grocers and Kohl's. We'd received a few coupons in the mail for grass-fed, organic beef and pound of free almonds, so we headed to the health food store where we were greeted with a smile. The place was a bit pricey, but we enjoyed perusing the aisles, finding all kinds of unique products from seaweed chips to flavored tofu. At Kohl's we purchased new bath and dish towels, using a digital 15% off coupon from my favorite I-Phone app, Coupon Sherpa. I love discounts and freebies!
Our day in Denton was delightful, and we are both so grateful to call this place home.