Have you heard the news? The Dutch have arrived in Sonoma! On May 16, after two months of construction, Dutch Bros. Coffee FINALLY opened their windows — a drive-thru and walk-up — with a day of free coffee for EVERYONE, as is part of the Dutch Bros experience [first ever visitors get a free drink]. And I have been there every day since opening, for many reasons which I’m about to share!
It’s hard to imagine Memorial Day weekend having a more indepth purpose than what it has become — an unofficial kickoff to summer, a three day weekend, BBQs, and sales on big ticket items. However, forgotten in the midst of these celebrations are the wars fought, the men and women who came home injured and broken, and those who selflessly and voluntarily gave their life for this country.
I find myself completely shocked that I actually care about celebrating Mother’s Day this year. My son, a “threenager,” will not understand the history behind this day — honoring the maternal bond, whether biological or by beautiful happenstance.