My lovely sister Mary read my coffee post with dismay. She realized that I was struggling to cover the coffee question for the trip and acted quickly. An oddly wrapped package arrived just a day before the road trip to Delaware and I brought everything to the beach house.
Lo and behold: a slick coffee grinder with storage space for the beans (about four cups worth) seamlessly integrated with a jar for holding the ground coffee. The detachable handle provides leverage and the ceramic insides provide a better grind than my electric machine at home. Mary is my coffee savior.
Even better, I had the wit to fill it with coffee before departing Hastings! Good thing, as my wife, Dad, and I have very different ideas of what makes a good cup. Here you see me grinding away. The joyful results follow.
I enlisted my wife to take photographs but the oddity of the tablet proved too much. My other lovely daughter, Lia, found it all a giggle and assured me that everything would improve with a better picture of her. Thus one whimsical picture of us both, over coffee, and a final one of her. No coffee, no dad. Just shamelessly upgrading the post with a smile.
Thanks, Mary. :-)