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The air is crisp.  There are still droplets of dew catching the rising sun’s glimmer in their tiny worlds as they slide off the sheen of green leaves, flower petals, and blades of fresh cut grass.  Birds are singing their testament to the good day that I’m about to embark upon.  Early morning is the right time for my daughter and me to begin our exploration of our favorite beach spot.  The only way to make this good day better, this good day to a great day is to brew up some of the best selling coffee for my Keurig: a Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup.  My true fuel for the hike, climb and wading toward a secret spot on the beach.

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We park along a narrow corridor, my daughter with sunglasses and her favorite stuffed chipmunk and me, a camera to catch every new and exciting discovery and my thermos filled with my coffee fuel.

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“Lift me onto the wall,” she says as I sweep her up and place her on the sea wall we both have to scale before entering the calm sea down a broken set of stairs, that drop us off into the sea.  Around this corner is 100 yards, north and south of limestone ledges, tide pools with conch, crabs, and the occasional visiting fish.  Anglers are patiently waiting for a snapper, or the occasional threat of a fighting shark, and snorkelers are exploring this natural reef that is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the public beach area.

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I take another sip from my coffee mug and take it all in.  Green Mountain Coffee is exceptionally smooth and perfectly balanced for a harmonious blend of flavor, body and aroma.   And spending a day exploring and admiring the world we live in with my little girl is the perfect way to spend my morning.  Watching her with eager eyes as she finds out that crabs do pinch, conch live in every pretty shell she wishes she could take home and that fish wouldn’t make a good pet because they don’t like to cuddle, is a truly good day for us both.   This is the perfect spot to go shelling.  So many shells brought to the shore and tops of the rocks by the tide.  Everyone is a masterpiece of its own, and neither her nor I have enough room in our pockets to cherish them all.

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After a full morning, the sun starts beating down on our heads and backs and we make our trek back to where we began.  I take the last sip of my cup and know how lucky we really are to have such beautiful creations of nature right at our fingertips.  It’s was a great day for her and she’s inspired to explore every last tide pool on the way back home as well.

Having some Green Mountain Coffee is just a way to make a good day a little bit better. My advice would be, brew yourself up a cup and embark on an adventure of your own.

Thank you to Green Mountain Coffee and Technorati for being sponsors of this article. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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