In the Okanogan Valley in northcentral Washington state, I’ve found a wonderful coffee shop in Okanogan – The Salmon Creek Coffee Company. Melanie Mills, the owner has been dreaming about having her own coffee shop for many years and pulled it off in 2011. It’s on a corner right down town and offers locals, visitors, and tourists a great place to hang out and enjoy a cuppa, wine or beer, dine, listen to live music, and sit in a place surrounded by local art and artists. I love it!

My Road to Zion

On my path in life I find myself on back and country roads, highways and byways, traveling through big cities and often landing, if only for a moment, in small towns across the United States.  The diversity, arts, music, and culture of the big cities lure me in while my heart pines for the sense of community that can sometimes be easily found in small towns.

Recently I stumbled upon a coffee shop in a small town in north-central Washington, called Salmon Creek Coffee Company.  This coffee shop occupies a prime retail space in Okanogan – a corner building on the main street with outdoor seating space, many windows that are large, and across from Rawson’s, a very large and well-established outdoor and Western clothing store.

My first visit to Salmon Creek (SCCC) provided exactly what I needed – a warm and colorful space, wi-fi, excellent music in the background…

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