March 12 is a Letter, the Letter K.
Here’s the full list of March Colors and Letters.
Self’s letter K is KRAKEN.
Specifically, KRAKEN COFFEE COMPANY, which has a store on Avila Beach, in Central California.
Avila Beach, which she remembers from when son was in college in San Luis Obispo. She visited again last summer, her first stop when California’s mandatory lockdown ended. (And already, last summer feels sooooo long ago)
Avila Beach was a little more crowded, a little more commercial than she remembered from 15 years ago. But she went early, and found parking right in front of the beach. She entered the coffeeshop and asked the young woman behind the counter, “Is it too early for ice cream?” The young woman responded, “It’s never too early for ice cream.”