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  • Hello Temecula

    Posted on July 5th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We headed for Temecula to share the grapes with Jon before he heads home!  We went to Falkner for a taste and then dined at Pinnacle which is the rest restaurant in Temecula Wine Country.  We then headed to Great Grandmother Feltz’ home so Jon could pay a visit,  Sue and Paul went to the local winery about 1.5 miles from her home while Jon visited.  We picked Jon up after about and hour and headed to Thornton Winery to pick up some wine and replenish our Champagne closet!  Join the fun!

    We cam, we tasted, we departed!

    We cam, we tasted, we departed!

    We called Greg and had him meet us at the Himalayan Grill for an abbreviated dinner!  When we got home, sue headed for the treadmill and Jon headed for the sack!  We wore him out!  Sue and watched a movie and some of our serials!  We crashed at midnight!  Big day tomorrow.

     

  • Fun With Family And Friends

    Posted on July 4th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Happy Birthday America!  Pete and Lisa joined uu mid afternoon and then all five of us headed for Old Ranch where we met up with 70 of our family and friends to celebrate the day! Join the fun!

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  • Another Busy Day

    Posted on July 3rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    It was a special day as Jon (our grandson_ was with us all day! We tried to play golf at Old Ranch but alas, it was a zoo!  We decided to have  breakfast at Catal in Disneyland (champagne) and then visited our friend Dominic at Torilla Joe’s (margarita) !

     

    Jon always makes the day special!!

    Jon, at Catal,  always makes the day special!!

    Then a short stop at BevMo, the back and then off to Patty’s Place (martini).  We went home for some gardening and a small nap before heading to Malarkey’s for July 3rd fireworks!  Join the fun!

    Fun with friends...

    Fun with friends…

    We wondered when the fireworks should start…  Now we know more than we needed too!

    Now we really know about sunset!

    Now we really know about sunset!

    We love our country

    We love our country

    We departed Malarkey’s about 10:00 when the traffic died down.  Jon napped on the way home!

  • Busy Day!

    Posted on July 2nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    Time for the Water Taxi! Join the fun!

    Fun with family and friends

    Fun with family and friends

  • Golf And Awaiting Jon

    Posted on July 1st, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul did the morning walk and it was quite humid!

    Night day for golf!

    Night day for golf!

    Took a new route and discovered some other interesting things…

    Religion is still alive in our part of town

    Religion is still alive in our part of town

    Simply magnificent

    Simply magnificent

  • It’s A Golf And Taco Tuesday Day!

    Posted on June 30th, 2015 Paul No comments

    It all started with a walk!  This morning was a  50 minute walk as we had some things to do in preparation for our 26 year old grandson, Jon, to arrive tomorrow!  He is a delightful young man who we dearly love!

    Paul walks so fast they had to put up a speed trap!

    Paul walks so fast they had to put up a speed trap!

    Paul keeps his eyes our for “interesting stuff” during the walks so this morning we found bright little cacti and iron flamingos!

    The cacti were beautiful

    The cacti were beautiful

    Iron flamingos?

    Iron flamingos?  Sounds like the name of a rock band!

    Paul worked a little in the garden upon returning from the walk and Sue made a great breakfast before heading to Old Ranch for Golf.

    We played fourteen holes as the weather got cold and the “freak storm” was heading out direction.  James played only nine as he had the annual bar-b-Que to attend at 5:00.  We did happy hour and Bob came over to the invitations to the Starlighters so he could add the presidents letter before they get mailed.

    Dressed for the holiday

    Dressed for the holiday

    The thunderstorm came west from OC and passed over us

    The thunderstorm came west from OC and passed over us

    James was wearing some interesting colors

    James was wearing some interesting colors

    Bob joined us for a while

    Bob joined us for a while

    We watched two old movies while Sue did the treadmill before crashing.

     

  • Chores And Malarkey’s… An Easy Day!

    Posted on June 29th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had to do the Starlighter’s invitations today so after printing them off Paul took a 45 minute walk.  Upon return Sue did the bills and invitations while Paul worked in the front yard planting onions and doing some cleanup!  Our asparagus plants seem to be doing well.

    We went to the market and just had enough time to get ready for Malarkey’s.  We met up with Greg and laughed and giggled for two hours!  It’s amazing how time flies when you are with good friends.

    One hell of an Irish Bar!

    One hell of an Irish Bar!

    Sue did the treadmill after we returned and we watched an old Adam Sandler movie which was quite funny.

  • Walked Five Miles, Tasted Wine, And Had Dinner With Friends!

    Posted on June 28th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul hit the trail a little early today and did the walk around our local community. It took an hour and forty-five minutes and 10,500 steps but he made it!  Good for the ticker! See some snapshots!

    This is what file miles looks like!

    This is what file miles looks like!

    Upon return, we did some chores before heading to Newport Harbor Elks for an afternoon of wine tasting!   The wine tasting is for charity, as most Elks events are.  We bought a case of various wines and had a great time with Nita, Bob and Donna, and Will and Iris.  Great fun, please join us!

    Fun fun fun

    Fun fun fun

    Newport Elks has a fabulous location right on the water!

    Newport Elks has a fabulous location right on the water!

    Sue is the professional taster!

    Sue is the professional taster!

    Our kids were out and about also… Amy and son Joe and the little ones were at Disneyland.  We got this text picture. Looking good!

    Joe and Amy at Disneyland doing "A Walk In Walt's Shoes" tour

    Joe and Amy at Disneyland doing “A Walk In Walt’s Shoes” tour

    At 4:30 we went over to the The Winery in Newport Beach and had a great dinner!  Craig and Marianne joined our group for dinner.  Paul tried the Organic Turner New Zealand Venison and it was outstanding!  Donna, Bob, and Paul killed off two bottles of an excellent wine!

    It was an elegant setting... We really had a great time

    It was an elegant setting… We really had a great time

    After all, it is called "The Winery"

    After all, it is called “The Winery”

    Donna 'splains the situation to us!

    Donna ‘splains the situation to us!

    We headed home to do the treadmill and the sun gave us a nice surprise!  It stayed beautiful for almost 15 minutes as we got off the freeway and made it home.

    It was a magnificent sunset!

    It was a magnificent sunset!

  • Lunch, Gardening-Treadmill, Dancing

    Posted on June 27th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul started out with a walk before returning home to work a bit in the garden.  Visit our garden.

    We got cleaned up and get ready for lunch at Thailusion, our local Thai restaurant.  Their food is quite delicious and we enjoy the restaurant and staff.

    “What is Thai food? Every country in the world has its own food profile. It reflects its culture, environment, ingenuity and values. In the case of Thailand, these words come to mind: intricacy; attention to detail; texture; color; taste; and the use of ingredients with medicinal benefits, as well as good flavor.
    We not only pay attention to how a dish tastes: we are also concerned about how it looks, how it smells, and how it fits in with the rest of the meal. We think of all parts of the meal as a whole – sum rap Thai (the way Thais eat), is the term we use for the unique components that make up a characteristically Thai meal.”

    We ordered “Fireman’s Curry”.  Green curry paste prepared with coconut milk and hot sesame oil, bell pepper, basil leaves, cilantro, carrots, button mushrooms, green peas, squash, and Thai chili. This delicious recipe was created by our own fireman and is served at the station during his cooking shift! “Kaeng Pa litterally means “Jungle Curry” or curry paste and whatever is available innature to add.

    Lunch at ThatTaion is always an adventure

    Lunch at Thatlusion is always an adventure

    We came home and did chores and used the treadmill before cleaning up and heading for the Garden Grove Elks.  When we arrived Paul saw several antennas set up… It was obviously Amateur Radio field day!    Field Day is an annual amateur radio exercise, widely sponsored by IARU regions and member organizations, encouraging emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators. In the United States, it is typically the largest single emergency preparedness exercise in the country, with over 30,000 operators participating each year. Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday.

    In the Elks parking lot I saw a lot of antennas!

    In the Elks parking lot I saw a lot of antennas!

    The “ham shack” was open for business!  Paul shared stories with the two operators between dances.

    It was Amateur Radio Field Day

    It was Amateur Radio Field Day

    Jon Destry played this evening and as expected we were well entertained and the music was varied and great!  We all had a good time.  We were there with the Branders, Zaitz, and Nita.

    Jon Destry had us in stitches all evening!

    Jon Destry had us in stitches all evening!

  • Disneyland And Dancing

    Posted on June 26th, 2015 Paul No comments

    “Maybe it’s true that life begins at 50… but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.”- Phyllis Diller

    We departed for Disneyland after the morning walk.  We decided to do lunch at the Carthay Circle Restaurant inside California Adventure.

    A beautiful warm day to be inside!

    A beautiful warm day to be inside!

    It was in the 80’s outside but in the 60’s inside… B-r-r-r-r-r

    Carthey Circle Dining

    Carthay Circle Dining Room

    We made a special order and they came through!  Sue’s meal was delicious with perfect vegetables!

    Excellent veggie lunch!

    Excellent veggie lunch!

    Paul got the steak salad and was surprised to see the steak on the side!

    Steak salad, southern style

    Steak salad, southern style

    We procured a bottle of wine for the lunch!

    Mommy and daddy wine glasses

    Mommy and daddy wine glasses

    We walked over to Disneyland and rode the Pirates of the Carribbean as well as the Jungle Boats before proceeding to Catal and visiting everyone!  After a couple of drinks we drove the 3.9 miles to the Garden GRove Elks and danced until 10:00 with friends.

    Friends at Garden Grove Elks

    Friends at Garden Grove Elks

    When we got home, we had a small glass of wine and then crashed.  The day is going to be busy… Duh!

    Paul is so happy to have Sue around to keep him straight

    Paul is so happy to have Sue around to keep him straight

     

  • Tomato Day!

    Posted on June 25th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul took the morning walk and then we teamed up and did tomato sauce all day!  Making the tomato sauce with your best friend is fantastic as well work so well together it seemed that time flew!  We picked, boiled, cooled, peeled, seeded, squished, processed, and boiled for hours!   Join the fun

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    Love those tomatoes!

    After cleaning up and doing some treadmill and gardening we headed for Patty’s Place to have a bite before going to dance.  Patty’s Place in Seal Beach is great as we are now getting to know the locals and we always meet someone new!

    Patty's Place is our favorite watering hole

    Patty’s Place is our favorite watering hole

    We have the seat with the view!

    We have the seat with the view!

    We departed Patty’s about 6:30 so we could get to the Phoenix Club at 7:00 and meet up with everyone!  Greg joined us and the table expanded to about 16 people!  Yeah friends!

    Love those ties!

    Love those ties!

    The band was outstanding this evenig and we had some young ones

    The band was outstanding this evenig and we had some young ones

     

  • Wednesday… Time For Golf!

    Posted on June 24th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We played golf and finally got the tickets to Trump!  What a chore that was!  Thanks to David and Greg, we captured 12 on the spot and then ordered eight more on-line (finally after their website came up!)

    Beautiful day for golf

    Beautiful day for golf

    His face is back to normal....

    His face is back to normal….

    After doing a "Trump run for tickets", Paul joined us on the back nine!

    After doing a “Trump run for tickets”, Paul joined us on the back nine!

    A C-17 flew right over us

    A C-17 flew right over us

    Becca took Lilly for her first swimming lesson!

    Becca took Lilly for her first swimming lesson!

  • We Back!

    Posted on June 23rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    This morning we departed San Jose at 9:00 and went to Lodi to meet up with Aunt Kaye and Cousin Tom at Strings Italian Restaurant.  We spend two hours visiting and eating!

    Strings... Great dining and outstanding service

    Strings… Great dining and outstanding service

    Lodi is a city located in San Joaquin County, California, in the northern portion of California’s Central Valley. The population was 62,134 at the 2010 census. Its estimated population as of July 1, 2013 was 63,338.  Lodi is best known for being a center of wine production (the “Zinfandel Capital of the World”),  although its vintages have traditionally been less prestigious than those of Sonoma and Napa counties. However, in recent years, the Lodi Appellation has become increasingly respected for its Zinfandel wine and other eclectic varietals. National recognition came from the Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Lodi.” Nearby Woodbridge is the home of the well known winery, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi. Mondavi grew up in Lodi, and Mondavi Winery is considered[by whom?] one of the most influential in the American wine industry.

    Aunt Kay and Cousin Tom

    Aunt Kay and Cousin Tom

    We departed about 1:30 and arrived home at 9:00.  We took Highway 99 which was not too bad today.  In Bakersfield it was 100 degrees!  Inside the car was just fine!

  • Off And Running

    Posted on June 22nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We headed north to Alaska…. No just kidding… North to Saratoga to visit the Porters and have dinner.  It’s always great to see them and catch up!

    Saratoga  is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. It is located on the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, directly west of San Jose, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The population was 29,926 at the 2010 census. Located on the Western edge of the Silicon Valley, Saratoga is known locally for its suburban small-town feel, wineries, and high-end boutiques. In 2008 CNN/Money ranked Saratoga number 4 in its listing of top-earning towns.[Saratoga also was ranked by Forbes in 2009 as one of America’s top 20 most-educated small towns. In 2010 Bloomberg Businessweek named Saratoga the most expensive suburb in California. Bloomberg Businessweek also named Saratoga’s zip code 95070 the 18th richest zip code in America in 2011.

    In the early 1950s, animator and future Gumby creator Art Clokey produced stop motion commercials for Pea Soup Andersen’s. In 2012 it was noted that the restaurant sold 500 to 600 gallons of pea soup in a day.

    We stopped by Andersens Split Pea Soup and Bu’ellton… Always good grub!

    Good groceries

    Good groceries

    The original Andersen’s restaurant was founded in 1924 by Anton Andersen and his wife Juliette. Anton Andersen was born in Denmark and had received training in the restaurant business in Europe and New York City. Juliette was born in France. Anton and Juliette purchased property in the small town of Buellton, California, in Santa Barbara County. Buellton and neighboring Solvang were the focus of a Danish colony of Danish Americans and recent immigrants. They opened a small restaurant and named it “Andersen’s Electric Cafe” in honor of their proudest possession, a new electric stove.

  • Fathers Day… We Celebrated

    Posted on June 21st, 2015 Paul No comments

    We were asked by Joe’s in-laws to join them for Father Day at Chomp. We had a great time catching up and planning for our upcoming escapades!

    Joe offers Amy "Kiddie Chopsticks"

    Joe offers Amy “Kiddie Chopsticks”

    Paul had to replace the battery in the Avalon while Sue did the treadmill. We then headed for the Santa Ana Elks Lodge for the monthly Jam Session!  Robin and Nick joined us at the Jam Session and we had a great time visiting… and dancing!

  • Dine. Musical, Dance…. Yes!

    Posted on June 20th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We walked and did some chores before heading to Seasons 52 for lunch and a great lunch it was.  We then went over to the OC Performing Arts Center to  see “Motown”.  Fantastic performance.

    Motown: The Musical is a Broadway jukebox musical. With a book by Berry Gordy, based on his 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, the musical is based on the story of Gordy’s founding and running of the Motown record label, and his personal and professional relationships with Motown artists such as Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, and Michael Jackson. The music and lyrics for the musical are taken from selections from the Motown catalog. The musical premiered on Broadway in April 2013.

    Motown... The feets were tapping!

    Motown… The feets were tapping!

    We went to the Center Club for cocktails after the show and met up with Beverly, a dancing friend, before heading to the Garden GRove Elks and dancing until about 10:00 with “Full Spectrum”.

  • Golf And Dancing Makes For A Great Day

    Posted on June 19th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast with James before playing eighteen holes!  It was a pretty good day!

    The course is so beautiful this time of year

    The course is so beautiful this time of year

    A study done by Reebok showed that golfers who walk and carry burn approximately 55 percent more calories than those who ride in a cart. The amount of calories varies by distance walked and also the metabolic rate of the golfer. But fitness experts estimate you’ll burn roughly 1,500 calories during a four-hour round. You must burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound.

    All the details you might want

    All the details you might want

    We walked the course

    We walked the course

    After the game and some Happy Hour, we headed home to freshen up and then to Newport Harbor Elks for an evening with Donna, Bob, and Gene DeValle!  Great fun was had by all!

    1935 Harley-Davison on display

    1935 Harley-Davison on display

    Gene DeValle played fantastic music all evening

    Gene DeValle played fantastic music all evening

    We must rent one of these and go dancing on the harbor

    We must rent one of these and go dancing on the harbor

    Enjoying our glass of vino

    Enjoying our glass of vino

    Great times with Donna and Bob

    Great times with Donna and Bob

    Heading for home because, guess what, tomorrow is a bog day!

  • Morning Walk, Chores and Dancing!

    Posted on June 18th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul did the morning walk and went to AAA to pickup some maps for an upcoming adventure!  It took about one hour 20 minutes round trip!

    Paul takes snapshots of interesting and beautiful things as he walks the neighborhood!  Please enjoy!

    Beauty is everywhere in our community

    Beauty is everywhere in our community

    Beautiful landscaping

    Beautiful landscaping

    After the walk it is back to work!  Sue exercises and Paul gardens!

    Garden is loaded with veggies!

    Garden is loaded with veggies!

    Almost as high as an elephants eye

    Almost as high as an elephants eye

    Now we are going to Patty’s Place for a drink before going dancing at the Phoenix Club!  Greg joined us along with Connor and Marissa!  Fun was had by all!

    OMG... Now I know why Paul & Sue always go to the Phoenix Club!

    OMG… Now I know why Paul & Sue always go to the Phoenix Club!

    Young love... Nothing beats it!

    Young love… Nothing beats it!

    Jan gives them some tips!

    Jan gives them some tips!

    Connor and Marissa learn what "Snowball Dance" is when they get asked

    Connor and Marissa learn what “Snowball Dance” is when they get asked

    Go guys!

    Go guys!

    Connor and Marissa learning to dance

    Connor and Marissa learning to dance

    Good night Mary and thanks for the dance lessons!  We had a load of fun!

    Good night Mary and thanks for the dance lessons! We had a load of fun!

  • Golf Day And A Visit To Denmark

    Posted on June 17th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did our practice/lesson today with Tim and got the latest and greatest about the family. Had lunch at ORCC before doing 18 holes. Angie joined us on the back nine!

    No Blue Birds yet!

    No Blue Birds yet!

    Beauty on the course

    Beauty on the course

    Mommy and baby visit us

    Mommy and baby visit us

    Miss Charlotte, who is visiting home in Denmark, send some new pictures. Please enjoy.

    On the fairway in Denmark

    On the fairway in Denmark

  • Golf Day With James

    Posted on June 16th, 2015 Paul No comments

    It’s morning walk time and Paul always carries a camera of two. He decided to take picture of “interesting things” in peoples yards as he walks the area. Today was no exception!

    Talk about mushrooms!

    Talk about mushrooms!  These guys were so proud their little heads were straight up in the air

    Baby light my fire

    Baby light my fire!  What a super walkway light and driveway light!

     

    Aounrd and around we go!

    Around and around we go!

    Fun
  • Cooking Cooking And Cooking Plus Malarkey’s

    Posted on June 15th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul went on the morning walk earlier than normal to avoid all the traffic caused by the local schools. 90 minute walk felt good!  Upon arrival at home Sue hit the kitchen and Paul hit the garden.  We picked ingredients for Ratatouille.  Paul cleaned out the bush beans, planted some more beets, tomatoes, and onions!  Sue was getting behind in the kitchen so Paul assisted in chopping and dicing.  We love to work together in the kitchen!  See the details!

    Great fun in the garden and in the kitchen

    Great fun in the garden and in the kitchen

    We has a little help!

    We had a little help from Ratatouille himself

    After lunch we went to H&H Nursery to get some additional veggies to plant and then we dropped by Cerritos to buy a mess of tickets for this next season!  After dropping the veggies off at home, we went to Malarkey’s to meet up with Greg and enjoy watching the ocean, telling stories, and have a cocktail or two.

    The birds are aware of the boats cargo and they are hungry

    The birds are aware of the boats cargo and they are hungry

    Made from plastic retrieved form the sea floor...

    Made from plastic retrieved form the sea floor…

    We headed for home and the treadmill and a TV movie about a Prince In Norway!

     

  • Lazy Daze

    Posted on June 14th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We stayed around the house today (except for the morning walk) and watched TV until it was time to go to Old Ranch for our monthly dinner-dance.

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    Good walk this morning!

    Mike tries a new hat idea!

    Mike tries a new hat idea!

    Just us!

    Just us!

  • Hooray! It Is Wine Day!

    Posted on June 13th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We spent the day with Bob, Donna, and Cyndy laughing our way up the Newport Coast!  Two wineries, a delicious meal at Javaiar’s and more wine at Rogers Gardens!  Please join the fun!

    Great fun with wonderful friends

    Great fun with wonderful friends

    Afterwards we went to Garden Grove and danced for hours before heading home at 10:30!

    A day of vino tasting with B ob, Cyndy, and Donna ended with us going to the Elks

    A day of vino tasting with Bob, Cyndy, and Donna ended with us going to the Elks

  • Golf And Dancing!

    Posted on June 12th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast at Old Ranch with James before playing eighteen with James and nine with Bunnaford.

    Grandma feeds the babies

    Grandma feeds the babies

    We did some serious Happy Hour with Greg joining us for cocktails!

    Jusstuss singing away!

    Jusstuss singing away!

    Sing sing sing

    Sing sing sing

    Riding in style!

    Riding in style!

  • To The San Diego Fair & Dancing!

    Posted on June 11th, 2015 Paul No comments

    It’s almost summer so we headed to the first of the “local” fairs in Del Mar called the San Diego Fair! Please join the fun!

    Wonderful day at the fair!

    Wonderful day at the fair!

    We headed for home around 5:00 so we could arrive at the Phoenix Club in time to meet with Connor and the gang.  Connor, our nineteen year old grandson, joined us for big bands this evening and he was FANTASTIC.  It was like he aged 40 years at the table meeting new people and remembering some!  We were so very proud of him!

  • Uneventful Golf Day

    Posted on June 10th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Another morning walk of about 90 minutes was super as the weather was cool enough that sweating with all the sores on the face (due to the pre-cancer treatment) was not a problem!  We dined from our garden and then headed to Old Ranch for eighteen holes!  We did some HAppy Hour before heading for home.  We now have a Norelco rotary shaver and Paul was not able to shave for a week and it was driving him crazy (a short drive we may add).

    Found a way to improve our scores!

    Found a way to improve our scores!

    Sue did the treadmill and we crashed about midnight.

  • Golf And Taco Tuesday

    Posted on June 9th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul was up early and walked a few miles before breakfast!  HE takes a different route almost every time and is covering the neighborhood!

    Love the morning walks!

    Love the morning walks!

    Morning walks reveal all sorts of secrets

    Morning walks reveal all sorts of secrets

    We played with James today but had to give up on the 16th hole as we were about to get washed away in all the rain… OK, they were sprinkles!  We headed for the club house a little early and took our normal place at the fire pit.  Greg and Robin joined us making for a delightful evening.  James and Bunny stayed for a while.  After James departed, James Eaton’s sister, Linda, joined us!  Great evening! Taco Tuesday went well!

    It looked like rain but all we got was a few drops

    It looked like rain but all we got was a few drops

    Bunnaford has the seat of honor

    Bunnaford has the seat of honor

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    We then headed for home and crashed after a little TV.

  • Celebration Day!

    Posted on June 8th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We were officially retired 3,000 days!  We keep track of it on our front page! Paul worked in the garden tending the veggies while Sue worked magic in the kitchen.  She made French onion soup using our own onions and cooked squash.  While outside, Paul discovered a bunch of green beans that were “too big to eat” so we asked the internet what to do about that!  We found out that the beans can be taken out of their pods and boiled until soft and then sautee’ them with some onions, garlic, olive oils.  In the South they call it “shellies”.  We tried it and it was delicious!  Never again will Paul worry about not getting outside in time to pick!

    We then got ready for a trip to Malarkeys to meet up with Irene and Greg!

    Sue and Greg

    Sue and Greg

    Irene and "Burnt Face" Paul

    Irene and “Burnt Face” Paul

    The fog was coming in aas we departed!

    The fog was coming in was we departed!

    We went home so Sue could do the treadmill before crashing for the evening!

  • Talk About “On The Go”!

    Posted on June 7th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began the day pretty easy and then we were off and running! First to the first birthday of our great grand daughter! Lilly was in rare form. We got to see Patty Diaz, Penny and Mike, and all sorts of friends we know through Zack and Becca. It was a beautiful party!

    She is the cutest little girl!

    She is the cutest little girl!

    Mommy went all out for the party... It was a great party!

    Mommy went all out for the party… It was a great party!

    We departed Garden Grove and headed to Newport Beach as we had a function mid afternoon we had to attend. At 4:00 sharp, we headed to La Mirada for our grandson’s sixth birthday party!  Alex is becoming a handsome devil just like his dad and grand dads (Yes, Gary and Paul strike dashing figures).  That party was also fun because we got to see Amy’s folks who we really like and family and friends!

    Six short years!

    Six short years!

    We felt safe because Alex would protect us after all he is one of the supermen!

    We felt safe because Alex would protect us after all he is one of the supermen!

    After the party we went to Patty’s Place and Paul dove into the best lamb chops in town plus a gin martini!

    Plenty of supplies!

    Plenty of supplies!

    By the time we got home, we were pooped out!  We crashed early for tomorrow is a big cooking day!

     

  • Work And Dancing!

    Posted on June 6th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house doing some serious garden cleanup.  Had to take some plants out because of powdery mildew.

    We went to Sue’s hair dresser and then to a new Thai restaurant, Thailusion, in Los Alamitos!  The meals was outstanding and the service was great!!  We will definitely go again!

    Just the right size!

    Just the right size!

    Thai Fried Rice

    Thai Fried Rice

    Fireman's Curry

    Fireman’s Curry

    Sue did the treadmill and Paul rested.  The pre-cancer treatments are taking their toll!  We went to the Santa Ana Elks at 6:30 and it was a load of fun!  The music was simply outstanding so we danced until 10:30.

    Love is blink OR Donna gave Bob a ticket?

    Love is blink OR Donna gave Bob a ticket?

    The Howard Clauson Band was absolutely wonderful this evening!

    The Howard Clauson Band was absolutely wonderful this evening!

  • Golf And Dancing… Back To Normal

    Posted on June 5th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began with breakfast and then played eighteen holes with Charlotte and sixteen with James…. James had to take his car to the car hospital!

    A beautiful morning to play golf

    A beautiful morning to play golf

    We heard the noise and all of a sudden the US Air Force buzzed us (OK, it took off from the Joint Forces Training Facility adjacent to the course)

    We were buzzed by the US Air Force

    We were buzzed by the US Air Force

    We were on 15 and all of a sudden Mommy Duck quacks to show us her brood.  Nine little fellers all having a lot of fun in the water.

    Mommy Duck has nine babies

    Mommy Duck has nine babies

    We finished golf and pulled the stats!  All that work and only 400 calories??

    We walked and walked!

    We walked and walked!

    The stats

    The stats

    To happy hour (click to see the whole picture).  Laughs and giggles for hours!

    Happy Hour was wild and wonderful

    Happy Hour was wild and wonderful

    We met up with the gang at GG Elks having a fun evening.  We headed for home about 10:30, watched some TV and then crashed!

    Dancing at GG

    Dancing at GG

  • Odds And Ends

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    We took the day off from golf and did errands and some chores until 6:30 when we went to the Phoenix Club for dancing.

  • Garden Day

    Posted on June 3rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We departed our home for Trump National about 10:45 so we could have a nice leisurely lunch!  We did and it was super! We then hopped over the mountain to the South Coast Botanic Gardens for a few hours walking through nature.  Please join us!

    Fun with nature

    Fun with nature

    After the walk, we went to Terranea for a drink and to visit Sue’s Dad.  The restaurant was super and the waiter, Zack, was outstanding!  We then hit the freeway and went to Villa Park for a meeting with the Starlighter’s Board.  On a lark, we called Jan Mongell and dropped by her home for almost two hours of chatting and sampling wine!  Life is good!

  • Golf Day!

    Posted on June 2nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    Time for a walk…  Another 45 minutes at 3 miles per hour! Feels good.  The camera phone is ofter used when certain pictures just beed to be taken!

    The beauty jumps out at you

    The beauty jumps out at you

    The most amazing reds

    The most amazing reds

    We played 18 holes, 13 with James before he had to go home.  We did some Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday (No taco’s for Paul).  Then off to home to do the treadmill and watch the movie “Battleship”.   Great fun seeing the movie right after walking the Iowa.  We recognized several places we saw on the Iowa.

  • Visiting The USS Iowa Before Going To Malarkey’s

    Posted on June 1st, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul started the day with the normal morning walk.  Must keep the ticker going!

    Gotta keep the old ticker in shape!

    Gotta keep the old ticker in shape!

    We went to see the USS Iowa in LA Harbor and it was a real treat. Several hours of walking up and down stairs!  Please join our visit!

    A fantastic engineering and history lesson!

    A fantastic engineering and history lesson!

    After the tour we stopped at Ports O’ Call for a drink and time to watch the ships sail in and out of the channel. Ports O’ Call Village, located along the Port of Los Angeles main channel in San Pedro, is a seaside plaza that features souvenir and gift shops, along with restaurants, sweet shops, fish markets and quick-bite eateries.  This New England-style seaside village encompasses 15 acres of shops, restaurants and attractions. A meandering promenade of cobblestone streets connects the specialty shops.

    We have been going there for over 50 years!

    We have been going there for over 50 years!

    Sailed right by as we had our wine

    Sailed right by as we had our wine

    Enjoying a drink and resting our legs

    Enjoying a drink and resting our legs

    Enjoying being with Sue

    Enjoying being with Sue

    After the visit we went to Malarkeys to meet up with Irene and Greg for happy hour.  Great fun was had by all!

    Great view from Malarkey's

    Great view from Malarkey’s

    Off to home to hit the treadmill!

     

  • Sad Day And A Happy Day All In One

    Posted on May 31st, 2015 Paul No comments

    Abelardo “Abbey” Lopez  Estacion, a long time friend from the Elks, passed on April 11th.    He was born in the Philippeans in 1933.  We went to his memorial service at the Santa Ana Elks from 1-4.  We were amongst 300 people paying their respects. The Branders, Zaitz, and Irene  joined us for the formal Elks ceremony and then the reception afterwords. He was a great friend!

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    Our friend Abbey

    We went home for a short period after the event and then decided to go to Old Ranch for a few minutes.  We had a small flat bread and a glass of wine when the news came in… We are Great Grandparents again with the Attival of Baby Calhan Joseph Chartier 8lbs 5oz. 19 inches.

    Good job Cassie...Welcome Calin

    Good job Cassie…Welcome Calhan

  • Turn Back The Clock!

    Posted on May 30th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked in the garden and cooked most of the day but around 3:30 be headed for San Clemente to attend the 23rd annual USO Swing Night Dance with the gang.  Join the fun!

    Great fun!

    Great fun!

    Just us!

    Just us!

     

    Gaving fun!

    Having fun with dear friends!

     

  • Moving Day And Dancing

    Posted on May 29th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We got up early to assist a friend but we were met by our own little friends…

    Hello there!

    Hello there!

    We have a good friend by the name of Bernie.  He is a mear 94 years old and was having to move from his home in the Breakers to the Bixby Towers.  He seemed very worried about the move so Paul told him we would help do the move.  Dear Greg went over early to assess the move and we decided it was a little much for us.  We hired “Two Men And A Truck” to do the move and they did.  In six hours everything was moved from the 10th floor of the Breakers to the 7th floor of the Towers!

    The truck arrives

    The truck arrives

    We headed for home and then off to the ranch for Happy Hour with cast of thousands!  We departed at 7:00 and went to hear “Breakaway “at the GG Elks.  We danced until about 10:00 before going home and crashing!

  • Golf And Dancing…

    Posted on May 28th, 2015 Paul No comments
    Mike and .....

    Mike and …..

    We played golf with James and did some Happy Hour before going to the Phoenix Club for dancing.

    Mr Turtle was out today!

    Mr Turtle was out today!

    The Teenagers were out and about

    The Teenagers were out and about

    Mary joined us for dancing this evening and we always walk her to her car when she heads for home!

    Walking Mary to her car!

    Walking Mary to her car!

    Mike, a friend and a painter, did a portrait of …..

    Viewing Mike's painting

    Viewing Mike’s painting

  • Change In Plans

    Posted on May 27th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We were going to play golf but the course was closed at the last moment.  We decided to go on the Long Beach Water Taxi and have lunch at Belmont Pier.  Plans changed and lunch was even better!!  Join the fun

    Enjoying each other

    Enjoying each other

  • Normal Day…

    Posted on May 26th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We began the day with some picking from the garden and then Paul took his morning walk before breakfast.  The walk is usually about 2 miles in 42 minutes which means 2.8 miles per hour.

    The iPhone keeps track of Paul so he will not get lose

    The iPhone keeps track of Paul so he will not get lost

    Great pictures on the walk!  Our neighbors fly the flag proudly!

    Love our conservative and patriotic neighborhood

    Love our conservative and patriotic neighborhood

    Love our neighborhood!

    Love our neighborhood!

    After the walk and breakfast we went to Old Ranch for a round of golf with James!  It was good weather although when we started it was 63 degrees.

    Polite little ducks!

    Polite little ducks!

    We finished in three and a half hours and then went to Happy Hour (Taco Tuesday) before going home to do the treadmill and watch a little TV.

  • Back To Normal… As Normal As Normal Gets

    Posted on May 25th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Happy Anniversary to our daughter Robin and Bob!  Many many more to come!

    Rob and Bob get married

    Rob and Bob get married

    We had no plans for today so we picked from the garden and cooked for several hours!  Sue roasted some carrots and  made 30 stuffed peppers!  We also picked another two pounds of green beans!

    When we need onions, we pull them a few days ahead of time and let them dry!

    When we need onions, we pull them a few days ahead of time and let them dry!

    Up to our fanny in tomatoes

    Up to our fanny in tomatoes

    Green beans by the loads!

    Green beans by the loads!

    Our new dwarf avacado tree with our corn

    Our new dwarf avocado tree with our corn

    We went to Malarkey’s for cocktails with Greg and Irene at 5:00.  Greg and Paul were introduced to a drink called “Forbidden Beach” which was vodka, lemon juice, pineapple juice and St. Germain!  Paul stopped jkust in time but Greg decided to go home with us for an hour or so before driving!  We watched a movie and Sue did the first 90 minutes of her treadmill!  We drove Greg back to the restaurant and he was good to go.  We returned home and Sue fininshed off the remained of the treadmill time.

  • Another Theater Day…

    Posted on May 24th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We got up and messed in the garden for a while before going to the Royal Khyber restaurant for lunch!  What made it special is that Bob and Donna joined us for the meal!  We shard a bottle of wine and gabbed for two hours before heading to South Coast Repertory to see “Peter and the Starcatcher”.

    Royal Khyber is an exclusive Indian restaurant in the South Coast Plaza Village in Orange County, California. A leader in Indian culinary tradition, Royal Khyber provides an authentic North Indian cuisine experience of unique flavors and nutritional value, delivering it in a sophisticated, romantic and modern setting. Simply delightful dining.

    Bob and Donna

    Bob and Donna

    Hot stuff

    Hot stuff

    The play/musical was exciting. They call him Boy, the orphan without a name.  One day he’s whisked onto the good ship Neverland, and the century-old legend of Peter Pan gets its hilarious, exhilarating and wildly imaginative prequel.  Sail with us across the seven seas as Boy becomes Peter in a swashbuckling tale of yesteryear, infused with pop culture imagery of today.

    Very interesting story with some surprises!

    Very interesting story with some surprises!

    After the play we went to Patty’s Place with James and Linda for a short visit before going home and watching a movie and doing the treadmill!

  • Theater Day

    Posted on May 23rd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did a few chores before getting dressed up and heading for Seasons 52, one of our favorite restaurants.  Great service and great meals under 450 calories!

    Halibut

    Halibut

    Mixed salad

    Flat bread was outstanding

    We then went across the street to the Orange County Performing Arts Center to see “Annie”.  It was an amazing performance.

    Segerstrom Center for the Arts, previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, presents a wide variety of the most significant national and international productions of music, dance and theater to the people of Southern California.
    As Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization, Segerstrom Center for the Arts owns and operates the 3,000-seat Segerstrom Hall and intimate 250-seat Founders Hall, which opened in 1986, and the 2,000-seat Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened in 2006 and also houses the 500-seat Samueli Theater, and the Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Education Center’s studio performance space and Boeing Education Lab.

    Great performance and we loved Sandy

    Great performance and we loved Sandy

    After the play, we went to the “Center Club” as it is part of the Old Ranch Country Club network!  Great place to stop by after a play.

    We enjoyed a drink and an appetizer!

    We enjoyed a drink and an appetizer!

    It is almost 6:00 so we head to Santa Ana Elks for dancing.  It’s a long story. The music was good but it was so loud that we went home before 9:00.  It was designed for the younger (deaf) crowd!  Everyone was there and most of us cut out!  Too bad!

  • Yeah! Sue Can Play Golf Again!

    Posted on May 22nd, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast at Old Ranch with James and then joined Charlotte for eighteen holes.  James “wimped out” at the turn as the weather was like Denmark… Cold and windy.  We kept on going.  We did some happy hour before going home to get ready for Topper’s!

    It was 62 degrees when we started

    It was 62 degrees when we started

    Didn't bother the "baby" ducks

    Didn’t bother the “baby” ducks

    We found a ducks nest!

    We found a ducks nest!

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    Love the flowers around the course

    After the game, we did a small Happy Hour and then headed for home to get a little more formal as we have the Topper’s Memorial Weekend Dance to attend.  Please join us!

    To The Petroleum Club for dinner dancing

    To The Petroleum Club for dinner dancing

    Tripping the light fantastic

    Tripping the light fantastic

    Mike Andersen joined us this evening

    Mike Andersen joined us this evening

  • Thursday Was A Day To Rest

    Posted on May 21st, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did some chores and went to the dermatologist for our regular checkup!  Mostly good news.  We did some gardening and then did the treadmill before getting cleaned up for the Phoenix Club.  We stopped by Patty’s place for a martini and to chat with Chuck the bartender before heading to Anaheim!

  • Finally, A Day Of Golf!

    Posted on May 20th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had breakfast at Old Ranch and then played a round of golf with James.  Sue was still favoring her back and she chipped and putted!  The weather was a little cool but not too bad!  We stayed around for some happy hour before heading home!

  • Chores And Fun

    Posted on May 19th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house and did some serious gardening before going to Taco Surf to meet up with “The Old Guys”.  The “Old Guys” are people who Sue worked with daily for years at Boeing.  They are all retired now and we get together every couple of months!

    We went to 12th Street Nursery and got some new plants before returning home and doing more gardening,  We have a “dwarf avacado”… We hope its a dwarf!  Time will tell!

    Then we were off to Old Ranch for a quick drink before going to Il Garage to celebrate JR’s 69th birthday!  That means we laughed and giggled for a couple of hours!

    Karen

    Karen

    JR

    JR

    Sue

    Sue

    Paul

    Paul

  • Working Around Home

    Posted on May 18th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We unpacked, washed and worked in the garden before going to have lunch with Marion Gray who is currently limited because of an accident and a busted foot.

    We did a few more chores after lunch and then headed to Malarkey’s.  At Malarkey’s we were privileged to see Greg Leach enter and come in second place at “Story Telling Time”…  Fun for all!  Nancy and Vince joined Irene and us to see Greg perform!

    We stayed late and got to watch the sunset!

    We stayed late and got to watch the sunset!

  • Coming Home!

    Posted on May 17th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We had to leave but the memories will last forever!  Join the trip home

    We had lunch at PF Changs and then off to the Santa Ana Elks for the Jam Session!

    Sad but we are going home!

    Sad but we are going home!

  • Fun And More Fun

    Posted on May 16th, 2015 Paul No comments

    In the morning Bob and Paul had an early breakfast, then another breakfast with Hans and the girls, and then we played golf  Join the morning!

    Golf in Avalon

    Golf in Avalon

    After golf, we cavorted on the patio of the Villa Portofino Inn in Avalon!  We got dressed up and ready for dinner and the dance  Join the fun!

    Up on the roof!

    Up on the roof!

    We went to dinner at the Ristorente Villa Portofino and then off to the dance turning back the clock 60 years! Join us for dinner!

    Fantastic dining!

    Fantastic dining!

    We walked to the dance and enjoyed a magical evening dancing to the music of the 20’s and 30’s.  Join the fun!

    Than ks to the Art Deco staff!

    Than ks to the Art Deco staff!

    After the dance it was nightcap time! Join the cavorting

    The fun really gets started

    The fun really gets started

  • Off We Go!

    Posted on May 15th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We headed to Avalon Catalina for our yearly Avalon Ball Weekend!  With 36 friends, we departed Long Beach at 12:15 and the rest is history! Join us on the trip over!

    Off to Catalina from Long Beach to attend the 13th Annual Avalon Ball

    Off to Catalina from Long Beach to attend the 13th Annual Avalon Ball

    In the afternoon, after the “Von’s Run” we appear on the patio and cavort until dinner time!  Join the cavorting

    Fun on the patio

    Fun on the patio

    Then it is off to dinner at the Bluewater Grill… Great place to dine! 

    Dinner before the movie!

    Dinner before the movie!

    After dinner we went to the Avalon theater and saw Mall Cop II.

  • Rain Rain Go Away Until Sunday

    Posted on May 14th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did not leave the house today until it was time to go to the Phoenix Club!  All the veggies got a good bath from the rain so we expect them to grow like made over the weekend!

    Sue fixed a great brunch… The squash blossoms get better every day!

    Fun
  • Following Doctors Orders… No Golf!

    Posted on May 13th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We did some chores around the house before going to the Aquarium for the afternoon!  We go all the time because we learn something new!  This time we learned three things! Join the fun!

    Do you know what the worlds largest migration of animals is?  We figured elephants!  Nope… Creatures of the sea migrate to the surface to dine where it is dark and then when the sun rises, they migrate deep into the sea to stay away from predators.  It is done everyday and it is massive.

    It’s formal name is Diel vertical migration, also known as diurnal vertical migration, is a pattern of movement used by some organisms, such as Copepods, living in the ocean and in lakes. The migration occurs when organisms move up to the epipelagic zone at night and return to the mesopelagic zone of the oceans or to the hypolimnion zone of lakes during the day. The word diel comes from the Latin dies day, and means a 24-hour period. It is referred to as the greatest migration in the world in terms of biomass.

    The cycle goes on every day!

    The cycle goes on every day!

    The Jellies exhibit was new to us.

    We visited the Jellyfish display

    We visited the Jellyfish display

    Then we found out about “Whale Fall”

    A whale fall is the carcass of a cetacean that has fallen into the Bathyal or Abyssal zone on the ocean floor. As they are found at depths of 2,000 m or 6,600 ft, they create complex localized ecosystems that supply sustenance to deep-sea organisms for decades.  Read about it in Wikipedia!

    We learned about a "Whale Fall"

    We learned about a “Whale Fall”

    Zones of the ocean

    Zones of the ocean

    Definitely Jellyfish

    Definitely Jellyfish

    After the aquarium we had to go to Irvine to see our lawyer so we decided to stop in at Cucina Enoteca at Irvine Spectrum.  We shared three cheeses and Paul tried two infusions!  Cucina means cooking in Italian and Enoteca means “A place primarily directed at giving visitors or tourists the possibility to taste these wines at a reasonable fee and possibly to buy them”

    Sneak Attack!

    Sneak Attack! Sue had wine and Paul had an infusion

    Paul tried the arbor manhattan with peanut infused bourbon  and then followed it with a  “Dr. Spice ” which is apricot nutmeg rum + coconut chai + citrus + simple syrup.  Sue played it safe with an excellent wine.

    Paul loved the bar

    Paul loved the bar

    Then off to see our lawyer about “trust issues”…. No, not that kind… Adjustment to our Trust as we have great grandchildren now!

    On the way home we stopped at Patty’s Place and had a drink before going home and watching a movie and some of our serials.

    We crashed at midnight!

  • Gardening And Golf

    Posted on May 12th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We gardened for a bit and then made some stuffer squash blossoms for brunch!  We then headed for Old Ranch to play a round of golf before Taco Tuesday began!  Becca, Zack, and Lilly joined us for taco’s!

    Miss Lilly pays a visit

    Miss Lilly pays a visit

  • Monday Was Chores Day!

    Posted on May 11th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked around the house, went to Trader Joe’s, then to the Market.   We got fixings for more squash blossoms so guess what we are making tomorrow?

    At 5:00 we met up with Greg and Irene for a Malarkey’s celebration!

    After going home we watch a movie and did the treadmill!

    On Mother’s Day our daughter, Robin, gave Sue a solar powered garden night light that look like birds of paradise!  How thoughtful!  We put it together and planted it to see…  We love the lights!  The vegetables also like them a lot!!

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    Lights are lit but we used a flash on the camera

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    When we got home the lights were shinning bright!

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    The lights were still shining at 5:00 in the morning!

    Faantastic

    Fantastic

     

  • Mothers Day 2015

    Posted on May 10th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We went to Catal with family and friends to celebrate.  Join the fun!

    Celebrating with family and friends

    Celebrating with family and friends

     

  • Slow Day.. Good Day

    Posted on May 9th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul took his morning walk doing about 3.8 miles in an hour.  Every morning it is a new route! We did chores around the house and worked in the garden.

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    The panoramic view reveals the new raised beds (Click to see full sized image)

    We planted asparagus and now we have to wait three years… Hope we can do it!  Sue did the treadmill in the afternoon while we watched a movie.  We went to the GG Elks but they had a twangy country band… Good music if you were into country but no dance… We tried to dance to a few songs but gave up and went home about 9:00.  We watched a movie and then crashed!

  • Friday; An Excellent Day

    Posted on May 8th, 2015 Paul No comments

    We worked in the garden in the morning.  We had rain the night before and we had some repairs to do!  We lost a big branch off the pomegranate bush… The rain deposited too much water on the leaves and the branch could not hold it.  Now the branches are supported by strings.

    We now have corn growing!  Hope it gets as tall as an elephants eye!

    We now have corn growing! Hope it gets as tall as an elephants eye!

    Kae and beets seem to be enjoying the rain

    Kae and beets seem to be enjoying the rain

    The baby tomatoes are doing quite well!

    The baby tomatoes are doing quite well!

    It's getting time to stuff some peppers!

    It’s getting time to stuff some peppers!

    In the afternoon we went to the pain management doctor and got an injection before going to Cucina Enoteca for a snack!  Cucina Enoteca is located in Fashion Island, Newport Beach. Restaurant is composed of a bar, restaurant seating and outdoor area.The snack was some infusions (Paul) and wine (Sue) with three delightful wines, dips, and excellent bread.

    They indeed have a nice wine selection!

    They indeed have a nice wine selection!

    We then headed for home to change into formal wear and headed to Alta Dena for the evening.  We danced with the Rondeliers to the theme {10430 Form”.  Join the fun!

    Dancing the night away

    Dancing the night away

  • Cooking And Dancing… An Interesting Mix!

    Posted on May 7th, 2015 Paul No comments

    Paul harvested and Sue cooked!  We had to throw out one of our tomatoes as it was not doing well.  The “Kellogg’s Breakfast” is now in the compost pile!  We replaced it with a “Hillbilly Potato”…  Love those names!

    The “Hillbilly Potato” is an absolutely gorgeous bicolor beefsteak tomato, great for slicing. Beautiful yellow 1 pound fruits are streaked with red on the blossom end. Sweet and juicy. Heavy producer. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.

    Hillbilly Potato

    Hillbilly Potato

    Sue worked on several kinds of squash and fresh green beans.  We had so many squash blossoms that we visited Terri with a bag of blossoms!

    After getting cleaned up we went to Patty’s Place for a drink or two before going to the Phoenix Club and visiting the gang!  Everyone was there tonight.  The Kuhn’s, Roberts, Zaitz, Marianne and Craig, Michael, Irene and Vince.  We dance until the band was done… We were done also!

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