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