Out And About

What a day… We had breakfast, checked our email and got ready for a whirlwind day.   We began by having a delightful meal at Royal Khyber near the  South Coast Shopping Center.  We have gone to that restaurant for thirty years and it remains one of our favorites!

Vegetarian appetizers with hot chutney sauce are delicious!

The vegetarian appetizers with hot chutney sauce were delicious!

Time for dessert. In most Indian restaurants dessert is not exciting! Royal Khyber does it right! Not only was it delicious, it was also beautiful!

An Indian dessert... Ice Cream with silver foil!

An Indian dessert… Ice Cream with silver foil!

After a wonderful meal and a good glass of wine we drove over the South Coast Repertory and saw “All The Way”.  It’s 1963. Lyndon B. Johnson has been catapulted into the most powerful job on earth. No stranger to back room deals, Johnson takes us with him—flattering, backslapping, placating and bullying as he maneuvers to pass the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act. From Martin Luther King, Jr. to George Wallace, some of America’s most dynamic leaders stand beside him—or against him—during this tumultuous time, captured vividly in the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

When we departed the restaurant at 1:27 it was like an oven outside!  So we leave  the restaurant where it was 70 degrees, walk in 101 degree temperature to get to the car, attempt to cool the car down for the 2 minute trip to the theater, head to the theater where it is again  70 degrees!

Oh... Yes... It was hotter than blazed outside!

We consulted our phone and indeed, it was 101!

We went inside immediately and had some cold iced tea before sitting through this three hour long production!

Paul was there and involved

Paul remembers all of this political activity well…  He was a Goldwater guy!

We called Jan Mongell to see if she was going to Catal with us this evening.  Alas, she had the kids around so we just drove directly to Downtown Disney and visited our Catal friends.

Brian and Jan joined us for dinner and we had a great time!  With Brian around, who needs a menu.  He just needs the promise of a good burger!

Did someone say hamburger?

Did someone say hamburger?

Paul went for the halibut and it was so good!  Like eating butter!

Paul went for the health food!

Paul normally does salmon but tonight we tried the halibut

Then…. Right on time… We went to the veranda overlooking the Uva Bar and watched the fireworks.  The couple next to us were celebrating their 5th anniversary so we procured a bottle of Schramsberg Champagne and shared with them…. Any excuse for champagne.

...and the skies lit up!

…and the skies lit up!

We were all like little kids watching the skies explode in front of us!

Brian is fascinated by the fireworks

Brian is fascinated by the fireworks

Jan was the “DD” tonight… Designated Driver so she had coffee.

Jan just enjoys the company

Jan just enjoys the company

Sue was happy… Glass of wine… Glass of champagne… and fireworks…  What else could a girl want?

Happy to be at Disneyland

Happy to be at Disneyland

Everybody was busy watching the fireworks so Paul did a selfie…  Dang near broke the camera!

Come on guys... It's a "selfie"

Come on guys… It’s a “selfie”

It’s now 11:00 PM so we head for home and watch a little of Star Trek before crashing!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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1 Response to Out And About

  1. Holly says:

    Love your approach to life!

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