A Day Off? Not Likely!

We were up and at them with Paul working on the Friday evening website prior to going for an hour walk around the neighborhood.  After returning home, we cleaned up and headed for Seasons 52 in Costa Mesa for a wonderful lunch.  Paul did the trout as usual and it was still fantastic!  The manager joined us at the table and presented us with a really nice wooden box contaiing a special cork screw.  He said it was because we were such good clients having joined them many many times this year!

Then, off to the Orange Country Performing Ats Center to see Moma Mia.  Lousy story line but great musical!

It was raining hard at the break

It was raining hard at the break

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s our turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. This was our fourth time seeing the musical and every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Great show... Toe tapping music

Great show… Toe tapping music

It was a rainy afternoon and when we went into the theater at 2:00 it was threatening and at 5:00 PM when we departed it was pouring so we stopped at the Center Club and spend and hour or so having a glass of wine and Paul had oysters.  We met and, sue to the rain and few people,  talked extensively to Chris, Director of Food and Beverage.  The Center Club is private but as a member of Old Ranch CC, we can visit them anytime.

Entering the Center Club

Entering the Center Club

The club was warm and not terribly busy so we sat at the bar until the rain let up.

The oysters were terrific

The oysters were terrific

Departing the OC Performing Arts Center going to the Elks was a short drive… Maybe eleven minutes max.  The rain was pretty much a heavy dew by this time.

Rainy drive to the Elks

Rainy drive to the Elks

Ah! The Garden Grove Elks seems like some.  The people are so friendly and we have Brad and Susie-Q playing this evening so we danced quite a bit.   The Zaitz, Roberts, Kuhn’s Brander’s were all there plus Irene joined us a little later.

Slight rain when we arrived and dry/black skies when we departed

Slight rain when we arrived and dry/black skies when we departed

In the back room the Christmas Tree was already set up and spreading cheer!

The Elks was warm and inviting

The Elks was warm and inviting… Our first “official post Thanksgiving” Christmas Tree

We danced until about 10:00 and decided to head for home.  The skies were cloudless and the rain had stopped totally.  We made it home without a hitch!  Time for some Star Trek before crashin… Tomorrow is really a lazy day!

 

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Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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