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Hi Ho.. Hi Ho.. It’s Off To Wine We Go!

Wife: “I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?” Husband: “You have perfect eyesight.”

Bob and Donna celebrate their 42nd anniversary in Temecula, and we joined them; they needed adult supervision.  I must remember to tell Bob that “A marriage anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”

But first, we had our chores to do.  Mary got her hair fixed at 10:00 AM; I didn’t even know it was broken. I took Scout to my place because his aunt Robin and Unkle Bob watched him this evening.

We had brunch at the Original Pancake House, where we fought off a herb of bees. We finally hit the road to Temecula at 3:00 PM, which will be perfect as the hotel check-in is 3:00 PM.

I checked in to see if the COVID shot was ready but alas, no news.

Our hotel room was great, a short walk to the car and around the corner from the Bolero Restaurant!

We had reservations at Bailey’s in Old Town at 6:00 PM.  The plan was coming together. The restaurant was “outdoors,” and we kept our distance from others.

The girls liked the menu selections.

Bob and I went into kibitzing mode almost immediately, much to the delight of the waitstaff.

Bob explains something, and we know not what!

The girls were embarrassed when I said, “Waiter, there is a dead fly swimming in my soup!” He responded, “Don’t be silly; dead flies can’t swim!”  Of course, not to be outdone, Bob said, “Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup!” to which the smart-ass waiter said, “It’s OK, sir, there’s no extra charge!”

I was hungry, so I ordered the Asparagus Bruschetta.

The Asparagus Bruschetta was delicious!

Mary had the chicken schnitzel, which was sauteed breaded chicken breast, with lemon caper, buerre blanc, spinach spaetzle, and braised red cabbage.  It apparently was good, and MAry finished it off in two bites.

Two bites and it was gone!

A schnitzel is a thin slice of meat fried in fat. The meat is usually thinned by pounding with a meat tenderizer. Most commonly, the meats are breaded before frying. The breaded schnitzel is popular in many countries and is made using veal, pork, chicken, mutton, beef, or turkey. A vegetarian alternative is to make schnitzel using cheese or textured vegetable protein.I had the spicy shrimp, and it was delicious!

It was too spicy to share with the others (maybe that’s why I ordered it?)

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel with great plans to playing a card game. Well, we found a firepit near our room, and we talked and carried on for two more hours until it was time to crash!

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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