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Today Is DDT! Doctor, Dinner, & Theater!

We had a wonderful morning as we had no plans until midday. We just talked and held hands, since it was the first day we both felt better in almost a week. We went to the garden and developed a plan to capture the rabbits, including deciding where to deposit them once they were caught.

We watched a few short videos on YouTube, including footage of US Air Force fighters and the world’s largest passenger liner.

Mary prepared a delicious breakfast to use up everything in the fridge before leaving on our three-week vacation!

We had a DDT day! The first “D” stood for doctor, so we went to Mary’s doctor who is now also mine. We both got acupuncture treatments; Mary for her arm and me for sciatica and this horrible cough that I have been dealing with.  The lady doctor practices Eastern and Western medicine.  Everyone was amazed when I did not flinch with the many shots and needle stickings received during the procedure.  We will see tomorrow!

The second “D” stood for dining or dinner. We had planned to dine at the Royal Khyber, but they were closed and we would have had to wait for 45 minutes. So, I suggested we try Darya, which was located a few doors down. Darya is a Persian (Iranian) restaurant, and I must say, it was first-class!  The people are so friendly and speak English better than us!

It is rather large and is beautiful inside!

Mary had the ASH RESHTEH, a Persian soup with fresh vegetables, noodles, pinto beans, and Kashk (whey) flavored with sautéed garlic and mint.

I opted for the GHEMEH BADEMJAN, which is fried eggplant cooked in special tomato sauce, yellow peas, and onion sauce, served with veal and a side of Basmati rice.

We both had wine!

I always get the best seat in the house with a magnificent view!

The food is not only good, but the presentations are mouth-watering!

She gave me her onions!

My meal was pretty and filling.  The rice was cooked to perfection, and the eggplant and beef were perfect!

Almost too pretty to eat!

We left Darya at 6:30 pm and made our way to Segerstrom Theater via the Westin Hotel bar, where we met up with Kiana. We enjoyed a glass of wine before the show and then walked to the theater. Our regular seats in Aisle E were perfect—close enough to see and hear everything but far enough away to avoid any “splatter” incidents. Feel free to ask me about it sometime!

The third letter, “T,” was for theater.  While the show was OK, it was not for us.  The dialogue was too fast and the music was full of drums and terribly loud.  We stayed for the first half and then departed for home at 8:30 pm.  We were not alone, several people walked out with us.

It was a great “production,” but not for us. besides, I could not get past his voice!

We brought Scout inside and Mary crashed.  I still had some pep so I put some final touches on the vacation website and reviewed my third trip through the canal in detail!  Tomorrow it’s off the the gym and stay home and begin packing.

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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