Celebrating Birthdays!

It’s Pete and Lisa’s birthday celebration today.  Pete’s birthday was on the 2nd and Lisa’s  will be on the 8th so we decided to do them together.  We are off to the Sundried Tomato Company in San Juan Capistrano.  This location is great, half-way between Los Alamitos and Vista.

Great food and great friends/family!

Did You Know?  Sundried Tomato is a gem of a bistro located in the historic area of Downtown San Juan Capistrano. Opened in 2003, it is partially nestled into the vintage Valenzuela Adobe dating from the 1800s, and thus embraces a beautiful, early Spanish exterior.

Situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, and only a few blocks from the I-5 Freeway and Amtrak Station, Sundried Tomato is a convenient place to meet for lunch, dinner or a relaxing weekend brunch while visiting the area. We are just walking distance from the historic San Juan Capistrano Mission, upscale Regency Theater, numerous interesting shops and an antique mall, and the laid back, shade-filled Los Rios District.

We got there a little early and had a glass of wine and then noticed a mirror… Camera time!

All Smiles

Let’s try a different angle!

The mirror goes to work

This time we had moved and Lisa snapped the picture… Looks a lot better!

Enjoying a good meal with family

We talked for two hours about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!


Remembering the day in a collage

Celebrating birthdays

We then headed for home to rest a bit before going to Malarkey’s to visit Greg, David, Irene and the Malarkey’s Gang!

Sue tells a story

The Sun goes down and we get ready to go home and watch some TV.

Sunset from Malarkeys

We watched a great Hallmark movie called “Uncommon Grace”, then Colombo, followed by three Fraziers!  It was a good day!

Did You Know: Uncommon Grace is about  Grace Connor, a military nurse formerly stationed in Afghanistan, hopes that moving to a farm in rural Ohio will help her recover from the ravages of war. Levi Troyer finds his pacifist beliefs challenged when he discovers his stepfather has been killed and his mother wounded by an unknown intruder. Levi and Grace are thrown together when she comes to his family’s rescue and saves his mother’s life. Stars Jes Macallan, Sean Faris and Kelly McGillis.

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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